Fall smallmouths are notoriously picky, so presenting crayfish as naturally as possible is critical now. You want a weightless presentation that allows the bait to move freely. To achieve this, slide a 1-inch rubber band over the tail and legs of a crayfish, so the band closes in front of the legs and behind the head. Next, take a 2/0 bait hook and thread the point under the rubber band, positioning it so the bait hangs horizontally. In moving water, cast upstream and let the bait drift back. On a lake, let the crayfish settle naturally over submerged structure and watch for hits during the descent. Use a big, meaty craw for the heftiest bass.