Looking to catch more bragging-sized smallmouths? Fire up the ScoutLook Fishing app and rig your rods with proven lures to help pinpoint the day’s hottest bite.
Across many areas of the United States and especially in the Midwest, the smallmouth bass is highly sought after by a dedicated legion of anglers, for one main reason: Smallies are a riot to catch. From their lightening-hard strikes, to drag-screaming runs and unmatched aerial acrobatics, few are the anglers who don’t fall in love at first strike.
The other great thing about targeting smallmouth bass? An angler can go about catching them using a wide variety of lures and techniques; everything from exciting top-water patterns to plumbing the depths of rivers and lakes, and most everything in between.
It’s important to note that smallmouth behavior is dictated very much by the weather. You can go from catching schooling smallies when there is a slight surface chop, to plumbing the depths when the lake or reservoir is flat calm. For reasons like this I make sure to study my ScoutLook Fishing app not only the day or evening before I go fishing, but also, while I’m on the water. Knowledge of forecasted temperature and wind changes during my time on the water allows me to get an accurate picture of the areas I need to target, and what lures I want to be using to tempt burly bronzebacks.