Best Lures & Artificial Bait for Smallmouth Bass Fishing
July 16, 2016
Four brothers-in-law went artificial-only – no live bait – for a trip to Lount Lake!
That didn’t stop Tim Sproul, Tim Steckelberg, Glen Petersen, and Frank Staskiewicz from finding hot spots for Smallmouth Bass. Lount has a very diverse habitat – numerous vegetated inlets, rocky points, and sheltered bays. It makes for great angling action, especially when you’ve got the right gear in the boat.
The best producers were a jig w/ twister tail, fished vertically though casting and retrieving worked some too; hot skitter props; and Rapala x-rap walk.
The group caught about 50 large Smallies, with the best being a 20″ caught by Glen! (They caught roughly 75 nice 16-18″ Walleyes as well, plus a 23″ Walleye caught and released by Tim.)
If you’re looking for other suggestions on Smallmouth Bass bait, here’s the list Dave usually starts with:
• Tubes: white w/black flake, blue/black, green, Tightlines UV
• Spinner baits: white/silver, blue/black, chartreuse/white
• Senko’s: white w/black flake, blue/black, green, Tightlines UV
• Jerk baits: Mosbeck X Rap (white), white/blue
Want to talk tackle with us? You know where we’ll be!
Escape to the Wilderness,
Dave & Michelle