What are your favorite small mouth baits/lures for this time of year? We are going to be on Esther, Hanson, South Arm Knife, Ogish, Seagull etc... I would love to hear your experiences or advice. Thanks in advance!
Take some 4" berkley power worms , black , black chart, and camo colors and don't forget to bring a couple black jitterbugs for some awesome top water action. Basspro 69 is the man I'm sure he will chime in here later with some great advice !
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quote Gravy33: "Take some 4" berkley power worms , black , black chart, and camo colors and don't forget to bring a couple black jitterbugs for some awesome top water action. Basspro 69 is the man I'm sure he will chime in here later with some great advice ! " I dont know about that the man thing, but I do love Smallies and theres many good fisherman and women who can give you great advice on catching them, where to catch them and what to catch them with.
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I have 2. One is a zara spook and my favorite is a Bass Stopper pre rigged rubber worm. When I retrieve this worm I simply give my reel handle a spin and then let it settle a second then spin it again. This worm has produced literally hundreds of bass for me in June in the Quetico.
All above add up to good times! Add: The pre-rigged worm is a real unsung hero, especially for those who are new to fishing, or not so adept, but veterans will/should appreciate it's versatility. Most are not so straight, that's ok, because as you slowly reel it it will corkscrew thru the water(hence swivel in rigging). Depending upon the weight used, nearly the entire water column can be worked.
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Most years the 2nd week of june would catch a lot of smallies on their spawning beds. So, with that any of your topwater baits would be awesome! This year, it might be a week late, so the might be in the post spawn page, which is a little slower, but can still be a heck of a lot of fun to fish. If that is the case, you will need to back off the shallows into a little deeper water.
quote meppert: "Thank you all for responses. How would I rig the zulu's? I am fairly new to this. Thanks again!" "Texas" or Tex-sposed. Google these and i'm sure you'll see videos. If you've never done it, it takes just a couple of times to get the hang of it. 1. Use a wide bend plastic worm hook, 3/0 size or thereabouts. 2. Insert the point into the nose (straight into the nose, not into the side) of the worm, then bring the point out just about a 1/4 inch pointed toward the underside. (The 1/4 inch is about the length of the hook from the eye to the first crimp.) Most people incorrectly go too far before bringing the point out and end up with a bent worm. 3. Then slide the worm up and around the hook to the crimp. 4. Turn the worm on the hook so the point is facing the worm. 5. Stick the hook point into the worm: a. For a Texas rig, bend the worm and insert the point on an angle, burying the hook, ending up with a straight worm. b. For a tex-sposed rig, bend the worm a little more than with the texas rig and stick the point in perpendicular so that it comes out the top of the worm. When the point is through the worm and the worm straightens out, the point/barb length of the hook will sit straight along the top of the worm, pointed toward the head. Finish by skin hooking the point for weedless rig. I know this is more difficult to follow than just having someone show you, but I keep trying to find a way to explain it accurately, if not clearly. This video gets it right, but doesn't skin hook. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2H_ronGClg&mode=related&search=