Smallmouth bass are not here in great numbers, however, if you want to target them, you can definitely find some fish on Pakwash Lake and on the English River below the dam. Some anglers report some good smallmouth bass fishing in the spring on Lac Seul, but just like all the other waters around here, it’s definitely more of a pike and walleye lake in this area. If you’re coming to Ear Falls and you want to get away for a day or two to target smallmouth bass, check out nearby Perrault Falls. There are several good smallmouth bass lakes in that town and it is very close to Ear Falls.
Best Baits for Smallmouth Bass
When it comes to artificial lures, you have lots of options. Soft plastic crayfish, twin tail grubs, worms and minnow baits are very effective. Hard baits such as crankbaits, jerkbaits and spinners also work great.
With so many different soft plastics to use, you have so many different rigs that work great for smallmouth bass. The drop shot rig, a simple jighead, standup jigheads and scrounger jigheads are some of the best rigs for smallmouth bass. To see our full list, take a look at our best rigs for smallmouth bass page.
There are so many different techniques you can use for smallmouth bass since they can be found shallow, deep and anywhere in between. Anglers usually cast for them, but jigging, drop shotting and drifting are also some great techniques for smallmouth bass.
To learn more, take a look at our best techniques for smallmouth bass page.
Our smallmouth bass fishing section has tons of tips on the best lures, live baits, where to catch them and how to catch them.