Let’s take a brief tour of some smallmouth bass fisheries and see what’s going on this week.
Smallmouth Fishing Reports for August 1, 2012
Michigan smallmouth fishing report
Detroit River – Smallmouth bass have been caught by those casting around the rocky points. Try deep diving lures or artificial crawlers.
Lake St. Clair – Many had great success for smallmouth bass in deeper water when using a jig or tube baits. Source
Colorado smallmouth fishing report
Chatfield smallmouth fishing report – Chatfield smallmouth action is solid along the dam and other riprap surfaces. Source
North Carolina smallmouth fishing report
French Broad River – Brightly colored and scented lures work best when the river is moderately stained due to thunderstorms, said fishing guide Chris Manderson. Avoid fishing in a severe stain because it is seldom productive. As the water clears, switch to natural patterns. Smallmouth bass are very active, especially in mornings and evenings. Fish are holding in shoal areas off the main current and are widely distributed.
Santeetlah – Smallmouth and largemouth bass are hitting top-water lures early morning and late evening around brush piles. Source
Oklahoma smallmouth fishing report
Hefner – Largemouth and smallmouth bass slow on jigs and soft plastics at 8-20 ft. along rocky shorelines.
Blue River – Elevation normal, water 84 and clear. Smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastic baits around current below falls and structure in larger pools.
Texoma – Elevation 2 1/2 ft. below normal, water 85 and clear. Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic worms, topwater lures and crankbaits at 5-15 ft. in the creeks. Source
These are just a few excerpts from smallmouth fishing reports for 8.1.2012. There are many more and the goal is to not look at every report but to see what trends have developed since the last report.
I fished today and did quite well with dark Kalin’s grubs fished on a 1/8th ounce jig head.
The biggest trend is that smallies are consistently being taken on top water, especially mornings and evenings and jigs seem to be a favored bait right now. Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to continue to receive the latest news, tips and videos about smallmouth bass.