Despite the fact that we’ve had a lot of rain this fall, the water level in most lakes and rivers is down because of the fall drawdown. And the water is cooling.
There’s no perfect lure. They all have advantages and disadvantages.
A lot of anglers believe cold fronts are the worst thing that can happen to bass fishing. It's not true when it comes to fall smallies.
We’ve talked a little the past couple of weeks about the fact that smallmouth are aggressive and that they’re curious creatures. Now, let’s look at another trait that affects smallmouth bass behavior.
In last week’s column we talked a little about smallmouth aggression. A trait that goes right along with that is curiosity. They’re the most curious fish I know.
With the Elite Series fishing smallmouth waters lately, we’re all hearing a lot about smallmouth aggression. It’s a concept that’s worth thinking about.
It doesn’t help one bit to get in a hurry and cut corners. In fact, it’ll kill your fishing in the end.
If you’ve been using the same line for years, you should at least look at what else is available. Buy a small spool of something new and go fishing. You might like the change.
There’s a lot written about bass fishing current in lakes and manmade reservoirs. It’s something that we all know is important. But how many of us really understand it? I suspect not very many.
It’s important to understand the role that sound makes in attracting smallies ... and in running them off.