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Editor’s Note: The following is a review of the top baits used during Marshall University’s 1st annual Bass Trail Cup. The event was held on Saturday, November 2nd on Summersville Lake. Chase Sansom of Marshall University fishing provides a breakdown of the top smallmouth baits for Summersville Lake.
Premier Angler recently named Summersville as one of the Top 8 Fishing Spots in West Virginia. Summersville is known for having some of the best smallmouth bass fishing in West Virginia.
First Place: To win the inaugural Marshall University Cup, Lee Hess and Josh Miller caught some of their fish on a Strike King 3xd (in chartreuse shad).
Hess and Miller were targeting their smallmouth in the backs of the creeks that were being pushed out as the water was falling.
Second Place: Landing the runner-up spot, Kenny Day and Rick Harris were targeting some deeper fish out on the channel swings in the main lake. They used 3.5” Bass Pro Shops Tender Tube (in green pumpkin camo color).
The pair also mixed in a small crankbait to help secure their second-place status.
Third Place: To round out the top three, Brian Fitzgerald and Dylan Fitzgerald used a variety of baits.
They also mixed in a fish or two on the dropshot with a Zoom finesse worm (in morning dawn color).
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