Fishing for smallmouth bass

sm_ 071-med.jpgSmallmouth bass prefer warm, flowing water and can be found in great numbers around weed beds, grassy banks, along the seams of riffles, deep along rock walls and in gravel flats. On clear summer days when the sun is high, the biggest "smallies" will be found in deeper water. On overcast days or when the sun is low on the horizon, smallmouth can be caught on or closer to the surface. They run to an average of about two pounds, but the biggest fish can tip the scales at 5 pounds and more.

Smallmouth bass are one of Gary Lewis' favorite fish. They've earned his respect for the waters they inhabit, the foods they chase and their habit of fighting harder than almost any other fish.

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