Smallmouth Bass on a fly rod is one of the best gamefish and can provide amazing summer fishing in the lower Au Sable or in Lake Huron.

Smallmouth are aggressive and will crush a streamer that imitates baitfish or crayfish.  They also provide great topwater action on deerhair bugs,  poppers and large dry flies.  Once hooked, they put up a fight that put their large-mouthed cousins to shame.  When trout fishing slows down, smallmouth action can provide some excellent opportunities, especially in July and August.



Smallmouth Bass Photo Gallery