Fort Peck Summer Smallmouth Bass

Fort Peck Summer Smallmouth Bass

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Fort Peck Summer Smallmouth Bass

Summertime on Fort Peck I typically fish deeper structure looking for smallmouth bass schools that are out eating offshore Cisco. Graphing fish and dropping to them with a drop shot rig is hard to beat. I’d recommend either matching the color of Cisco very closely or just going the opposite to help the bait stand out and using something like reds and pinks. Experiment with baits and retrieves based off their moods which can change very quickly. Keeping a topwater handy for active schools busting on the surface can produce, as well as flukes, swimbaits, wacky rigs/neko rigs. Shallow bites can be good at times especially low light. I like a whopper plopper 130 and a lipless crank in and around big boulders or weed beds.

Waterbodies: Fort Peck Lake

River2Sea Whopper Plopper 130 5" / Powder
River2Sea Whopper Plopper 130

SIZE: 5"

COLOR: Powder

$16.99

Zoom Finesse Worm Red Bug / 4 1/2"
Zoom Finesse Worm

COLOR: Red Bug

LENGTH: 4 1/2"

$4.49

Owner Sniper Finesse Hook #1

$3.99

WOO! Drop Shot - Tear Drop 3/8 OZ / GREEN PUMPKIN
WOO! Drop Shot - Tear Drop

WEIGHT: 3/8 OZ

COLOR: GREEN PUMPKIN

$6.59

Strike King KVD Dream Shot 4" / Morning Dawn
Strike King KVD Dream Shot

LENGTH: 4"

COLOR: Morning Dawn

$4.99

Keitech Fat Swing Impact 3.8" / Electric Shad
Keitech Fat Swing Impact

LENGTH: 3.8"

COLOR: Electric Shad

$5.99

OutKast Tackle Golden Eye Swimmer Head White / 1/4 oz
OutKast Tackle Golden Eye Swimmer Head

COLOR: White

WEIGHT: 1/4 oz

$5.69

Strike King Red Eye Shad 2.5" / Pearl
Strike King Red Eye Shad

Size: 2.5"

Color: Pearl

$5.89