Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Fish Reports May 14, 2012

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Here is a series of excerpts from fishing reports around the country to help you keep on top of what is happening with smallmouth bass in several areas.  These smallmouth fish reports contain a link to the larger report.

Iowa smallmouth bass:

Cedar River (above Nashua): River is up and muddy but steadily falling. Few anglers have been out. Northern pike — no report. Channel catfish — no report. Smallmouth bass — slow. Walleye — slow. Source here

Colorado smallmouth:

Boyd Lake State Park: Fishing has slowed to “poor” for largemouth and smallmouth bass but white bass still seem to be hitting on Crawler Rigs and jigs near the pump house. No reports on bluegill, carp or catfish at this point. Source here

Washington smallmouth:

The fish have been holding in the top 10 feet of water. Tapps: Anglers are catching some smallmouth bass, bouncing plastic baits off the bottom in fairly shallow water. The fish are just starting build their spawning beds. Waughop: Bass fishing has Source here

Missouri smallmouth:

Outlook: Coffey County reports: smallmouth bass, white bass, crappies good on plastic finesse baits in the shallows; wipers, channel catfish fair. • MILFORD: 68 degrees, variable clarity, normal. Outlook: Clem’s Corner reports: blue catfish good on cut Source Here

Tennessee smallmouth:

Pickwick Lake

Once the sun gets up a little higher, many anglers are using Strike King Series 3 crankbaits in the same areas to put a few more fish in the boats. Good numbers of smallmouth bass in the 12- to 16-inch range can be caught throughout the day on …source here

Potomac smallmouth:

Smallmouth bass fishing was just great this week in spite of some windy days and a cold front. The morning bite has been slow but the afternoon was awesome. That’s not the way it’s supposed to be because traditionally, mid-day results are poor. Cloudy skies helped this week. The aquatic hatches of May Fly and Trico have been very prolific in the mornings. Source here

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