Check out this incredible article by Todd Kent and why he choose Hoffmann's Lures as his number one choice!
Hoffmann's Lure is proudly used and fished daily through Milwood Lake Guide Service, located in Texarkana, Arkansas.Reasonable rates quoted. From beginners to seasoned veterans. Millwood Lake is approximately 35,000 acres w/13 gate dam and 12 parks operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Millwood State Park operated by the Arkansas Dept of Parks and Tourism. Fed by 3 rivers, it is a bass haven. Cypress trees, laydowns, stumps, hydrilla, coontail moss , deertounge grass, eel grass, Lilly pads, and standing timber fill this lake to the brim with bait fish and huge bass. Lake record Largemouth bass is over 14.5 pounds, with numerous others taken in the 10-13 pound class very
recently. The next Arkansas state record Largemouth likely swims in Millwood and owner Mike Siefert will most likely be the best person leading you to it using a Hoffmann's Lures.
Check them out at: http://www.millwoodguideservice.com/Sponsorgear.html
- Ryan Wieland
Throwing topwater is my favorite way to catch big Northern Wisconsin (Oneida County on this trip) Smallmouth Bass! My go-to is a Hoffmann's Lures Plankton (Silver Shad is my favorite color) fished on a 13 Fishing Omen Black w/ a Concept A reel in 6.6:1 gear ratio
I prefer 14 LB Monofilament when fishing topwater for Smallmouth (vs. braid for largemouth) for slightly more stretch in the line on the hookset. They don't normally inhale the bait like a largemouth does due to their smaller mouth. More stretch in the line helps avoid pulling the bait away and increases my hook-up percentage.
Quick Tip: The only tweak I make to my Hoffmann's Lures Plankton's is putting a Feather Hook on the back in a Red / White combo. Smallmouth seem to love this!