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I knew there were a few in there and that if you could find them they were of decent size, But have things changed? Is there now a targetable population of them in that lake? Who here fishes WBL for them?

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Not really, I think the population is pretty constant. I have a few deep spots that I catch more smallies off than others but its still mostly largemouth coming off these spots. Also, maybe others have found consistent smallmouth locations but I havnt. They seem to be harder to nail down. You may prefish and catch some nice smallies then a few days later on your tourney not catch a single one.

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We caught a few this last weekend. Not so much targeting as just fishing the areas that happen to have some rocks.

I got a personal best 21.5" smallie in the weeds Saturday. It was a surprise.

Some musky fishermen catch large ones at night trolling.

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A couple of years ago, I had a few spots that I could consistently catch them every time I went out.  Last year they weren't in those same spots and there was no consistency at all.  I caught a few here and there throughout the year, although they were good quality smallies.  The lake is up a few feet, so maybe that's making a difference in where they're located.

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I fish wbl often and smallies have always been a head scratcher for me. I would always joke when fishing bass tournaments there, 'he who finds the smallmouth, wins.' When you do find them, they are usually nice fish. I have yet to catch one, its becoming a great white buffalo for me. A buddy of mine caught one about 8 years ago that went 6lbs...

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What depths do you guys like to fish most for small mouth and what is your favorite technique? I've only ever caught them on wbl fishing fairly shallow rocks with texas rigged sencos or shallow cranks.

 

 

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