Islands area Smallmouth? (out of Channel Grove) Islands area Smallmouth? (out of Channel Grove) Islands area Smallmouth? (out of Channel Grove) Islands area Smallmouth? (out of Channel Grove)
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    Default Islands area Smallmouth? (out of Channel Grove)

    Hi all!
    Longtime lurker here on the site. Love the community. Seen any decent Smallmouth?

    We dock our boat at Channel Grove so we'll be coming out of East Harbor.

    I know it's a walleye board, and I'm not looking for your honey hole of giant bass, but just curious if there's a certain depth, windy or leeward side of whatever, or any other general traits or baits where you have found Smallies lately??

    We always bounce around the reefs and islands for Walleye, just looking to narrow down the search for Smallmouth a little bit.

    Any advice is greatly appreciated! Tight lines!

    PS-anybody else in Channel Grove, come say hi, love meeting the neighbors!! slip 124. Sportcraft 230 Fisherman, (cuddy, Bimini, Blue summer cover.) ~ Dan
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    I've always done well with a salt and pepper skirt tube all around kellys 3/8 oz jig anywhere around the island really. Just find rocks. I'm in bass haven. I'll stop by and see you weekend Dan. Do any salmon fishing?
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    I have done really well with white spinner baits against some of the Marinas and docks.

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    Hey Dan. Slip 116 white sport with hardtop. We’ve done really good at north end of Kelley’s drifting the point that comes out with tubes

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    Dan, did not see any slip #'s at channel grove. I stopped by before going to Big Boppers for breakfast Sun. Guess I should have stopped in the office.
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    Default Island area smallmouth

    Quote Originally Posted by Bggeary View Post
    I've always done well with a salt and pepper skirt tube all around kellys 3/8 oz jig anywhere around the island really. Just find rocks. I'm in bass haven. I'll stop by and see you weekend Dan. Do any salmon fishing?
    Hi, what is your technique with this type of jig fishing for smallmouth? Do you put any bait on the hook? I would love to try and catch some smallmouth out there.

    thanks!

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    Well, in north bay of kellys we would hit the east end get on the drops and bounce them on the bottom. The airport at kellys get on either side of the point and do the same thing. Find rocks and depth change. No bait, but I spose you could tip with minnows???
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    bg the slip numbers are painted on the dock right where you step on and most are hard to read

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    Thanks Troy.
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    Not that we were actively targeting them but this spring when we were on the sw corner right up close to shore trolling for walleye we pulled 6 on bandits. Also picked some up off the west side by the stone loading dock.

    Not sure if they would still be in those areas now or not.
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