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Lewis Smith Lake Bass Fishing Report – Off-colored water making for solid fishing


Although Smith Lake’s water level has dropped drastically over the past few weeks, the water color remains stained in most parts of the lake.   These conditions have many of the lake’s spotted bass holding in shallow water, so you can leave your dropshot rod at home and come equipped to power fish with crankbaits and jigs.

My clients and I are targeting rock in all of the creek arms with medium-diving crankbaits and jigs, like the DUO Realis Crank M65 11A in Mellow Blaze and Red Tiger, and 7/16 oz Green Pumpkin 4×4 Tournament Series Casting Jigs.

When we find fish grouped up with the crankbait, we’ll follow up with the jig once they stop biting the crankbait.  Both dragging and making short hops with the jig are producing well.

If you’d like to book a trip on Smith lake or Lake Guntersville I have days available in February and March.  Please contact me for current availability.

Email: Kevin Hawk
Bass Angler Headquarters