Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Fishing Reports 6.22.2012

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Here are some smallmouth fishing reports for June 22, 2012 in multiple areas of the United States. We do this to see if there are trends that you can identify to help you find smallmouth bass where you live.

Smallmouth Fishing Reports 6.22.2012

Oklahoma Smallmouth Report

Blue River – Smallmouth and spotted bass fair on small spinnerbaits around structure and good on topwater lures early and late.

Broken Bow – Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass good on soft plastics around structure and rocky points after dark.

Texoma – Largemouth and smallmouth bass good on plastic combination baits, spinnerbaits and large crankbaits at 5-20 ft. in the creek channels and around riprap. Source

Pennsylvania Smallmouth Report

Lake Wallenpaupack – is about 78 degrees with so-so boat traffic, but is producing good smallmouth bass action on spider jigs, Kai-tech lures and this week, big crank baits. Most of the action is taking place in 10-15 feet of water.

Lehigh River – Willie says the Lehigh River is still doing good for smallmouth, trout, fall fish and eels.

Delaware River – Belvidere gauge reading was at 4.5 feet. The water is pretty clear and bass are starting to get into more of a summertime pattern, although its been a very slow transition. Scattered bass have been the rule. Some in current, others in shallow, slack water, and some deep. Soft and hard jerk baits like Case Salty Shads and X-raps are working well. Source

Michigan Smallmouth Report

Muskegon River: Those fly fishing continue to catch brown and rainbow trout. Smallmouth bass fishing was good with flies or live bait. Source

North Carolina Smallmouth Report

French Broad River – Summertime fishing is here, said fishing guide Chris Manderson. Target mornings or evenings to find active smallmouth and avoid the heat. The middle of the day has not been as productive. Flows in the river are normal for this time of year, around 1,000 cfs, and manageable for floating and cautious wading. Smallmouth are active, especially fish in the 9- to 11-inch range. Try active baits such as small crankbaits early and switch to something with slower action as the day warms up and the bite slows.

Santeetlah – Smallmouth bass are hitting Rattletrap lures and deep-running Rapala at depths of 8 to 10 feet off points. Source

The smallmouth bass fishing is slowing down and moving into a summertime pattern of greater activity in mornings and evenings with less during the day. in lakes, we are seeing the fish moving deeper during the day.

The smallmouth fishing report for 6.22.2012 is just a small sampling of what is going on in the USA. If you have a report from where you live, feel free to share it here or on our Facebook page: click here


2 Responses to Smallmouth Fishing Reports 6.22.2012

  1. Paul Lewis July 1, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Dr. Smith,

    Are you familiar with the books and video of Tim Holschlag in Minnesota? Web:

    Tim has years of experience fishing for smallies all over the country. I highly recommend your checking out his writings.

    Fish On!


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