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.
Rapala DT6 & 10:
7′ 6″ Shimano MH Crucial Crankbait Rod (No longer available)
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)