I fished with Max & Scott again today on another lake for huge smallmouth bass. Scott caught one over four pounds on a fly on the first cast. “It’s bad luck to do that,” I said, as we were about to find out. Other than a salmon and one smallmouth bass, that was all we caught. We did however, see over 100 enormous bass cruising in the 2 to 8 foot range, staging before the spawn. None of the bass were ready to nest yet and they weren’t feeding either. Only the bass in deeper water were actually taking our offerings and even they were turned off. Water temps reached as much as 55 degrees in certain areas of the lake. The air temps were in the mid 60’s and winds were light & variable. We had a mix of sun & cloud throughout the day. Tough bite!!