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  • Targeting Smallies

    Posted by pianistfishermanguy on September 4, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Is there anyway to specifically target smallmouth bass in Priest? It always seems to be just random occurrence for me. I’ve had nights where I’ve caught a ton of smallies throwing spinnerbaits around bluff walls, but it’s not something I can ever replicate. With the fall bite coming, I want to make the most of the smallmouth bite, I just don’t know where to look or how to do it. Any advice here?

    blockel replied 8 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 6 Replies
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  • Brian

    Administrator
    September 4, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    For me, it’s down lake. Hamilton Creek, Smith Springs, around Elm Hill and Hotel/Motel Islands. Shaky heads, finesse Bitsy jigs, and spinnerbaits. Drops, ledges, boulders, points.

  • blockel

    Member
    September 9, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    I agree with Brian on location. In addition to a smaller profile jig, I’ve caught the majority of mine on a lipless crankbait.

  • pianistfishermanguy

    Member
    September 12, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Drops, Ledges, Boulders, Points. That literally describes the entire lake below Hopson Pike. LOL. And those are practically the only baits I ever throw on Priest, yet somehow smallmouth are a rarity. Lots of largemouth, and some short smallies from time to time. I haven’t caught a keeping smallmouth since March. But in March I was catching 20 a day over 4lbs.

  • blockel

    Member
    September 14, 2015 at 1:13 pm
    quote pianistfishermanguy:

    In March I was catching 20 a day over 4lbs.

    😮 😯

  • pianistfishermanguy

    Member
    September 14, 2015 at 10:41 pm

    It was crazy. For three days it was on fire. Just one little stretch of bank. You’d catch a 3-5lber almost every cast. Never seen anything like it.

  • blockel

    Member
    September 15, 2015 at 2:06 pm
    quote pianistfishermanguy:

    It was crazy. For three days it was on fire. Just one little stretch of bank. You’d catch a 3-5lber almost every cast. Never seen anything like it.

    I was going to say, reminds of the old days back on Lake St Clair.

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