Everyone on staff at DUN Magazine is in love with Smallmouth. If you have not fished for Smallies on the fly, you should put this predator on your list.

What is a SMALLMOUTH?

A Smallmouth is a popular freshwater game fish which is part of the SUNFISH family. Yes, you read that right!

HABITAT
Their native habitat is the upper Mississippi, the Ohio, lower Missouri watersheds and most of the Great Lakes.

WHEN AND WHERE
When fishing for Smallies, water temperature plays a huge role. We start fishing for them when water temps reach 42 degrees. You will find them in the slower, deeper pools, usually schooled up by size.

Once water temps reach 60 degrees and above, Smallies become much more active and begin to spawn. In the Midwest, Smallies are not normally stocked,...

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