With the warm weather the last few days the smallmouth are up and sunning. Warming up their bodies to prepare for bedding. If you sneak quietly in the shallows of the spawning bays you can observe the suspended smallmouth just under the surface. If you cast to them they usually spook, since in this state they aren’t interested in eating. Come back to the same area the next day and you usually will find some of them ready to feed. It will amaze you how close you can get before they will move off. The main challenge, finding the clear water and the right locations.