Christopher Smith

Smallmouth Fishing Reports 7.12.2012

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Here is an assortment of smallmouth fishing reports from around the USA for the week of July 12th, 2012. I also love looking at the insights and trends that are occurring in lakes and rivers.

From these reports, you can adjust your fishing. With smallmouth bass, they are often on the move and will change feeding habits and behavior from day to day, depending on water levels, forage, time of year and water clarity. If you understand their behavior patterns, you can be come a more successful angler and you will just “know” where they are.

Smallmouth Fishing Reports, 7.12.2012

Connecticut smallmouth report

Smallmouth bass fishing is reported to be fair to very good. Lakes to try include Candlewood Lake, Mashapaug Lake, Highland Lake, Lake Lillinonah, Colebrook Reservoir, Rainbow Reservoir, Highland Lake, Coventry Lake and Lake McDonough. Rivers to try include the Housatonic River (upper river – very good with lots of action, a 20 inch smallie among the catches), Naugatuck River, Quinebaug River and the Farmington River (Tariffville area). Tournament angler reports from Candlewood Lake (slowed some but still good, some 4 lb plus fish continue to be found) and Gardner Lake (tough hooking smallies). Source

California smallmouth report

Prosser Lake – Smallmouth bass fishing was good off the dam for anglers using small Panther Martins. Trollers were picking up 13- to 14-inch rainbows on flasher/’crawler, Needlefish, or Dick Nite combos at 25 feet deep.

Scott’s Flat Lake Resort – Jim Caldwell at Scott’s Flat Lake Resort reported good action for 2- to 3-pound smallmouth bass and a few nice largemouth bass on rocky points and submerged trees up near the handicap dock area toward the inlet.

Russian River – Smallmouth bass are available for anglers fishing early or late, but once the sun comes up the river is inundated with kayakers, tubers and swimmers. Source

Iowa smallmouth Report

Upper Iowa River – Smallmouth bass — good: Smallmouth bass have been taken on jigs tipped with white twistertails.

Cedar River (above Nashua) – Smallmouth bass – slow.

Cedar River (Nashua to La Porte City) – Smallmouth bass — good: Crankbaits have been productive fishing near the rocky shorelines or riffle areas. Source

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