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#1 Johnny_Canuck

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Posted January 30 2005 - 01:03 PM

Please share your top three smallmouth bass presentations with us.
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#2 Nick

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Posted January 30 2005 - 02:24 PM

For Canadian lakes:  chartreuse spinerbait with willow blades cranked about as fast as is possible over vegetation and rocky banks, dragging a green pumpkin with purple and gold fleck tube on an open jig hook on rock piles, humps are near vegetation.
For rivers: buzzbait, smaller blade, white skirt around cover and current breaks. These are summer patterns of course.

#3 Phishn_Phool

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Posted January 30 2005 - 02:44 PM

I used to have a float service on the Gasconade river in Mo and over the years the best smallmouth bait were in order 1 Stanley 3/8oz Spinnerbait in a discontinued color called "crawdad..2 a 4 and 1/2 inch Rattlin Rogue and color was good as long as it was silverLOL..Then a buzzbait third.  I think too many people downsize too much when they hear the word "smallmouth"  Can't tell you how many 4 inch smallmouth I have caught on a 4 1/2 rogue also how many 3 lber's ::) 8)

#4 Johnny_Canuck

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Posted January 30 2005 - 03:19 PM

Great information -- keep it coming. Especially for Canadian lakes.
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#5 tritonman

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Posted January 30 2005 - 09:20 PM

Poor-boys gobies in black and pearl
tiny torpedo in clear
minus 1 in black and chrome
nothing runs better then a triton

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Posted January 30 2005 - 09:24 PM

Kickerfish Bait - wacky worm in bubble gum
Baby torpedo clear in color.
Poor Boys Baits - The Goby's in any color.

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#7 roadwarrior

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Posted January 31 2005 - 09:32 AM

ALL of my monsters have been caught on live shiners. I occasionally throw artificials and have had success with Gitzits, jerk baits (Lucky Craft Pointers, Rogues & Rapalas) and 4" lizards (Carolina rigged). You only ask for three but here's another: I think most guys have good luck, at least in numbers, fishing grubs. I have only caught one 5 lb smallie on artiificial bait. One final comment, on the advice of earthworm77, I'm going to give hair jigs a real workout next month. I'll post a report then.

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#8 L.D.

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Posted January 31 2005 - 09:45 AM

1) A 3" tube in the color of the day.
2) A Senko, rigged wrong with a lead head jig
3) A topwater Chug Bug, fished in a Spit and Pause fashion.
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Posted January 31 2005 - 01:55 PM

excalibur - pop n' image
strike king - 3x zulu jerkbait floating, baby bass color
Fat salty tubes - white pepper
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Posted January 31 2005 - 07:48 PM

On Detroit River and St. Clair River I have always done well on green pumpkin, green pumpkin/red fleck or anything in a goby color. Venom has tube with a color I do not know the name of but it is a brown/rust color with orange and gold fleck. I'll look in my tube box and see if I can find the color.
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Posted February 01 2005 - 02:54 PM

#1: Fathead minnow on a 1/8 oz jighead... color not important. Nice long fatheads, prefferably 2 and 1/2" to 3" long have produced more smallies for me than any other presentation. I've caught them using minnows by swimming them in the shallows, under a slip float, 25 feet down, and just about everywhere in between. I've had 50+ fish days using minnows, and many were taken from the same spot, cast after cast.

#2: Senko... They are a crutch that I soon hope to break away from. These baits worked for me from April to November, rigged on everything from sledheads to T rigs. My biggest smallie to date was caught on a green/lemon senko on an ultralite rod.

#3: Swimbaits... I prefer the Walleye Assassin, by Bass Assassin lures, color is opening nite, a clear blue with silver flakes. Rigged on a jighead, these baits accounted for my first and last big bass of the year. I toss them into shallow bays and shoals in the spring for pre-spawn smouth, and again during the fall frenzy. They also worked well in the summer when I actually wasn't using a senko or a shad rap.