: Guyandotte and Coal rivers With falling temperature levels NOW is a prime time for a float trip or wade fishing for smallmouth on a variety of rivers in WV. Bass will still savagely attack top-water with falling temperature levels, but sub surface lures such as soft and hard jerk baits will become excellent choices for angling success in the next few weeks. Spinnerbaits on a windy day thrown to shoreline structure is also a good way to connect with a citation size smallmouth. Muskies can be caught using a variety of methods. Casting plugs and buck tails to likely haunts are good methods, as is trolling when applicable.