Our friend Gabor Horvat who loves to fish southern Ontario reservoirs continues to catch good-size smallmouth bass even with dropping water levels. Most of the reservoirs are created by dams and are used to regulate water. In the fall water levels are dropped drastically to anticipate winter/spring run-off.
He reports fishing has been good just working small crankbatis in 1-6′ of water along points and shorelines breaks.
Gabor like to fish crankbaits that dive to about 7′ on a regular cast. Rapala has a wide range of crankbaits in their DT series that dive down to a specific depth from 4′-20’+.
Those crankbaits are ideal to use in the fall for both Large and Smallmouth Bass which feed heavy before water temps really drop and lakes start to freeze.