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Anywhere to Catch Some Smallies Right Now? Lake? Guide? #12806045
06/26/18 03:21 PM
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And, no, I'm not looking to go to Alpena, Michigan or the NY Finger lakes. I was wanting to go somewhere and book a guide the 1st day, and fish a couple days out of my boat and target Smallmouth. But, I have more questions than answers:

1. Where to go? (within a 3-4 hour drive of Shreveport)
2. Is this the wrong time of year?
3. Smallmouth Guide recommendations

I talked to a guide at Broken Bow lake, but he told me this is the wrong time of year for smallies up there since the lake is so deep and they mainly suspend in the summer up there.

Thanks in advance


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Re: Anywhere to Catch Some Smallies Right Now? Lake? Guide? [Re: hoodat92] #12806088
06/26/18 03:42 PM
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I usually catch a few at Texoma. Put in at the State park go out to the main lake and start fishing the rocks on the West side going North with shaky heads, jerk baits, top waters like pop Rs, and crank baits, you will catch a few. Bonus is we usually catch several different species including stripers doing this. Beautiful place to go camping too. Never been with a guide up there so don't have any advice that way.


See you on the lake and have a great day!
Re: Anywhere to Catch Some Smallies Right Now? Lake? Guide? [Re: hoodat92] #12806162
06/26/18 04:26 PM
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I would check with James Biggs. He does instructional trips and they are worth every penny and more.

Re: Anywhere to Catch Some Smallies Right Now? Lake? Guide? [Re: hoodat92] #12806292
06/26/18 06:08 PM
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Lake Murray - Oklahoma


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Re: Anywhere to Catch Some Smallies Right Now? Lake? Guide? [Re: TxFisherman03] #12806359
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Originally Posted By: TxFisherman03
Lake Murray - Oklahoma





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We didn't catch 60+,might have boatd in the 30
should,we didn't have fun expept alot more thie time of yearhope you get ready you'll be calling mr or E-MILK to a foods donatiom,,,Arter drin some red bullmdnd Vodlea
Re: Anywhere to Catch Some Smallies Right Now? Lake? Guide? [Re: hoodat92] #12806442
06/26/18 07:49 PM
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I live 5 minutes from Murray! I wouldn’t drive 5 hours to fish it in the middle of summer. Now in the fall, it would be worth the drive to split your time between Texoma and Murray. Would catch numbers on Murray, and a good chance at a PB on Texoma.

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Re: Anywhere to Catch Some Smallies Right Now? Lake? Guide? [Re: hoodat92] #12806952
06/27/18 03:16 AM
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It wouldn't take much to beat my PB, as right now it stands at 0.00


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Re: Anywhere to Catch Some Smallies Right Now? Lake? Guide? [Re: hoodat92] #12807028
06/27/18 05:14 AM
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Hot weather smallmouth fishing can be very tough. Early morning with a popper type bait is best but it is a very tight window of opportunities.

Re: Anywhere to Catch Some Smallies Right Now? Lake? Guide? [Re: MaschinBass] #12807149
06/27/18 12:12 PM
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Originally Posted By: MaschinBass
I would check with James Biggs. He does instructional trips and they are worth every penny and more.


I have not been fishing anywhere with much of a smallmouth population. I like chasing Brown bass in the fall.

Re: Anywhere to Catch Some Smallies Right Now? Lake? Guide? [Re: hoodat92] #12807240
06/27/18 01:19 PM
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