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Smallmouth Bass Lures -- can you give me a few suggestions?

Old 02-22-2007, 08:01 PM
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Default Smallmouth Bass Lures -- can you give me a few suggestions?

Can you guys give me a few suggestions on lures for smallmouth bass? I am just getting into fishing for SM and there is just so many options and it is confusing. I will be fishing for them mainly in Vermont and NY state.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:08 PM
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Default RE: Smallmouth Bass Lures -- can you give me a few suggestions?

In Maryland I usedto catch them on shad darts. A small lead head jig with buck tail



Cast long...into deeper -moving water..let it sinkto the bottom andretrieve it back with a very consistant slow retrieve, 'also slowly raising and lowering the rod tip. at the same time.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:25 PM
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Default RE: Smallmouth Bass Lures -- can you give me a few suggestions?

most guys i know that fish for smallies use bucktail jigs, float and fly, and fat albert grubs, lots of finesse baits

here is a place you might get more area specific info

http://www.wmi.org/bassfish/reports/newyork/index.html

also we have a few guys here that could probably get you pointed in the right direction

good luck
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:26 PM
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Default RE: Smallmouth Bass Lures -- can you give me a few suggestions?

I use pearl colored flukes and zara puppies for smallies here in indiana.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:34 PM
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Default RE: Smallmouth Bass Lures -- can you give me a few suggestions?

depends on conditions. but make it very life life and make the bait seem aggressive but easy for the fish to get. and your set
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:49 AM
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Default RE: Smallmouth Bass Lures -- can you give me a few suggestions?

I've always loved a #5 jointed shad rap in fire crawdad color. It's not very popular and I don't know too many who use them but I do pretty good. My other favorite lure is a hook with a leech on it.

Here's a link to it http://www.rapala.com/products/luresdetail.cfm?modelName=jointed_shad_rap&fre shorsalt=Fresh

It's the 4th one from the last.
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Old 02-23-2007, 08:55 AM
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I like using most anything from rubber frogs to crank baits, and I love those crank baits whipping across the water and having the water explode!
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Old 02-23-2007, 10:19 AM
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Nothing beats tube baits for big smallies
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Old 02-23-2007, 11:38 AM
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im going to try some buck tails this year as well as crawfish
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Old 02-24-2007, 01:27 AM
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Tubes and crankbaits....and TOPWATER when conditions are right!
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