Starting in April and May the fish are just coming off of a long winter. They are getting eager and feeding up in anticipation of the yearly spawn. This time of the year fish are schooled up and you have the potential of catching the biggest fish of the year. The water is still very cold and the weather can be variable, but the fishing can be absolutely on fire!
During this phase in late May - End of June is typically when we catch our largest numbers of fish. With many fish on beds we use any tactic from sight fishing to topwater. The wind makes the deciding factor of weather we will be able to see them or not.
Following the spawn the fish will begin to make their way off shore and start to school back up. Summer on the lake makes for beautiful days out on the lake with a bountiful supply of angry bronzebacks.
When the temperatures begin to drop the Smallmouth will start to migrate back towards the shallows and will then feed up for the upcoming winter. This is another great time to capture absolutely giant Smallies as they are gorging themselves while they can.