Making my first trip ever to Mille Lacs as it’s a LONG drive from St. Louis, MO. But, I’ve convinced my wife to come up and check out the great up North and chase Smallmouth bass. She doesn’t really fish, so she’ll mainly just be watching me while I try to find something that is a cast and retrieve type approach/location so she can tie something on and fling em around from the back of the boat. Me? I’ll do anything, other than live bait. I just prefer fishing artificials and trying to stumble into em.
I’d LOVE any advice you guys might have on what I should be looking for to know I’m in a good area that might hold smallies? We’re renting a house in Isle, so I’ll be in that SouthEast corner. I love topwater, lipless cranks or any cranks, spinnerbaits, and I’ll mess around with plastics like drop shot rigts, jigs, tubes, etc. If you were a first timer, how would you approach the fishing? She’ll only likely give me 3-4 hours each morning before it’ll be time to play some golf, check out the local towns, and chill on the patio at the house.
Can ya help a rookie out???