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Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips
Smallmouth Bass Fishing Tips / Techniques
Smallmouth bass fishing on Rainy Lake is world renowned. Rainy has all kinds of structures and depths. Shallow weedy bays, mid depth boulder shoals, deep water drop offs and a whole mixture in between. Large cabbage weed beds, long pencil weed shoals and small bays full of weeds all hold trophy smallmouth.
Early Spring fishing
The smallmouth bass fishing on Rainy Lake starts as soon as the ice goes off. They can be found on the deeper humps and jigged for the first week or two. Once the water starts to warm, the bass start moving to the outer points, then move onto the points adjacent the sanding areas. They stage here in the deeper water until the water warms and they starting bedding. This time of year is some of the most explosive fishing. They stack up on the points. When spawning is happening we promote leaving the bedding fish alone.
Once the spawn is over there is a resting stage. About the end of June, first part of July, the big ones start to feed again. They move out onto the outer reefs, points and deeper humps. They also can be found deep in the weeds. Depending on the smelt bite, deeper or shallower can produce more fish. Jigging, casting into windblown boulder points (which the north arm of Rainy is full of) or finesse fishing in the weeds all works.
Fall fishing for Bass on Rainy Lake is some of the best you can find anywhere. The fish really go on the feed. Humps, reefs and deeper points all hold fish. As in the summer, jigging and casting works the best.
The food forage on Rainy Lake is mostly crayfish. Smelt is another major food source when their cycle is high. Rainy also has many minnow species, dragon fly and may fly nymphs. You have to adapt to changing weather and food patterns throughout the year and fishing will be awesome. We offer a lot help while you are staying at the resort or you can take out a guide
For more information on Rainy Lake smallmouth fishing Tips or Techniques you can email us or call our toll free 1-866-294-5067.