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Points are some of the best places to catch smallmouth bass. You can find bass on the points from spring through fall. The best points have some type of hard bottom with some shallow water and deep water. A steep drop off will likely hold more smallmouth bass, but a gradual drop-off is fine as long as there is some water that drops into the 16 to 20 foot depths. The points with deep water nearby will hold more fish through the summer and fall months while the shallow water points will not hold as many fish. You can use a variety of techniques when fishing points. Some of the common baits are tubes, jigs, grubs, soft plastics, crankbaits, spinnerbaits and live bait.