Droppin’ on Fall Smallies

I like spring and summer for all the great open-water fishing opportunities they offer. Fall, however, is my absolute favorite season. Not only am I an avid hunter, but this time of year is often “peak bite” for many fish species. In fact, targeting fall smallmouth bass with spinning tackle and drop-shot rigs is probably my all-time favorite fishing pattern!

Fall smallmouths can offer outstanding action. I have been fortunate enough to have been on several bites where the action was fast and furious. A few years back, for example, we filmed an episode of Fishing the Midwest TV on Lake Kabetogama where two partners and I experienced several “triples” (three fish on at once). Not only did we catch lots of fish, but we boated fish in the 5- to 6-pound range as well!

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