Best River Smallmouth Lures

  • Avatar of sliderfishn sliderfishn 
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    #1321568

    I would like to compile a list of the best smallmouth river lures.

    My favorite is explosive, suspenseful, and covers water quickly, the Buzzbait.

    What’s on your list?

    Avatar of tsamp tsamp 
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    #1059167

    dynamite works the same but quicker

    avatar mossydan 
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    #1059168

    Pop-r’s and the old Tadpolys in crawfish colors are hard to beat.

    Avatar of Corey Rhymer Corey Rhymer 
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    #1059174

    MegaBass Vision 110: Suspending or Slow Float I copped a few of them, along with some MegaBass Pop X’s and Dog X’s.

    Avatar of steveo steveo 
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    #1059176

    Chigger craws or tubes

    avatar coxaaa 
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    #1059182

    Rapala DT-6, sitter pops, and 4″ senkos are my favorites!

    Avatar of rootski rootski 
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    #1059187

    Foam head popper or Dahlberg Diver

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    #1059192

    Skitter Pop – Shad or Frog – Size 5 or 7

    Jointed Shad Rap – Perch or Bleeding Copper Flash – Size 5 or 7

    Avatar of drewsdad drewsdad 
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    #1059195

    If I could only pick one lure it would be a white spinnerbait.

    dd

    avatar francisco4 
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    #1059197

    Tennessee slider with a YUM Curly tail.

    FDR

    avatar RyanK 
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    #1059199

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    If I could only pick one lure it would be a white spinnerbait.

    dd


    1/4 oz (or so) jighead and a Milky White or Motoroil Gold K Grub on a spinner is deadly.

    Avatar of steve-krapfl steve-krapfl 
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    #1059200

    I do quite well on just a 3/16th oz jig and my favorite plastic of the day. On pool 11 this weekend the fish were really enjoying king’s ale 3.25″ paddle tails on said jig size.

    avatar ms75449 
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    #1059202

    My favorite is a Jimmy D’s “river bug” jig in black or olive.

    Avatar of steveo steveo 
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    #1059205

    Small river, fast water I like a #3 white aglia Mepps

    Avatar of chirp chirp 
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    #1059214

    Beetle spin with white twister tail or shad colored clackin rap they worked well last year.

    Avatar of bret_clark bret_clark 
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    #1059261

    Sexy Shad Rattle trap and Bone colored Super Spook.

    Avatar of Corey Rhymer Corey Rhymer 
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    #1059552

    Love my custom painted Zara Spooks, from Bait Werks. They’re not too big and not too little, perfect bite for the river Smallies!

    Avatar of Randy Wieland Randy Wieland 
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    #1059854

    Kopper’s Live Target Gizzard Shad

    Avatar of mplspug mplspug 
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    #1063173

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    If I could only pick one lure it would be a white spinnerbait.

    dd



    I’m with you, if I could only have 1 lure. Although it would be a toss up between that and a Salmo Boxer or Bullhead.

    avatar jasta 
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    #1069486

    Quote:


    Quote:

    If I could only pick one lure it would be a white spinnerbait.

    dd


    1/4 oz (or so) jighead and a Milky White or Motoroil Gold K Grub on a spinner is deadly.


    Are you adding a Hairpin spinner to the jig? Fishing in lakes or streams with this setup?

    avatar jasta 
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    #1069488

    I’ve had really good luck with Bass Pro’s round head finese jigs (Chompers makes them) in brown, hot Cinnamon and brwn purple with matching zoom speed craw trailers.

    I also like my bone colored yellow magic popper but only if I know that there aren’t any pike or muskies nearby

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