New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Rock It for Smallies


April 27, 2020

The author with a spring smallmouth taken off a shallow rockpile. Simonson Photo.

Springtime is primetime for smallies, and the best way to turn things up for brown bass is knowing where they will be this time of year. As waters warm, smallmouth bass make a surge into the shallows and the prime substrate they relate to is an area with gravel and varied sizes of rock. From a natural boulder field to a man-made stretch of rip-rap, these areas become havens for spring smallies...

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