We prefer using live bait for smallmouth. You catch more, plain & simple. But if you prefer artificial baits, feel free to bring whatever lure(s) you prefer. They'll work too... here's more video proof. Anglers are allowed to only keep one smallmouth per day, 18-inches or longer, but we encourage "catch & release" on all smallmouth.
Don't expect "fast and furious," but if you are a dedicated smallmouth addict who lives for the freight train thrill that only "brown fish" can provide, we'll do our best to put you on 'em. To the left is a fun video sample.
Several years ago area bass anglers lobbied the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency to manage our section of the Tennessee River for trophy smallmouth bass.