firepoggyParticipantOctober 12, 2017 at 12:30 pmPost count: 129
When the water was down I found a pool full of catfish. By the time I got around to fishing it the water had risen. Much to my surprise several smallmouth are now occupying the area. I keep getting good strikes but these boogers are quick to spit the lure. Any suggestions as I have thrown everything I can think of at them. I did manage to get one to swallow a mister twisty good enough for a hook set.
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Late in the season I’ve run into many pools with a whole group of really fussy smallmouths- I think they’ve all been caught a couple of times or something. And they of course see me since the water is so low and clear (as well as my dog).
I throw everything at them and I even tried the live minnow on a circle hook when I had a bucket of them in the car- no dice!
Then I’ll move up or down the creek and find some in the current that are feeding and can’t see me and then I get that great smallmouth aggressiveness where they pound just about anything that moves.
Weird!stick500ParticipantOctober 30, 2017 at 5:28 pmPost count: 460speng5ParticipantOctober 30, 2017 at 5:53 pmPost count: 2928
I like the shallowest running Flicker Shads you can buy and a stop and go retrieve. Sometimes they will hit it on the pauses. Make it irregular, 2-3 cranks, let it set a couple seconds. Give maybe 5-6 cranks, let it set a second. 3-4 more cranks, you get the picture. With 2 treble hooks these do a pretty decent job of hooking fish.
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