Spring Smallmouth River Fishing Tips
When the water is stained, a slow rolled spinnerbait can be the ticket to a great day. Keep it moving just enough for the blades to spin, You want to feel the bait bumping along the bottom and get ready to set the hook. Bass are often near the bottom of the river in stained, high water.
Once you find some active bass, pick apart the area with different baits to figure out a pattern. Once you find your pattern, begin to use that as your search bait until the fish tell you otherwise.
As smallmouth bass begin to fatten up for spawning, its common for anglers to catch their personal best bass in spring. Let’s make this year that year for you! If you do catch smallies, remember that you should take a quick picture, but then release the fish right back into the water, that way they can continue to spawn and grow for you to catch again..
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