If you look closely at the submerged weeds in the picture below, you’ll see some slime starting to develop. That’s pretty indicative of fall aquatic veggies, and it mean bass that have been calling grass home for months start to feel a little discomfort. But slime doesn’t mean they’ll leave the area entirely, and neither should you. Often times, all that’s required to stay on the fish is a slight switching of gears. For the bass, the open areas in the grass now better suit their overall fall needs. For the angler, those areas of clear bottom present easy targets. In many ways, it’s just like spring bed fishing. The difference is that instead of drawing a defense strike, bass use the clearings as ambush points, and most of the time that patch is clear because a nice juicy rock or log has stopped the grass from growing there.