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Smallmouth Bass Fishing Report 3.2.2013

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Sweet smallieAs we are moving toward spring, there are reports of more snow on the way but there are also reports of smallmouth bass becoming more active.  This report from Tennessee will show the flicker of spring that we know will be here soon.

We like to highlight various fishing reports from around the country, to help you see what is happening out there.  If you look at the progression of weather changes along with the location, you can see what might become effective in your area as you move into similar weather conditions.

Smallmouth Bass Fishing Report 3.2.2013


Center Hill: Smallmouth bass bite has dropped off a bit, but some are still being caught on jigs and cranks in 15-20 feet of water.

Cheatham: Smallmouth bass are being caught on spinner and crank baits.

Cordell Hull: Largemouth and smallmouth bass bite has picked up again on spinner baits and jigs.

Dale Hollow: Smallmouth bass bite is steady on swim baits and jigs.

Normandy: Smallmouth bass bite has improved. Try the deeper water in the middle of the day using jigs and jerk baits.

Percy Priest: Smallmouth bass are being caught late in the day on jigs and spinner baits.

Tims Ford: Largemouth and smallmouth bass bite has been solid on crank and spinner baits along with plastic worms in 5-25 feet of water.  Source


The bass streams are warming enough that by fishing some large nymphs deeply you just might catch a few large bass.  Effective flies now are the Murray’s Heavy Black Hellgrammite 4, Murray’s Brown Heavy Hellgrammite 4 and Bitch Creek 6. Source

To get stocked up for spring fishing, see if you use the same baits as top bass anglers by looking at the top sellers at Tackle Warehouse!

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