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How to Find and Catch Trophy Spring Smallmouth | Door County

Category: fishing tips

 May 7th, 2021 by Keith Worrall  5

Modified May 7th, 2021 at 6:26 PM

Jason Mitchell Outdoors
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What is the best way to catch big smallmouth bass early in the year? Many anglers will tell you jerk baits worked erratically with long pauses. Many anglers will also tell you that Lake Michigan’s Green Bay and the Door County Region would also be a top location for finding giant smallmouth bass.

This video details how and where to catch big pre-spawn smallmouth bass on one of the very best smallmouth bass fisheries… Green Bay, Wisconsin. Jason Mitchell joins longtime guide Brett Alexander in the Door County Area of Lake Michigan to target early season bass.

Deadly pattern using the Salmo Rattlin’ Sting jerk bait. Effective jerk bait tactics are explained for breaking down water fast and triggering fish in cold water. Top locations and the importance of water temperature all explained in detail. This is a must watch video for any angler planning on fishing Green Bay for smallmouth bass or for any angler hoping to learn how and where to use jerk baits for pre-spawn smallmouth.

00:00​ – 2:00​ Intro
02:00​ – 3:00​ Best Places to Find Trophy Smallmouth
03:00​ – 3:40​ Jerkbaits During Strong North Winds
03:40​ – 5:00​ Unique Dark Lipped Smallmouth
05:00​ – 5:50​ The Keys to Finding, Targeting and Catching Smallmouth
05:50​ – 6:50​ Best Net for Fish
06:51​ – 8:10​ What to Look For in a Jerkbait
08:11​ – 8:55​ The Importance of Warm Water and Where to Look
08:56​ – 10:00​ About Door County Smallmouth and Their Quality
10:01​ – 11:00​ Trophy Catch
11:01​ – 12:00​ Biggest Takeaways for Success
12:01​ – 13:25​ Catch & Release and The Incredible Smallmouth Age
13:26​ – 14:26​ Trophy Catch
14:27​ – 15:15​ About Guide Brett Alexander
15:16​ – 16:00​ How to Find and Work Transitions
16:01​ – 17:15​ More Example of Smallmouth Catch/Tactics
17:16​ – 18:15​ Best Way to Work a Jerkbait in Cold Water
18:16​ – 20:51​ Incredible Fishing

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