In case you have not noticed yet… the smallmouth fishing in Indiana is on fire right now. Not only are we catching all sorts (and sizes) of smallies in the waters around Indianapolis but we get reports daily from folks fishing Sugar Creek, Flatrock, The Big Blue, Tippy, Eagle Creek, and Fall Creek.
One of the great things about fishing for smallmouth bass at this time of year is you can catch them on almost all types of flies at various times of the day. Crayfish, sculpin, streamers, poppers, and even nymphs are bringing in smallies. However, soon the waters will start to cool and become clearer. This means the smallmouth will change the food they are targeting as well as where and how they feed.
Dave Karczynski has a very nice article over on MidCurrent that is sure to help you keep catching our favorite bass as the waters cool down. Late-Summer Smallmouth Tactics is all about shallow clear water strategies for catching smallies as they target baitfish in the late summer and fall months. This can be one of the most productive times of the year to fish as the smallmouth target one to two inch baitfish. Takes are aggressive and the fights are hard but you have to change from your hot summer tactics to something a little softer. Read the article and get ready for a great fall of smallmouth fishing.