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Lake Michigan

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Species

Smallmouth Bass25

Season

Spring (Current)
25
82 Fishing Reports
685 Followers

Lake Michigan Overview

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Top Techniques Reported for Smallmouth Bass + Spring

Ned RigsDrop ShotSoft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)Finesse Hair JigsHard JerkbaitsSpoonsBlade BaitsFinesse JigsInline SpinnersSpinnerbaits
  1. Ned Rigs
    7
  2. Drop Shot
    3
  3. Soft Body Swimbaits (Small/Medium)
    3
  4. Finesse Hair Jigs
    2
  5. Hard Jerkbaits
    2
Total Fishing Reports
82
Top Species Reported for Spring
  1. Smallmouth Bass25 Reports
  2. Trout5 Reports
  3. Largemouth Bass1 Report
  4. Crappie1 Report

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  • Shawn Lai

    Silver Ambassador

    5/5/23

    • Species

      Smallmouth Bass

    • Season

      Spring (Pre-Spawn)

    • Technique

      Drop Shot

    • Structure

      Open Water/Basin

    • Water Temperature

      51°

    Throwing the pintail from spro and cutting it half on drop shot or using the full size on a free rig. Again throwing it into deeper water and not putting too much action into it with rod. Just working it slowly from deep to shallow and that seems to be working when it's slow.
  • Shawn Lai

    Silver Ambassador

    5/5/23

    • Species

      Smallmouth Bass

    • Season

      Spring (Pre-Spawn)

    • Technique

      Hard Jerkbaits

    • Structure

      Points

    • Forage

      Shad

    • Water Temperature

      51°

    110+1 jerkbaits have been putting in work in staging areas. Mostly deeper water so you really have to make long casts from the bank. Short soft jerks have worked much better than hard fast jerks.
  • ZACH SUCHANUK

    Bronze Ambassador

    4/11/23

    • Species

      Smallmouth Bass

    • Season

      Spring (Pre-Spawn)

    • Technique

      Ned Rigs

    • Structure

      Boulders

    • Water Temperature

      40°

    Wind blown rock had fish pushed way up in the rocks. Casting a ned as shallow as you could in any gap between rocks and letting it sit was key. The fish were biting very soft and sitting still when they ate it. Braid to fluorocarbon and a rod with a light Tip was key to feel the difference between a fish and a snag.

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