Smallmouth Bass


Smallmouth Bass fishing is very good in the Sioux narrows area on lake of the woods.  Most anglers come here to fish for walleye, pike or muskie and bass are sometimes left out of the game plan, but for the anglers that target smallmouth bass, they know this is a great smallie fishery.  The area islands, points, bays and channels have plenty of places for bass to call home and there are plenty of rocky bottoms that will hold schools of smallmouth bass.  The spring and early summer is the time to come here if you want to catch them in the shallows.  During the summer and fall, try fishing deeper drop-offs near the points, islands and along the reefs and you should be able to catch good numbers of bass.  2 to 3 pound bass are common with fish up to 5 pounds caught every year.


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