I go out quite a lot on my days off (when I am not guiding for stripers). I hooked this nice smallmouth bass and it weighed in at 6lb. and 6oz. I used live shad with a 7 ft. Bass Pro spinning rod, Abu reel and 8 lb. line drifting across a shoal.
I catch a lot of bass on deep running crank baits Bomber in Christmas tree or Tennessee shad color. Jig and pork trailers, yellow or white jigs with brown or black trailers, small spinner baits with white or yellow skirts with gold blade work well on Texoma too.
So far, I’ve caught several around 4 to 6 lbs. this fall. It sure was fun catching this great fish. Funny after forty years of fishing, I still enjoy it as much as ever.
Editor’s Note: What a great smallie! I bet it fought like the dickens. Thanks for the picture and report Ray. If you would like to go fishing with Ray, call him at 580-924-5238 or 580-916-2814 or visit his website at http://simplynet.net/snowgoose/