Smallmouth Bass Fishing in the Summer Months. The Smallmouth May Scatter but They Group Up!



Smallmouth Bass Fishing in the Summer Months. The Smallmouth May Scatter but They Group Up! Steeper drops to 20+ feet held the bigger fish and the 8-15 foot zone held numbers. Reaction baits did pretty well and the drop-shot did it’s usual damage. Had issues losing fish, still not sure what was up with that? Rocky points and ledges were targeted.

Baits used:

Rapala DT6 & 10:

Dream Shot:

Rod:
7′ 6″ Shimano MH Crucial Crankbait Rod (No longer available)
Other options:

Reel: (Gear ratio for crankbaits: 5.3:1 up to 6.4:1)

Line: (12lb for crankbaits / 15-17lb for spinnerbaits / 8lb leader for drop shot / shakey head)

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