My Favorite Lures for Smallmouth Bass in Rivers

Hands down, the Rapala Skitter Prop and a softbait crawdad are , my two favorite baits to use when targeting smallies in river systems. Most of the time I am fishing with a crawdad style of bait, I’m using the Berkley Havoc Pit Boss or the Powerbait Chigger Craw. Rivers are often filled with rocks that house an endless supply of crawdads that bass love to feed on. On the surface, the Skitter Prop does a fantastic job at triggering fish to strike.


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