I had a chance to fish with Henry Zel on a wilderness lake casting crankbaits for smallmouth in very clear water conditions.
Because of the extremely clear water conditions I decided to fish the Arashi Flat series in a natural color and it worked really well!
Wilderness smallies seem to fight even harder than smallmouth caught in our warmer, more southern waters. Most of the bass I hooked jumped 4-6 times out of the water. If you like to fish crankbaits and you have not tried the Arashi series of crankbaits, I would encourage you too. They have a great action, they rattle and catch fish!