Hey guys. This is probably my first post in this section. I'm a crappie guy but try not to hold that against me.
We're going up to Utah - leaving Saturday for a week and will be camping on the shore line about a mile south of the Wyoming border. Going to mostly go after Smallmouth. I've never been but have heard they eat a whole lot of crawfish.
I've never fished the plastic crawfish but bought a bunch to take. Zoom ultravibe speed craw, Zoom Super salt Z craw Jr., Yum Christie Craw, and NetBait Baby Paca Craw. These are all around 3-4" baits. Some are hollow body and some are solid. I'm going to be using spinning rod and 4 or 6 lb line based on recommendations of other guys going who have fished there before just not with the plastic crawfish. I have some 6 lb fluoro, power pro 10, and 4 and 6 lb mono. Most of my experience with different fluoro I've tried has left me less than happy with it's behaviour.
Anyway, How do you rig these plastic crawfish???
Also, any other tips or recommendations on what to use and how to catch these smallmouth please?
I hear the water is super clear which is why the light line is recommended. I've landed 9 lb Hybrids and my daughter brought in a 18 lb buffalo both on 4 lb line so not really worried about the lightweight line but I know a bunch of you 80 lb braid guys and drag all the way cinched down with channel locks will probably think that's crazy.
This is a fun trip - not tournament style fishing.
Here's a pic of a 10-6 I caught while bluegill fishing a few years back on either 4 or 6 lb Vicious mono with a live cricket so I think it should handle a smallmouth. That one did require some real careful attention to get her in.
I think most of the smallies we'll catch will probably be under 3 lbs.
Hope this isn't TLDR but thanks for any help guys!!