In most of the province bass season opens the 4th Saturday in June. Fishing is often best in the early morning and late evening. Smallmouth Bass can be found near deep underwater points, rocky shoals, submerged islands and weed edges. When fish are not biting, change your lure and your tactic.
Smallmouth Bass are usually in more open water so you can use a light to medium action spinning rod and 6 to 10 pound test line. Small, deep-diving plugs and lures, as well as surface lures (in early morning and evening) are effective. Soft plastic lures such as crayfish imitations, twister tails and small worms or tubes are among the best smallmouth baits. These are often fished deep, in combination with a jig.
Best Smallmouth Bass Lures:
Crank Baits (small): Color: purple
Plastic Frogs & Crayfish
Top water Poppers
Spinner Baits: - Colors: red, yellow & bright greens
Common Baits: Leeches, Minnows, Crayfish
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