This is one of the best smallmouth bass fisheries anywhere with fish averaging close to 18". I start fishing bass in early May and continue until November.
From May to early July most of the bass are in the shallows and are very aggressive. Then, in early fall til ice up, the smallmouth group up and offer shots at extremely heavy fish.
Rod choice for smallmouth bass is a medium light or medium action with 8-12 lb. monofilament or braided super lines in 10 to 20 lb. test.
For fly fishing anglers a 6-8 lb. weight rod will do the job just fine.
Call me at 715-765-4430. Fishing begins in April!