Well if BIG smallmouth are what you love then this is the time of year. Both Burt and Mullet are kicking out very nice fish. I was out last weekend with my friend Tony from UP North Smallmouth charters and we clobbered the big ones. If you are thinking of getting out here's a few suggested presentations: Single swimbaits were the best baits. We slow rolled them over deep flats making sure we stayed on bottom. 4" swimmers on 3/8 oz heads were effective. Blade baits and drop shots also caught fish. most of the bites came in 15-20' FOW The biggest key was to fish SLOW, we barely were reeling and just crawled the swimmers over the bottom and they would just stop the baits, not really hit them.
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