Blade baits can be very effective, however, they definitely aren’t the go to bait for most anglers. Most anglers will vertical jig them, however, a steady retrieve also can be effective.
Wind them in with a slow and steady retrieve and you can catch some smallmouth bass. These baits have great action and will work well when smallmouth bass are feeding on bait fish.
You can also vertical jig these lures. When the smallmouth bass are down deep, you can have some success fishing vertical with these lures. Just jig them up and drop them back down. Most of the bites will come on the fall.