The DNR regulations this year to restrict the use of live bait and not to specifically target walleyes in July has turned my attention to smallmouth bass fishing for the month. I’m a walleye guy at heart and while we are not boating 40-50 fish a day like we were with walleyes, we are putting fish in the boat. Due to all the heat and humidity, I have been doing a lot of 4-6 hour trips In the mornings The morning bite has been decent usually getting around a dozen or so nice bass. 8yr old Henry in the picture stuck this big toad that weighed in at 5 lb 1oz. Congrats Henry on your personal best smallmouth bass.