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Tripp_315

In 20 yrs, I’ve never caught an early June (pre-spawn) smallmouth on these bait son Vermilion.

Which ones have you been successful with (what size/color):

·         Keitech paddletail

·         Gold jerkbait

·         Rattletrap

·         Bladebait

·         Drop-shot

·         In-line spinner

I’m a shallow-water fisherman, and surprised by #1 & 2 have not caught fish for me

~Tripp

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delcecchi
51 minutes ago, Tripp_315 said:

In 20 yrs, I’ve never caught an early June (pre-spawn) smallmouth on these bait son Vermilion.

Which ones have you been successful with (what size/color):

·         Keitech paddletail

·         Gold jerkbait

·         Rattletrap

·         Bladebait

·         Drop-shot

·         In-line spinner

I’m a shallow-water fisherman, and surprised by #1 & 2 have not caught fish for me

~Tripp

#3 mepps or vibrax.  works for me.   Gold and black Rapala floater also.   

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JBMasterAngler

3” powergrub with overhead spinner. Don’t need anything else.

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