What is the best bait for smallmouth bass?
- Heddon Spook and Rapala X Rap Pop Topwaters.
- Bass Pro Shops Tender Tube, Storm Wildeye Live Goby, and YUM Craw Papi Soft Plastics.
- Cotton Cordell Big O Crankbait and Bomber Fat Free Shad Crankbait.
- Booyah Blade Spinnerbait.
- Strike King Bitsy Bug Jig and Luck “E” Strike Smallmouth Hair Jig.
How do you fish for bass in a river?
How do you read a river for a smallmouth bass?
Recommended. Think about that flow gradient when approaching smallmouth rivers in summer. Seek out the slower sections on flatter land during high water, and the faster sections when the water is low. In high water, I approach most spots by casting upstream or cross-current.