This area has some very good smallmouth fishing in many different lakes. You have some awesome clear water lakes as well as some stained water too, so you have a lot of options.
Cedar Lake is a very good smallmouth bass lake. Most anglers will catch smallmouth bass while targeting walleye, but if you target them, you can have a lot of success here.
Learn more on our Cedar Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing page.
Perrault Lake is known as a good smallmouth bass fishing lake. You can catch good numbers of bass here and big bass are available too. With the clear water, most anglers report better success by using lighter line in the 4 to 8 pound range and fluorocarbon definitely helps get more bites.
Learn more on our Perrault Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing page.
Wabaskang Lake is a good smallmouth bass fishery. Anglers that target them will usually report good numbers of them with some big fish too. From spring through fall, smallmouth bass seem willing to cooperate on the stained waters here.
Learn more on our Wabaskang Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing page.
While the walleye fishing may be tough on Cliff Lake, the smallmouth bass fishery is very good. Because of the deep, clear water here, most anglers will just go fish the shorelines when targeting smallmouth bass. The rocks and wood will hold plenty of bass. If you want to come here to target smallies, you can catch a lot of them with some big fish too.
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.