How to be Good at Smallmouth Bass Fishing in Canada

By: Miodrag Trajkovic

Canadian waters are filled with Smallmouth bass. This fish is oftentimes referred to as the brown bass, smallie, browny, or bronzeback. They are a slender fish, usually streamlined in shape. They are also a popular game fish species, as they jump around so much.

Smallmouth bass feeds on fellow fish, crustaceans, and terrestrial insects. When fishing for smallmouth bass in Canada, here are some tips to follow:

1. Go to rock shoals. That is where they will most likely be.
Rock shoals are the obvious spots for smallmouth bass. But they can also be found deep in the water where they can find plenty of food for themselves. Look for spots where the crustaceans are abundant. There are going to be lots of them there too.

2. When fishing during early fall or late summer, use a colored lure.
Tub Jig is the best lure of choice. During the said seasons, smallmouth bass tend to go into deeper waters. They are estimated to be within the thirty to forty-foot range. Make sure that your bait reaches that depth.

3. Use live baits when other lures don't work.
Use real, living worms if and when lures won't do it for you. Make sure that the worm dangles off the hook nicely. Use a light line to go with it. A four or six pound test is good enough. Don't use any weight either.

4. Smallmouth bass go in groups.
Additionally, all the smallmouth bass belonging to a certain group are usually sized the same. Don't expect to see bigger smallmouth in a school of smaller ones. If the size of the smallmouth you saw isn't the size you want to catch, change your location instead.

5. Fish for smallmouth bass between mid-June to fall.
This is the best time to catch smallmouth bass. During mid June, smallmouths can be found on the river's bed. During fall, they can be found ten to fifteen feet deep into the water. Remember these important details so you will be able to catch a good number of smallmouth bass every time you fish.

6. Fishing for Smallmouth bass is different from largemouth bass.
Don't assume for a second that the way to catch smallmouth bass is the same with largemouth bass. Different approach and techniques are necessary. If you are an expert angler of largemouth bass, you might need to learn something new with smallmouth bass.

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