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I'm up at my grandmothers house in PA right now and will be going out tomorrow to the East Branch dam which is part of the Clarion river. My grandparents live right above State College- close to Dubois PA. I should be getting on the water around 12 and staying 4-5 hours, but will be fishing off the docks by the boat ramp and from shore by the dam on both sides. I was there in the beginning of July and caught 3 smallmouth that were tiny on a slider head. The reservoir has a lot of rock with miles of Rocky shoreline and large boulders 5-6 feet offshore with the occasion stump or two among the boulders. The water crystal and cold, it's a cold water reservoir so it stays cold all year long. One problem is the water is extremely low because they're working on the dam. The water by the dock I'm fishing I'm told is extremely deep. Any suggestions on what I should throw, all I brought were flukes, lizards, and grubs and several different sized and color mushroom heads. The Walmart here has a pretty good selection as well.

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throw em all! eh, maybe not the lizards, but a grub on a jig head would be a good bait to throw cold water smallie fishig right now

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Make sure you're tossing some hard jerks too. I suspect in WI that the water is getting pretty cold right about now. Smallies tend to bunch up on specific spots in the dam area, so fishing from shore, you may not be able to find them effectively, fishing from shore. But it's always fun to try! :)

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I would throw a tube t rigged or a big jig if your fishing structure run a live target craw threw them ( wally world don't got them for sure) and hang on around dark throw a topwater bait , there is nothing more fun than topwater smallmouth. skip a senko under docks or throw a hair jig like a spro phat fly(wally world don't have them so don't look) under a bobber a jerkbait might work or litte crankbait.

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