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So whats working now? What should i look for if im chasing smallies? Are the LM deep or shallow?

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LM should be going on the weed edges with standard worm rigs, or senkos. Early morning is good for spinners, top water and shallow cranks. Any of the weed edges or cattails should be a good starting point.

My dad had a cabin there for over 30 years, some real hog bass caught and released over the years. Kept one that was just short of 6#, mounted. I've caught some nice LM during the winter on light crappie, sunnie rigs, what a hoot.

I've had some of my best luck on smallies on the south end near the narrows on the rocks. They seem to go deeper than the LM. Good luck and hang on. Bill

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When i was up I focused shallow, good at first, catching 1 over 5 and lots in s very good area that has good cover all around. caught with a senko.

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