Author Topic: Locating Smallmouth Bass  (Read 3513 times)

Offline Brad Fishes

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Locating Smallmouth Bass
« on: Nov 24, 2015, 06:11 PM »
Hi everyone,

      I've been thinking of trying to catch some smallies through the ice this winter, something I've heard very little about in my area (Quebec, Canada). From what I can understand people usually search out depths around 20-40ft, does this sound right? Anyone have any tips for locating them in the winter? What kind of structure to look for?

Thanks :)
Bradley

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Re: Locating Smallmouth Bass
« Reply #1 on: Nov 24, 2015, 06:42 PM »
Rocks, and piles of rocks where weeds were.

4-20ft down would be a starting point.
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Offline Brad Fishes

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Re: Locating Smallmouth Bass
« Reply #2 on: Nov 25, 2015, 02:56 PM »
Thanks! I'll keep an eye out on my charts for that sort of structure... would be awesome if I could find that sorta cover on a mid-lake reef!!

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Re: Locating Smallmouth Bass
« Reply #3 on: Nov 25, 2015, 03:50 PM »
Hell yeah!
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Re: Locating Smallmouth Bass
« Reply #4 on: Dec 16, 2015, 08:48 AM »
most of our smallies in new Hampshire will come out deep or main rock piles
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Re: Locating Smallmouth Bass
« Reply #5 on: Dec 16, 2015, 10:31 AM »
Most guys seem to get them on deep rock piles, but I have always done best on flats, around 8'-10' deep...

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Re: Locating Smallmouth Bass
« Reply #6 on: Dec 22, 2016, 11:41 AM »
We found a lot of them on Fort Peck on Submerged humps, about 10 FOW. I found them the first time I tried my camera. I panned around and there were smallies hiding behind the submerged sagebrush! We started drilling holes all over that hump and had nonstop action for hours. They would only take a bare hook and live minnow though. It was fun.

 



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