Once the late-summer/early-fall lake turnover is done and all that soupy green gunk in the water is gone, some of the year's best lake fishing will pop like a July 4 firecracker. Offshore reefs, shoals and extended points will be good, but so will cover nearer to shore as the water clears and cools. The trick here is to work the weeds, brush and timber near deeper channels first. As the water cools further, many fish make a last feeding flurry in truly shallow water, then head offshore a bit because frosts start killing off green emergent vegetation near the bank. When that happens, move out again and work the deeper weeds.