Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Fishing Report 8.15.2012

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The weather patterns are beginning to change and so will the smallmouth fishing.  The smallmouth fishing report for August 15th, 2012 will see what is being reported right now in various areas. Use the information provided here to adapt your approach where you live.

Smallmouth fishing report 8.15.2012

California smallmouth report

Prosser Lake –  The lake is at 63-percent capacity. Mountain Hardware and Sports reported that smallmouth bass fishing was good at the dam on jigs and tubes.

Stampede Reservoir — The lake is at 79-percent capacity. Mountain Hardware and Sports reported that one employee fished the Sagehen arm from shore with flies and caught rainbow and smallmouth bass right at dark.   Source

 Michigan smallmouth report

Harbor Springs – Was slow with only smallmouth bass caught near Harbor Point.

Charlevoix – Pier anglers caught some nice smallmouth bass when using leeches.

Lake Charlevoix – Had reports of walleye and some nice smallmouth bass being caught in Oyster Bay. Crawlers worked best.

Traverse City – Smallmouth bass were caught in 15 to 45 feet of water.  Source

Detroit River – Good smallmouth bass action near Sugar Island and the Cross Dike.

Grindstone City – Trolling crank baits in 35 FOW produced decent numbers of smallmouth bass.  Source

White Lake – A number of very nice smallmouth bass are surprising a few anglers, too. This is a welcome development in my book, a nice bronzeback fights with a tenacity few other fish can match. Smallmouth numbers had been down for a few years, but may be taking advantage of the gobies as a forage species to bring the population back.  Source

Washington smallmouth report

Potholes Reservoir – Smallmouths pushing 5lbs. are available along the dam and the rockpiles adjacent to them. WDFW Biologists recommend catching and keeping shorter Smallmouth Bass from Potholes Reservoir. Each angler may take 10 Smallmouth Bass with only one over 14″.  Source

  Illinois smallmouth report

Kankakee River – River remains half its normal depth and in the low 70s with algae on the bottom,
Norm Minas said. He said jigs and crankbaits are soon fouled, so rattlebaits, spinner baits and flukes are better options for smallmouth.  Source

Green River – “Smallmouth bass are hitting very well on 1/16 oz. jigs and twister tails. Brad Gisler and I made a couple of trips there this week and caught no less than 50 fish per trip. Standing waist deep in water isn’t such a bad way to fish during these hot days either.”  Source

If you would like to help out your fellow anglers, provide your own report below in the comments section.  Please visit our Facebook page to see the hundreds of smallmouth bass pictures submitted over the past 2 months. It is a total eye opener!

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