Tndeer Logo

Page 1 of 2 12>
Topic Options
#3307200 - 07/31/13 12:21 AM Can any one help me get on some small mouth
goose17
10 Point


Registered: 10/26/01
Posts: 2824
Loc: smith county

Offline
This is the only fish I have not caught in on rod and reel that it seems everyone else has. Any tips or even a trip on the water would be great. Kinda of frustrating lol
Top
#3307536 - 07/31/13 10:40 AM Re: Can any one help me get on some small mouth [Re: goose17]
Unicam Administrator
Grumpaw
16 Point


Registered: 12/13/00
Posts: 19425
Loc: Dallas, GA. & Cookeville, TN

Offline
Shiners or shad down deep? Smallies in the summer can be tough. Early morning bite can be good off rocky banks and points that drop quickly into deeper water.
_________________________
"Gun Free Zones are for VICTIMS!"

John 15:13

Top
#3307598 - 07/31/13 11:32 AM Re: Can any one help me get on some small mouth [Re: Unicam]
Football Hunter
Non-Typical


Registered: 10/22/07
Posts: 25532
Loc: Wilson Co/Perry Co

Offline
 Originally Posted By: Unicam
Shiners or shad down deep? Smallies in the summer can be tough. Early morning bite can be good off rocky banks and points that drop quickly into deeper water.
Summer is tuff,first light top water may work,main lake points,18 -25 foot deep,small craw or jig.
_________________________
The best day to plant a tree,IS TODAY!

You wont know,if you dont go!


Top
#3307654 - 07/31/13 12:44 PM Re: Can any one help me get on some small mouth [Re: Football Hunter]
mossyhorns300
10 Point


Registered: 12/15/04
Posts: 3965
Loc: memphis, tn & savannah, tn

happy Online
 Originally Posted By: Football Hunter
 Originally Posted By: Unicam
Shiners or shad down deep? Smallies in the summer can be tough. Early morning bite can be good off rocky banks and points that drop quickly into deeper water.
Summer is tuff,first light top water may work,main lake points,18 -25 foot deep,small craw or jig.


Ditto what Football Hunter said. That's been my experience on Pickwick also. This time of year, I seem to catch more smallmouth at night on Pickwick along bluff walls, rocky points, and lighted docks. Had a night tourney the weekend before last on Pickwick and got on one point that was loaded with 16-17 inch smallmouth. Caught them all on a football jig dragging the bottom. The weigh in for every one was about 50/50 smallmouth to largemouth.
_________________________
I'd rather be judged by 12, than carried by 6.

Pretty women make us buy beer...........Ugly women make us drink beer!


Top
#3307720 - 07/31/13 01:41 PM Re: Can any one help me get on some small mouth [Re: mossyhorns300]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17481
Loc: Franklin TN

confused Online
Summer is not tough at all if you are in a creek... bring a cast net, catch shiners and stonerollers in the riffles, carry them in a minnow bucket and toss live minnows (free line, hooked through nose) into eddies, pockets, pools, and areas where fast current from riffles dumps into deep pockets. Let those minnows swim around and the smallmouth will annihilate them.
_________________________
>>>------------------>

Top
#3307764 - 07/31/13 02:19 PM Re: Can any one help me get on some small mouth [Re: catman529]
Dbllunger
12 Point


Registered: 12/08/04
Posts: 5070
Loc: Middle Tennessee

Offline
Catman is right on the money here. Creek smallie fishing is a blast. It used to be all I did for several years. Live bait always works best but soft plastics work well also. Charlie Brewer slider rigs and anything soft resembling a crawfish.
_________________________
You Are The Result of 3.8 Billion Years of Evolutionary Success. Act Like It.

Top
#3307824 - 07/31/13 03:14 PM Re: Can any one help me get on some small mouth [Re: Dbllunger]
catman529
spiderboy
16 Point


Registered: 11/10/10
Posts: 17481
Loc: Franklin TN

confused Online
 Originally Posted By: Dbllunger
Catman is right on the money here. Creek smallie fishing is a blast. It used to be all I did for several years. Live bait always works best but soft plastics work well also. Charlie Brewer slider rigs and anything soft resembling a crawfish.
oh, and zoom lizards.
_________________________
>>>------------------>

Top
#3307855 - 07/31/13 03:43 PM Re: Can any one help me get on some small mouth [Re: catman529]
rukiddin?
8 Point


Registered: 02/04/09
Posts: 1580
Loc: E. Tenn

Offline
 Originally Posted By: catman529
Summer is not tough at all if you are in a creek... bring a cast net, catch shiners and stonerollers in the riffles, carry them in a minnow bucket and toss live minnows (free line, hooked through nose) into eddies, pockets, pools, and areas where fast current from riffles dumps into deep pockets. Let those minnows swim around and the smallmouth will annihilate them.


^^^^THIS^^^^^Probably the easiest, most fun fishing you will do and very effective!!!
_________________________
Just because you do not agree with my opinion, it does'nt make me wrong!

"I'm gone to carolina in my mind"

Top
#3307857 - 07/31/13 03:44 PM Re: Can any one help me get on some small mouth [Re: rukiddin?]
Diehard Hunter
CRAMP
12 Point


Registered: 08/01/08
Posts: 6961
Loc: East Tennessee

Offline
Come to knoxville and see me this fall. I will put you on some small mouths.
_________________________
The recreational value of a game animal is inverse to the artificiality of its origin and the intensiveness of the management system that produced it. Aldo Leopold


Top
#3308376 - 07/31/13 10:42 PM Re: Can any one help me get on some small mouth [Re: Diehard Hunter]
goose17
10 Point


Registered: 10/26/01
Posts: 2824
Loc: smith county

Offline
Okay I know of a Creek that would hold smallies but it has limited bank access. Diehard, I would love to come to East TN and fish, its my favorite part of the state
Top
Page 1 of 2 12>


Moderator:  RUGER, Unicam, CBU93, stretch, Bobby G, Cuttin Caller, Kimber45, Mrs.Unicam, Crappie Luck 
Hop to:
Top Posters
4106357
RUGER
88177
Deer Assassin
65979
BSK
61831
Crappie Luck
51392
spitndrum
Newest Members
PGIC, jmccormick24, emtp, Hozzie, crushing
13529 Registered Users
Who's Online
86 registered (Rockhound, tnbowhunter3, Lawrence, Vince, Bone Collector, hydro76k, 5 invisible) and 170 anonymous users online.
Forum Stats
13529 Members
42 Forums
98997 Topics
1163690 Posts

Max Online: 788 @ 11/11/13 08:06 PM
Moon Phase
CURRENT MOON
November
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30
Forum Donations
The TnDeer.Com Deer Talk Forum is for Tennessee Deer Hunters by Tennessee Deer Hunters. If you enjoy using our Talk Forum and would like to contribute to help in it's up-keep. Just submit your contribution by clicking on the DONATE button below and paying with PayPal or a major credit card. Any amount is much appreciated. Thanks for your support!

TN Burn Safe

Generated in 0.058 seconds in which 0.001 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.