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Tripp_315

Smallmouth seem to have lockjaw...¬† anyone figured them out and got on a good bite? ūü§ě

Any tips for the Eastside ?

Thanks in advance..

 

Tripp

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james_walleye

We didn't try real hard but we did catch some nice ones on jerk baits. We looked around super shallow and didn't see much sign of them on beds yet. 

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Tripp_315

Nice!

thanks for your input...we're fishing hard. Banging g the banks...tried jerkbaits but not giving up :)

Here all week...hopefully we see a change.

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james_walleye

Every fish we caught was on boulder points. Not much going on the normal shorelines and docks that we like to fish. 

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We were accidentally finding them on beds near shore. Tried to avoid pulling them off of course.

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Tripp_315

Nice!

thanks for your input...we're fishing hard. Banging g the banks...tried jerkbaits but not giving up :)

Here all week...hopefully we see a change.

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Tripp_315

They are starting to get shallow...not aggressively chasing lures today but soon... fingers crossed :)

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MN BassFisher

We tried pretty hard for them over Memorial Weekend and overall it was slow for us. Never really figured anything out. Beat the banks and some main lake points. Seemed to get fish off the bank just a bit, 6-8fow. We did get some on Topwaters shallow that appeared to push up shallow for the day when the water warmed up 6 degrees. 

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Roseypike19

Hope I'm not too late on this report.  We were up last week (23rd-30th), and overall we had fantastic smallie fishing.  We had to adjust a bit as they were definitely more in spawn mode than most Memorial day weeks, but that just meant moving from points and secondary points towards the spawning bays and banks.  I really enjoy pre-spawn smallie fishing because they are often schooled up on the points leading into spawning areas, they are fat as heck, and they are very active - and while we had some action in this regard - we had more overall action on the banks and in the bays and saw a lot of spawned out females compared to previous years.  So I'd say about a 1/3 of our fish were pre-spawn, a 1/3 were spawn (males on beds), and a 1/3 were post spawn.  T'was all fun.  

 

The whole month of June = awesome shallow smallie fishing, so whoever is up, good luck!  

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