Dave Thompson, Recreational Angler
- Gathersburg, MD
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Posted on November 25, 2013 | Permalink
Bass Still Biting out West
Location: Upper Potomac River
The Smallmouth Bass are still biting. With the cooling water temperatures look for areas that are slightly deeper than the surrounding bottom contour combined with something to break the current. An example would be a riverbed scour hole with a rock ledge directly up river to slow or deflect the force of the river current.
Saturday I had some luck with a Netbait Mini B Bug soft plastic on a 1/8th ounce Confidence Baits Draggin' Head. I would make a cast and allow the lure to glide to the bottom. The retrieve is a short pull, looking to bump the lure forward 5 inches or so, with long pauses allowing the lure to sit motionless on the river bottom. The bass on Saturday were striking the lure during the pause.