Small Mouth Bass Fishing at Hagg Lake


FisherSteve

New member
Hey everyone, I have been trying lately to fish Hagg for SM bass to no avail. I go early getting to the lake at 6am - when I got there about a week and a half ago in the Tanner creek arm (NW side) I saw a big SM just hanging in the water off the shore. I worked the whole bank up and down with an early morning popper (rainbow trout), plastic worms (carolina rigged), mister twisters, sinking rainbow trout rappala and green ZOOM tubes and nothing! I tried dragging the worms, twitching, everything altering speeds and still no fish. Are there any tips and areas to try that I am missing? Thanks for any help!
 

troutdude

Well-known member
Moderator
Welcome to OFF. Sorry you got skunked.

Have you searched the OFF archives, for threads about SM in Hagg? If not, it's a great place to start reading about techniques and tackle for those bass.

IDK if it would work on Hagg Smallies; but on Long Tom River fish I used to use surface plugs like a Lucky 13 and Zara Spook. I also used surface poppers like Jitterbugs too, with good success rates.
 

Boo

Member
It sounds like your fishing for smallies with large mouth gear. They are VERY different fish. Try finessing a live nightcrawler on a darter head jig.

Don't give up! The state record is 7 pounds 14 ounces, and it came out of Haag Lake!
 

Meadowlake

New member
I've had some success catching SM bass with a variety of lures. Seems like they are hitting spinners and divers with a rainbow trout color to them. Come to think of it, bright orange has worked well to in the evenings. Guess bass are beaver fans. Go OSU!
 

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