If you are in Page go to sticks, they have an excellent selection of smallmouth baits. I'm hooked on Yamamoto myself.OK sounds good to me. I'll try it BUT-
can I find the maniac here in page?
Powell is 170 miles long- where do I look?
Like I said, I know virtually nothing about SM fishing.
If you ever get to June Lake in the eastern sierras, try trolling very slowly with a red cheek black matuka streamer #8 size or a #502 superduper red/gold lure. Usually we do real good using these methods there. We do much better on the east and north sides of the lake. Sometimes 5 or 6 colors of leadcore line work real good with the superduper also.
Down on the river below the dam here we do good drifting with larger globugs on 4lb fluorocarbon line in the riffles and shallows. Some days we limit out some days 1 or 2. It just depends on what? I have no idea.
I guess I gotta learn more about SMs because I haven't caught any yet.
I'm a life long trout fisherman trying to learn a new way.
Old dog- new tricks???????
I'll go look for your article tonight
I was using 1/4 oz leadhead with a Yamamoto 4" single tail grub (watermelon/red flake) but obviously I wasn't in the right spot or my technique is wrong.
I really want to learn how to catch SMs and if it is easy my wife might do it also. She likes to trout fish but not too hot about this lake for fishing. She likes the river below the dam.
This is cool information THANKS
I'll be going out on Tuesday with my cousin and maybe try the dam or WC wall with bait for stripers then and after he's gone I'll go out again and try for smallies. Drop shot hook say 2 feet behind the loop and the shot about 1 foot long below the loop?
I was thinking last night (mind wanders about fishing) about using a surf style rig straight down on the targets I keep seeing directly below me. With no wind or drift I was thinking a 1/2 oz. weight on the end of the line and 2 short snelled #8 or #6 bait hooks at 2' and 4' above the weight. Fished straight down just bouncing the bottom drowning worms. I don't know but maybe it would entice both smallies and the bigger bluegill.
I've got a few watermellon tube jigs in the box somewhere.