The Basswife and I took a quick trip down to Smith again. This time, we worked the West Side of the lake. This sucker is deep! It topped 85′ on the PiranhaMAX 30 as we worked up from the lower right to the top of the lake.
Sadly, not much action. We were there in late afternoon – around 1430 – 1730… they just were not moving.
However, I did have a first ever experience – I actually caught a small bass on a crankbait! This has never happened before, so I was pretty fired up. I’ve got to figure out the best way to use these things – my tackle box has plenty of them.
I think the approach I will follow is to have a rod rigged with one and when I see fish suspended between 10 – 5 feet, just throw back over ’em and see what happens. I know the Pros use these things to cover a lot of water quickly. Need to break the code here to do the same.
Still like this lake – low pressure. Got to spend more time on it to learn where the good spots are. I am so driven to see new water, that I never seem to become an expert on the close-in lakes!
Smith sports good structure – just not productive this time
Not another boat on the lake. It’s just a matter of time before I find out where the fish hide.
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