How do you fish for smallmouth bass in a river?
Jerkbaits, spinner baits and buzz baits can all be used for smallmouth fishing. The lightest weight plastics like a Texas Rig or jig head need just enough weight to make bottom contact and then walk it down the shoal. You can use a variety of baits to catch smallmouth in small rivers; it’s all about the presentation.
What type of fish are in the Scioto River?
If you are looking for the chance to catch anything and everything, then the Scioto River is the place to go. You’ll find the usual suspects: largemouth bass, channel cats and bluegill. You’ll also have the chance to hook into hybrid striped bass, longnose gar, flathead cats, saugeye, musky and more.
What colors do smallmouth like?
In clear water, natural colors like: brown, green pumpkin, watermelon are the best options. When the water is stained or murky bold colors like chartreuse, white, black and blue tend to be the best.
Can you eat fish from the Scioto River?
For parts of the Little Scioto River (State Route 739 near Marion to Holland Road near Marion), do not eat any fish. For parts of the Tuscarawas River (Massillon to State Route 416, New Philadelphia), do not eat common carp.
What is the best time of day to fish?
Generally speaking, the best time of day to catch fish is in the reduced daylight hours from dawn until 2 hours after sunrise and from 2 hours before sunset until dusk. During these windows, light is reduced, prey becomes more active, and water temperatures cool allowing fish to more freely hunt for food.
Can you catch fish in fast moving water?
To most trout fisherman, you know the deal when you’re chasing your target species. You’ll be fishing in a lot of rivers, streams, and channels. Catching trout in heavy current is possible, though, and if you know what you are doing, fast moving water can even be an asset.