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Ok I got me a nice small mouth yesterday morning on a blade bate

But they stop hitting should I move to another spot or change bates?

Or fish that spot a few more hours then move if they are not hitting no more?

Here is one more thing I need to ask.

I fish yesterday morning at 6:00 am and thats when I got that small mouth all the way up untill 8:00am. Then they stop biting after that. What time of the day does bass bite good any info would be great thanks.

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Switching lures, size or colors can usually get another bite or two. Early this month I hit 3 smallies within 30 minutes, then the bite died. I moved to other spots and later that day we came back and my friend caught two more. He also threw a lure a size bigger than before. Smallmouths usually stay in schools and if there's one, most of the time there are others. I would be patient and work the area a bit more.

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My experience is that smallies have their favorite spots, but they move in and out a lot.  Quite a few times I've struck out at a favorite spot in the morning, then have gone back in the afternoon and found them there.  Usually it happens like this if there is a switch in the wind, mostly a pickup in wind velocity.  Seems to bring them back.  Smallies seem to like wind and sun.  I'm talking big water smallies, Saginaw Bay and St Clair. 

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