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Smallmouth lures


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#1 OFFLINE   Jim

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Posted 02/01/13 - 04:42 PM

What's your go to small mouth lures?

I'm heading to Maine this June and I'm looking for info


Please include name, size, and color

Thanks

#2 OFFLINE   res3301

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Posted 02/01/13 - 05:32 PM

white or chart. spinnerbaits 1/2oz. rapala x-rap, pop pearl gray, 3/8. black and blue 1/2oz jig with a craw trailer black and blue. post some pics when you get back.
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#3 Male OFFLINE   stiks

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Posted 02/01/13 - 06:13 PM

small finesse work good, the local shops up north are always glad to help you out. Grubs small worms, but I prefere crankbaits and stick baits for smallmouth. And nothing is more exciting than topwater

#4 Male OFFLINE   Jeff M

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Posted 02/01/13 - 06:32 PM

Early morning top water bite is the most addicting thing for me..black Zara Spook is just my go to for topwater

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Posted 02/01/13 - 06:50 PM

Fish lake Champlain every year and I love dragging tubes and weightless senkos. Next would be top water chug bugs.

#6 Male ONLINE   Haskell_Hunter

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Posted 02/01/13 - 06:57 PM

http://www.cabelas.c...-crawfish.shtml

Those things work like a charm. I get the Cajun-colored ones. I've found that the smaller ones work better than the larger ones, but they work like bass crack. It's my go-to bass bait.

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Posted 02/01/13 - 07:01 PM

http://www.cabelas.c...-crawfish.shtml

Those things work like a charm. I get the Cajun-colored ones. I've found that the smaller ones work better than the larger ones, but they work like bass crack. It's my go-to bass bait.


I have a few of these but I need to give them a solid try. This year.

#8 Male OFFLINE   chris n

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Posted 02/01/13 - 11:06 PM

For the most part maine smallies are easy. June your looking at the end of the spawn up there. In the morning id be starting of with a zara spook...but topwater in general. pop-r's near a school of fry will catch fish all day. They get PISSED. If you find the smalliest have moved off the bank, which they probably will have, you have a few options. You can try crankbaits off the drops/near rock or spinnerbaits retrieved FAST. All depends on their mood and conditions. If you have overcast skies they will eat reaction baits better. My go to bait would be a dropshot. Any type of skinny bait 4"-7" will get the job done. I prefer roboworms. Tubes will work...finesse jigs. If you have to...throw a senko. Largemouth will bite all these too:D

to fish or not to fish...what a stupid question


#9 Male OFFLINE   hammer08

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Posted 02/01/13 - 11:47 PM

I've been fishing or smallies for years in NH, all different lures, but have caught more using 6" ZOOM rubber salamanders. One split shot about a foot above it, I cast along structure and they slam it, pickerel tear it up too.

As for color, I like pumpkin, but have had luck with almost all the colors.
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Posted 02/02/13 - 12:06 AM

For the most part maine smallies are easy. June your looking at the end of the spawn up there

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I have fished the Belgrades allot around the end of May and early June. Would usally hit the spawn pretty good. Smallmouths on the beds are real easy to catch. My favorite rig was a Texas rigged white tube bait with like a 1/8 to 1/16 worm weight or a white grub. I liked white because I could see it the best. Color really didn't seem to matter with bedded smallies up there. The right conditions on the right lake a good fisherman can catch 50+ smallies bed fishing.

My favorite search baits were a gold rapala. Forget the size but a smaller one and Zara spook.

Look for beds on the gravel flats. They will look like a bulls eye light in the middle with a dark ring around them. If you spook the fish or no fish is there wait he will be back . Good luck :fishing:
 
Also have a largemouth rig set up. Either with a worm or jig . Don't ever pass a tree in the water without casting in it. They all seem to hold largemouths. :thumb_up:

#11 OFFLINE   toxo

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Posted 02/13/13 - 10:22 AM

Wacky rigged Yumdingers. <")((((((-<<




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