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Smallmouth bass river fishing with spinnerbait

The following music and lyrics are not owned by this site but are property of their respective owner(s). On this day I’m starting off with a 1/2oz spinnerbait with white/silver skirt and double willow leaf blades (chrome & gold) and I picked up a few smallies. When the spinnerbait swung into the current and was pulled up the sides of the main current this seamed to be the most productive. FYI, I’m using 40# PowerPro braided line with a MH, 6’6″, fast action rod. I’m also often using steel leaders on this river as we have ran into musky at this very spot. When the spinnerbait no longer produced at this spot I then switched to tube jigs and fished them slow which would generally yield a few additional fish.


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4 thoughts on “Smallmouth bass river fishing with spinnerbait

  1. Israel… I'm in the Northwoods of the upper Wisconsin. Having spend some time fishing in parts of western PA, I can see how these areas look similar.

    Buteo… Eddies and deep pools can be very productive but often on these fast rivers I'll find them right behind or in the fast water, perhaps hiding behind some underwater structure that gives them a break from the stong current. 90% of the fish caught in this river over the summer were caught with-in 50 feet of the falls/end of rapids.

  2. Awesome video! I've never caught a smallie on a spinnerbait, I'll have to try it.

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