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I'm taking a buddy up to the big pond this weekend to try our luck on the smallmouth action.

My question is, since I haven't fished smallies there in a few years, is the Garrison or Isle area better?

I assume rock piles, semi-shallow is better, so I'm leaning South.

Also, any ideas for a go to bait? Tubes, worms, cranks?

Any help will be appreciated greatly.


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We would catch lots of smallies fishing the cove bay area. There are tons of rocks out there and you also have spirit island and andersons reef and this is all while we were fishing for walleyes so I would think that if you were targeting them you should have a blast.

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We have too many of them smallmouths around Knox Point on the north side. Come fish them there!

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Thanks guys. Since we've ice fished the South side, I think I'm going to stick to somewhat known waters for this trip. The guy I'm taking is kind of a novice, so it should be a fun day of teaching and hopefully catching too!

I really appreciate the responses.

Post something about how we do later.

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Well, after getting to Cove, it was way too windey for my taste... as soon as you got out of the prtotected part of the bay, there were some pretty good sized rollers.

So, we hit Knife Lake instead. Caught a few decent bucketmouths, so it wasn't a loss, but still not as much fun as finding the smallies we were planning on chasing.

Thanks again for the tips guys.

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