With the water temperature getting close to 50 degrees the smallmouth will start their migration to the spawning grounds.Look for some depth that has chunk rock, boulders and/or ledge bottoms. The fish feel secure and looking for that easy meal here. By crawling, hopping or swimming a claw dad pattern in these areas you stand to catch possibly your biggest fish of the year!
The river was looking good. The rain event on Tuesday will cause it to turn muddy and rise. Keep your eye on the gauges and by late week it may be fishable again.