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i was fishing last week and was catching alot of smallmouth out of this river i live by the water is about 7 ft deep at deepest point and the bass were in about 1-2 in the shallow parts of the river guarding fry anywhere there was fry you would catch 15in-20in smallies which is the average i was catching them on a white booyah spinnerbait but now they wont hit it i caught one nice one on a tube today but thats about it i was wonderin what you guys think i should try thanks. the water is alot warmer this week then it was before it was cold to wade but now its great. i live in michigan

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I'll be watching this post for answers too as I'm in the similar situation.  Been having some luck fishing crankbaits near the same area they were bedding, just a few feet deeper.  Make sure the crankbait gets down to the bottom and gets hung up or bounces off the bottom.  Most hits come right after shaking the bait free or after it bounces off something.

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Boy can those smallies through you for a loop.  Saturday I fished the river.  Targeted all the shallow water rocky structure where I usually get bit.  Fished several areas for two hours without getting bit.  Threw every bait I owned.  Finally floated down stream where the river got a little deeper (4-5 feet) and started fishing the wood.  There was a strong wind going in the same direction of the current that was really moving the water that day.  The fish were tight up against the wood.  Did really well.  Next day went back and the wind had died almost completely.  Figured the fish couldn't have gone to far.  There was still current.  Fished for an hour with the tube again and caught one walleye.  I moved back up to the rocky shallow area of the river and again threw everything I had.  Finally tied on a buzz bait and had a ton of action.  A lot of little fish, but some nice ones mixed in too.  Just another learning lesson on the river. Can't beleive how much they moved with the only change being the wind.  Just gives me more confidence that the fish are still biting, just have to keep moving and tryying different presentations.  It just assures me that I need to fish different areas and different baits until I find where the fish are and what they want.

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