Though I’m sure you’re as sad as I am that summer is officially coming to a close, there’s not much we can do about it other than start getting in the right mindset for fall bass fishing. In the coming weeks, the fish you’ve been catching in the shallow grass and wood will start to move towards rocky areas. Rock piles are often the focal point of the best fall action, as the hard structure heats quicker in the sun, giving bass a place to warm up as the temps drop. Most guys will approach a fall rock pile with proven lures like that trusty football jig or a square-billed crankbait. As for me, my goal is always to try to get the biggest bass off the pile right out of the gate. To do that, I’ve learned to step away from the usual producers and start with some offerings not often associated with fall bass in the rocks.