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Duckslayer18

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Duckslayer18

How is the smallmouth fishing been as of late? And are they deep? shallow? And what colors seem to be working?

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Paul Waldowski

The smallie bite is in full swing feeding on crayfish up shallow. Jigs with tubes have been doing well on the shallow rocks.

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Team_Ice_Heave

we've been getting a few on the rocks in 10-14 feet of water using slip bobbers with a small jig or plain hook and a leech.

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MuskieSlayer

Don't waste your time fishing topwater. wink.gif

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Duckslayer18

I've never fished jigs with tubes before, is there a certain way you have to fish them to be effective. And how big of a jig head do you use.

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Juan Grande

We had some pretty good luck this past weekend fishing rock piles in the morning with a jig and plastic craw in the Isle/Wahkon area.

It was pretty windy both mornings and points/rock piles we had the most luck on seemed to be wind blown (not sure if that mattered or not). There were tons of crayfish in the water.

Are these crayfish there all summer or is there a "hatch" of them? Seemed like there were all over the shore at Father Hennepin.

We just cast as far as we could onto the rock pile and slowly worked it back. We got snagged a bunch, but pulled some nice fish too. The first fish of the day was a 5 lb smallie and all were over two pounds.

Tried throwing topwater poppers and buzzbaits in the evening, but got nothing.

I'll post some pics soon.

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