With water temperatures beginning to warm up again here in Door County the Smallmouth bass are beginning to become more active in the shallow warmer water. We have been targeting the bass fishing a number of different presentations including using Rapala suspending jerk baits along with soft plastic presentations such as tube jigs along with some swimming grubs. Our best color for the plastics have been green pumpkin on most days with some days having success on brown colored tubes. Water depths that have been best have been 10 feet of water or less with some fish still coming in water depths around 20 to 25 feet.
Well despite the nasty cold weather and strong north winds today we had a pretty successful day fishing in Door County for smallmouth bass. After finding an area out of the big winds and getting into some warmer water we found the bass to be pretty aggressive in water depth from 3 to 5 feet of water. Our presentation that worked best for us was using 1/8th oz tube jigs worked slowly on the bottom and the best color seemed to be anything with green pumpkin color in it. We boated around 40 fish today with the largest fish being in the 3lb class.