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Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips

 

WHERE

Habitat -- Warm streams and rivers with gravel bottoms; Rocky areas along weed beds; A few clear lakes, ponds and reservoirs
 

HOW

Bait -- Crayfish, minnows, hellgrammite fished on a jig-head or a light wire hook drifted on the bottom or under a bobber
Lures -- Bucktail jigs, crankbaits, spinners, twisters, top-water poppers & stickbaits
Lure Color -- Brown, black, motor-oil green, shad colored
Line -- 4-10 lb. test
Hook Size -- 1-4
Lure Size -- 1/16 to 3/4 oz.

WHEN 

Spring -- Daytime
Summer -- Early morning, Late evening
Fall -- Daytime