Finding Spring Smallies

This is the kind of day that reminds us all why we fish.

Spring is a perfect time to target smallmouth. Find a clear rocky bottom, and you'll find smallies in all phases of the spawn.

George and Karen of the North American Fisherman crew are using three different types of lures for the different conditions and stages of the fish. They're going deep for the pre and post-spawn fish, and getting the cruising fish to go after their topwaters.

Of course, as with all spawning bites, George and Karen are diligently getting the fish back quickly to minimize predation on any beds they come across. It ensures that these slabs will be there for the next time and the next time.

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