Tips from Russ Lane-Fat Papa Squarebills
"I use both the Fat Papa Squarebills 55mm/70mm in the fall. Finding bait is always the key. Back ends of creeks are obvious areas to start but main lake shallow flats in the upper third section of most lakes can be sneaky good. Shad balls roam those 2-5 ft. flats close to the surface this time of year. The dominant cover could be old stumps, logs or even gravel high spots. Large-mouths and even big loner spots on the Coosa will use that as ambush cover. I move around those flats looking for cover targets to throw at. Hitting the cover is the deal and this is why the Fat Papa SB is so good. It is light and buoyant enough that it comes through cover with ease. Just like a handmade balsa bait but way cheaper and much more durable. I like the 55 usually in Chartreuse/Black Back in semi stained water and the 70 in same color or Nasty Shad in dirtier water. If I had to choose only one it would be the 70. That bait is something special. My setup is a Denali Attax 7’2” Med Russ Lane Cranking rod and a good 6:1 retrieve reel. I use 14 lb. Sunline Sniper for the 55 and 16-20 lb. Sniper for the 70."