Ace (or anyone for that matter), have you been able to pinpoint the conditions that bring the big smallies up shallow in the fall? Water temp perhaps? Moon phase? A bait connection? We saw this happen by chance a couple of years ago, which resulted in some very large smallies coming over the rails. Didn’t weigh the biggest but my guess was 6lbs+.
Just trying to to see if this shallow movement can be predicted.
Deep weed edges have produced crappie during the transition period, before the water gets in the 50s. Rigging or jigging chubs have been a standard tactic for walleye this time of year. If your noticing a lot of debris throughout the water column, turnover may be going on, fish a bigger body of water, they turn over a little latter. Have not been on Webb, just tips for this time of year.... Good luck!
I’ve been accused of having too much patience many times.
My duck hunting buddy talked about people’s differing personalities and how we didn’t understand why fellow hunters weren’t more considerate. We settled on the fact that we’ve been trained to be that naive from working in the hospitality/service industry too long! 😀
Still loving the hunting but have to change our expectations a bit
Instead of going through all the hassle of mounting it in your boat before you knows if it's good. You may try duct taping the ducer to a stick to hang over the side and run some power wires to it.
You should know pretty fast if it works or not by making a few knob adjustments. Good Luck.
I know this....not as many smallmouth coming up shallow on this fall trip as compared to spring. Could not get a top water bite regardless of time of day and depth of water.
Found a few stragglers in the few hours we chased them.