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Smallmouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 04/22/12

Posted by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle Expert Member over 7 years ago

Smallmouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 04/22/12
Smallmouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing on Sunday April 22, 2012 at 21:31 near Walled Lake in Oakland County, Michigan (MI), United States North America using a 3/8 oz drop shot with redworm a Worm

The water temp rose from 48F to 56F and I found fish over gravel near a small 2 foot drop off from a sand flat. Maybe the bass and sunfish are starting to move / roam near spawning areas. I was 2/2 on the smallmouth I hooked - this being the largest at 16 inches. Boy do smallmouth put up a lot better figth in cold water than largemouth.

I did get robbed of my bait from sunfish, but was able to land these fish for a nice day despite the 25 mph north wind. See my previous posting for the largemouth bass.

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Lenny Trout

I was just talking about water temp and largemouths yesterday...the LMs are fighting so much stronger than they did two months ago; they get much spunkier when the water warms. Smallies are more "at peace" with cooler temps.

Posted by Lenny Trout Elite Member over 7 years ago

Dennis Huskins

Love the smallies

Posted by Dennis Huskins Elite Member over 7 years ago

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Fishing report - 13.0 in. Smallmouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 04/27/12 Fishing report - 13.0 in. Largemouth Bass caught by Willard Gage @ Watershed Tackle fishing in Michigan on 04/22/12
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