Smallmouth Fishing Picks Up With Milder Weather
Smallmouth bass fishing has improved on the lower Russian River with the arrival of cooler weather.
As usual, anglers are experiencing the top fishing while tossing out Rebel crayfish crankbaits and bumble bee Rooster Tails and black/gold Panther Martins, according to Dave Delmue of Kings Sport & Tackle.
“Canoe fishermen and kayakers are experiencing good bass action in the five mile stretch from Guerneville to Monte Rio,” said Delmue. “Bank fishermen are finding the top action between Guerneville and Vacation Beach and at the Monte Rio public access. Most of the fish are in the 8 to 15 inch range.”
Anglers are also hooking an occasional striped bass to 24 inches while tossing out the same lures used for smallmouth bass.
If you want to nail landlocked steelhead, head to Lake Sonoma. Trollers are picking up trout while using Apex lures and nightcrawlers behind dodgers at 60 to 80 feet deep near the dam and marina.
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