Smallmouth Bass Fishing  Package


Available April through September

 

If you're fishing for Smallmouth Bass find cool clear water with a abundance of crayfish, and when you hook a Smallmouth be prepared for

spectacular leaps and determined dives unrivaled among freshwater fish. Smallmouth Bass before the early 1900’s where found primarily in the Great Lakes and Eastern, Central States river systems. But over time they where introduced in Western and Northern States through stocking programs in natural lakes and rivers. The world record is 10 pounds 14 ounces caught in Tennessee on Dale Hollow Reservoir in 1969.

The best time to fish for Smallmouth Bass is from ice off through the first 6

weeks of the season . Each year is different as one spring will have lots of warm stable weather and the next will see dramatic changes in the weather. However, by paying attention to the conditions and choosing the right type of water to fish you will increase your success.

With the exception of live bait plastics will put more bass in the boat than all other presentations combined. Most plastics are easy to rig and even novice anglers are able to catch fish after learning a few basic techniques. Often just changing your presentation slightly will trigger more strikes. The secret is to learn how and when to use the proper presentation. I’ll share some Bass secrets out on the boat.

 

Your Guide will clean your Bass and all other game fish you catch at no cost, and bag it for your ride home.



 



Smallmouth Bass 

 

Smallmouth Bass are omnivorous in the food they consume. The Smallmouth Bass is a predator, feeding mostly on minnows, crustaceans and aquatic and terrestrial insects. Where crayfish are abundant, they frequently comprise over two-thirds of the food. Smallmouth Bass actually excrete a chemical through their skin, which mimics the smell of a crayfish. This smell will make crayfish come out of their hiding spots to protect their territory thinking it's another crayfish and the bass just waits there and gobbles up the unsuspecting crustacean.

To cover large areas of water, diving crankbaits like Cotton Cordell's Rattlin Spot and the Rapala Shad Rap in silver,

crawfish patterns are quite effective. When fishing shallow rock shoals, white and yellow spinnerbaits as well as shallow diving crankbaits have proven deadly. In deeper waters, a ¼ to ½ oz jig head tipped with chartreuse, yellow or white Mister Twister grubs are also effective. Slowly bouncing these jigs off rocky bottoms will surely entice the most wary Bronzeback. If fishing deep water in late summer or early fall, try bouncing a worm colored Tube Jig off the bottom. When Smallmouth do go deep, they seem to like the 30 to 40 foot depth range.


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