Sloppy Smallmouth

with Al Lindner & Mark Fisher

When’s the perfect time to go fishing for sloppy smallmouth

Simple: Any chance you get. 

And while we can hope for perfect conditions, expect to find completely different at the boat ramp. Yes, Mother Nature can be fickle, dishing out an obstacle course of variables one must navigate to catch fish on any given day. Reduced water clarity after rainfall, big jumps in water temperature, high or low water, vegetation run wild, or, floating debris in the form of dead vegetation and leaves… stuff that can make fishing many go-to smallmouth bass presentations practically impossible. 

But what’s the saying? When the going gets tough, the tough get going? Or at least kick it into four-wheel drive and improvise.

Here, Al Lindner and Mark Fisher chase smallmouth bass as late summer transitions to early fall. They encounter a challenging bite that forces the duo to think outside the box of conventional smallmouth bass tactics. Going after sloppy smallmouth bass with hollow-body frogs catch more than largemouth in the slop… they double-duty on big smallmouth bass — especially in debris-filled waters. 

Al and Fisher also take to clear, open-water areas with a new Rapala jerk bait design called the RipStop, completing a wicked one-two punch.

The perfect day to fish is any chance you get.

Sloppy Smallmouth

You May Also Like…

Hair Jigging Bass

Hair Jigging Bass

Hair Jigs have made a huge comeback in recent times, and they work for a variety of fish. On today’s show, Legendary Al Lindner and his son Troy deploy hair jigs to catch bass in the shallows.

Crankbaiting Summer Peak Bass

Crankbaiting Summer Peak Bass

Here, Al and James Lindner use their electronics to pinpoint fish location and depth, then deploy lures designed to dive right into the strike zone to catch summer peak bass.

Lake Vermilion Smallmouth Bass

Lake Vermilion Smallmouth Bass

Lake Vermilion is famous for many reasons, including the amazing scenery and fabulous fishing. James Lindner and Jake Wallace tap into the excellent smallmouth fishing during the summer peak.  

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This