Smallmouth Bass Fishing Reports 6.15.2012
Let’s look at some smallmouth bass fishing reports for June, 15, 2012 from around the country. With spring winding down, most smallmouths are done spawning and their eating and locations will change so we’ll look for any consistent trends to help with smallie fishing in your area.
Eastern Pennsylvania Smallmouth Reports
Wallenpaupack Sports Shop, Hawley (570-226-4797): Mark says smallmouth bass action is on and anglers should have a field day for Saturday’s bass opener. They’re hitting real good in the high bushes and around the docks using spider jigs and Kai-tech lures.Blaine says the Delaware River – Belvidere gauge reading was at 5.4 feet and heading up to just shy of 7 feet by midnight Wednesday. Rather tough smallie fishing lately with bass in a post-spawn mode, plus the weather is all over the place. A few bass are still on flats, and some have moved to current and fast shallow water. In stained water, try spinnerbaits and small dark-colored cranks. Clearer water, grubs, Case Salty Minnnows and X-Raps will work. The North Branch of the Susquehanna was fishing decent. Bass are eating tubes and crank baits when water has a stain to it, and current breaks are the deal up there. Source
Indiana Smallmouth Reports
Driftwood River – smallmouth bass on top water baits
We have had really good luck on Swimming Sammy top water baits the last two weekends. My buddy caught 4, 2 where in the two pound range. Early morning has been very productive. Source
LAKE MEAD – Fishing is showing signs of slowing, though some anglers continue to find action for smallmouth and largemouth bass, especially in the Overton Arm. Source
Tennessee Smallmouth Reports
Cherokee – Full pool 1,073 feet.Lake level is just under 1,068 1/2 feet, up about 6 inches from last week.Water temperatures arenear 80 degrees. Smallmouth Bass — Good. Night-time bite is best.Fish are can be found during the day 20-40 feet deep.Jigs, Carolina and Texas-rigs, spoons and deep diving crank-baits are finding fish.
Douglas – Water temperatures are near 80 degrees.Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass — Fair. Hot conditions are making the bite slower than usual for this time of year. Source
Kansas Smallmouth Reports
COFFEY COUNTY: 72 degrees mid-lake, clear, normal. Outlook: Coffey County reports: smallmouth bass good on plastic finesse baits in the rocky areas.
WYANDOTTE: 78 degrees, clear, normal. Outlook: Wyandotte Boat Rentals: smallmouth bass good on bluegill imitations (Fue Her caught a 5-pound, 12-ounce lake record on June 6) Source
Michigan Smallmouth Reports
- SOUTHEAST LOWER PENINSULA
Lake Erie: Smallmouth bass fishing was great along the rock walls in Brest Bay and the shallow waters near the River Raisin.
- Detroit River: Walleye fishing is good but the white bass were making it had to fish for walleye. Large and smallmouth bass season opens this Saturday.
- The lake has very good smallmouth bass fishing but the action is shifting to deeper water as the lake continues to warm up. The mayfly hatch has started and this can lead to a hot surface bite for smallmouth depending on the weather. Bass season opens this Saturday. Source
From the looks of these smallmouth bass fishing reports for June 15, 2012, smallmouth fishing is slowing down in some areas. Most likely what is happening is that they are feeding in areas more difficult to reach compared to the spring and you need to change tactics to find these bass.
Please add your own report below to assist your fellow anglers for this week. Talk to you soon!