Best River Smallmouth Lures

  • Profile photo of sliderfishnsliderfishn
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    Blaine, MN
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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?

    Profile photo of tsamptsamp
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    eldora, iowa
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    #1059167

    dynamite works the same but quicker

    avatarmossydan
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    Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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    #1059168

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

    Profile photo of Corey RhymerCorey Rhymer
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    Woodbury, MN
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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.

    Profile photo of steveosteveo
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    W Central Sconnie
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    #1059176

    Chigger craws or tubes

    avatarcoxaaa
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    Northern IA
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    #1059182

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

    Profile photo of Steve RootSteve Root
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    South St. Paul, MN
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    #1059187

    Foam head popper or Dahlberg Diver

    Profile photo of drewsdaddrewsdad
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    Minot, ND
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    #1059195

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

    dd

    avatarfrancisco4
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    Holmen, WI
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    #1059197

    Tennessee slider with a YUM Curly tail.

    FDR

    Profile photo of steve-krapflsteve-krapfl
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    North Liberty, Iowa
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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.

    avatarms75449
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    Lake City, MN
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    #1059202

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

    Profile photo of steveosteveo
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    W Central Sconnie
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    #1059205

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

    Profile photo of chirpchirp
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    Rochester
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    #1059214

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

    Profile photo of bret_clarkbret_clark
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    Sparta, WI
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    #1059261

    Sexy Shad Rattle trap and Bone colored Super Spook.

    Profile photo of fishthumperfishthumper
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    Savage, Mn.
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    #1059343

    White swim jig.

    Profile photo of Corey RhymerCorey Rhymer
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    Woodbury, MN
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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!

    Profile photo of Randy WielandRandy Wieland
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    Lebanon. WI
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    #1059854

    Kopper’s Live Target Gizzard Shad

    Profile photo of mplspugmplspug
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    Lake Mary, Florida Y'all
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    #1063173

    Quote:


    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.

    avatarjasta
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    Minnesota
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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?

    avatarjasta
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    Minnesota
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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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