- Right now with the water temp. in the high 40\'s and low 50\'s, crank your main lake points with a crankbait that dives around 10 ft. Make cast across the point,
and on both sides. Smallies are staging for spawning, during the day they are feeding on points. After the water gets in the 60\'s, then you can fish plastics,
or cranks around drop offs, and cliffs.
Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions:
Smallmouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 47 degrees. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a smallmouth.
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Community Smallmouth Bass Fishing Reports
Fishing Rating: 2
Water Temperature: 49
I was all over the lake on 4/20/13. The warmest water was around the marina, at 51 degrees. the coldest was at 47 degrees on the dam end. Smallmouth fishing was tough because the barometer was holding steady, but a cold front had just passed through the day prior. Smallies were staging just off the main points in about 12 to 16 ft. But because of the c. Front they moved back down a bit. By next weekend, with the warm weather this week, cranking the main lake points in about 10 to 12 foot,
should be easy to limit out. Try a brown, or red crankbait. The full moon is on Thursday. And remember to practice catch and release. If you want to eat some, take a couple in the 2 lb. range. Let the big ones go. Smallmouth 55