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Deer Creek Reservoir

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Smallmouth Bass1

Season

Winter (Current)
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11 Fishing Reports
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Deer Creek Reservoir Overview

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Top Techniques Reported for Smallmouth Bass + Winter

Drop Shot
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Total Fishing Reports
11
Top Species Reported for Winter
  1. Smallmouth Bass1 Report
  2. Walleye1 Report

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Deer Creek Reservoir Fishing Reports

11 Reports on Deer Creek Reservoir

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  • TJ_Bassin

    Gold Ambassador

    11/19/22

    • Species

      Smallmouth Bass

    • Season

      Winter

    • Technique

      Drop Shot

    • Structure

      Ledges

    We found a few nice smallmouth on deep drop offs using a Zman TRD micro finesse bait on a dropshot. It seems like a strange combo, but the floating bait keeps it up off the bottom and has a very subtle action. Whatever approach you take needs to be extremely slow. Slow drag or slow handle turn and then a pause and let the bait marinate for a bit before repeating. For us reaction bait guys, it's a brutal way to fish, but it generated the few bites we needed to catch some November smallies. Best luck came on green pumpkin. If you're a trout fisherman, they seem to be very active and are willing to chase down jerkbaits, swimbaits, and the occasional dropshot. Most are cookie cutter sized rainbows between 14-17 inches.
  • Russell Cranney

    Bronze Ambassador

    8/5/23

    • Species

      Smallmouth Bass

    • Season

      Summer

    • Technique

      Drop Shot

    • Structure

      Rock Pile

    • Water Temperature

      72°

    not huge but big enough to win big fish for that tournament.
  • TJ_Bassin

    Gold Ambassador

    9/2/22

    • Species

      Smallmouth Bass

    • Season

      Summer

    • Technique

      Crankbaits 0-6'

    • Structure

      Boulders

    • Forage

      Bluegill

    Evenings are starting to get cooler. On windy days, the fish move into the shallows and are pretty aggressive. Shallow to medium diving crankbaits have been effective when there is a clear mud line. Fish can be as shallow as a foot or two, but most are 5-15 feet. When the power fishing slows or isn't effective, drop shotting has been effective for smallmouth. There are some really nice Largemouth mixed in with the smallmouth. An occasional walleye or rainbow trout are also caught on bass techniques. There are a ton of small fish so if you aren't getting anything, switch up techniques often and let the fish tell you what they want.

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