Really up! We’ve had more 5 lb (plus) smallmouth in the first half of this July than any July in the past seven years. And four have surpassed the 6 lb mark.
The trade-off is that the numbers are somewhat less than the past but like usual that will change as we get to the end of this month and then into August. Our charters in July have caught from 25 to 48 total fish per outing.
Fishermen who have not experienced our July through September finesse fishing will probably doubt our claims that there are no “dog days of summer” when you have the big water close by.
And one might be surprised how shallow these big fish are and the baits we are using.