Here is Part One of my smallmouth bass river fishing adventure. Today I try my hand at river fishing for the first time, and man was it fun!
Species: Smallmouth Bass
Date: May, 2018
Location: Mississippi River (Minnesota)
Partner: Luke Swanson, Livin’ The Dream Guide Service (linked below)
Overview: How to fish pre-spawn/mid-spawn smallies
YouTube: Livin’ The Dream Guide Service
Rod: G Loomis 7’1″ Medium action
Reel: Shimano Sedona 3000
Line: 20lb Braid
Lure: White Fluke
A quick overview of Table Rock Lake for those who have no to little experience on the lake.
I want to pose the question, is it wrong to go bass fishing for spawning fish? On a recent bass fishing trip to a big east texas lake after a hard cold front, I found that bed fishing was one of the only ways to get these largemouth bass to bite. Over the coarse of filming some other video there the day before, I saw 3 bass over 7 pounds in the shallows, including a giant bass I believed to be over ten pounds. The colder water in the lake down on the southern in was holding many more spawning bass, but with the lake wind advisory, we weren’t able to get down there. We ended up fishing shallow shoreline grass lines with with swimjigs and spinnerbaits but only catching small fish. I found a few pairs of spawning fish on beds and was able to fish a jig and creature bait on the beds to get the fish to bite, but the bigger female bass were very stubborn and wouldn’t eat. I wan’t to know your opinions on bed fishing for bass and what do you think the consequences are. Is it really that bad for the future of fishing?
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Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world, creates fishing and outdoor videos on youtube and other social platforms. LFG provides fishing tips and techniques for mostly largemouth bass fisheries but also travels to other freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to show as many fishing places as possible and help you catch more fish. Lakeforkguy likes to hang out on any fishing vessel or go bank fishing with his other YouTube Fishing friends and vlog with his Wife Stephanie and french bulldog Winston.
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