Enterprise Reservoir Fishing – Smallmouth Bass Near St. George.

Enterprise Reservoir Fishing Smallmouth Bass Near St. George

Enterprise Reservoir fishing is probably the closest place to St. George to catch Smallmouth Bass. Here are the details of my recent trip out on Enterprise Reservoir fishing for smallmouth, and what you can expect to catch on this small lake near St. George. This report includes a map of spots to catch bass, the best baits to use, and the conditions of our trip. Take the information in this post to help you in your fishing adventures chasing smallmouth bass at Enterprise. Get Stoked!

Enterprise Reservoir Fishing – Smallmouth Bass

Enterprise reservoir is a small body of water located near St. George about an hour north. Enterprise in the past has primarily been a trout fishery, but has since exploded with a large population of smallmouth bass. The bass in Enterprise are on the small size, with a very rare decent sized fish. Who knows why they bass are so small? Nevertheless, it makes for a fun place to take your family to catch large numbers of fish. You can easily walk the banks or  fish from a boat. Here’s some more information about Enterprise Reservoir I learned while fishing here with my son.

My experience at enterprise was fun. We caught a lot of fish in a short amount of time. They are easy to catch. My 4 year old son had a blast doing it. Here is what the conditions where like on our recent trip chasing smallmouth bass. Plus, some of the best baits, a map of where we found fish, and some video footage of the action. The goal of this post is to help you spend more time catching fish, and less time wondering what to do if you head out to enterprise reservoir.

enterprise reservoir fishing smallmouth bass
Enterprise Reservoir Fishing Smallmouth Bass my son caught his first, “by myself” fish. Enterprise is a great place to take your kids fishing.

Enterprise Reservoir Fishing Conditions

Here are the conditions of our trip on Enterprise Reservoir chasing smallmouth bass. We primarily walked the bank, and camped overnight on a Friday & Saturday in the middle of July for this adventure.


Air Temp high 90’s


0 – 8 mph. Calm early in the morning, and late in the evening. A little breezy during the day.

Water Temperature

Low 70’s.

Water Clarity

Stained. Visibility 2 – 4 feet.

Enterprise Reservoir Fishing Map

Here are the places we fished for smallmouth bass that produced the best success. We didn’t spend very much time fishing, so we weren’t able to cover a lot of water. Hopefully, these spots can help you catch some bass like we did.

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Enterprise Reservoir Best Baits

The smallmouth bass in Enterprise are super aggressive. There wasn’t much they wouldn’t hit. I found the following two lures to be the most fruitful in landing and getting a lot of bites from the smallmouth in here.


The Mud Minnow TRD softplastic was hands down the best for getting a lot of bites. They couldn’t get enough of this thing. This lure worked best on a 1/10 oz ned jig head. A solid spinning rod and reel works best for throwing this set up, since it is super light. Just cast out on those rocky points, and let it set till one sucks it up. This bait was awesome on Enterprise reservoir for catching smallmouth bass.

Yamamoto Senko

The 4 inch electric shad senko “kraked” a lot of bass on enterprise reservoir. This bait worked best on a wacky rig, and a spinning rod and reel set up. My 4 year old used this exact bait to catch his first, “by himself” bass. The key was to throw it out into those high percentage areas, and let it settle down to the bottom. Any boulder with shade seemed to hold a bass, and this senko would catch them.

summer smallmouth bass baits enterprise reservoir fishing
Here are the best summer smallmouth baits baits for enterprise reservoir fishing. From Left to Right, Mud minnow TRD w/ 1/10 oz ned head, 4 inch electric shad senko w/ wacky ring & 1/0 gamakatsu split shot hook.

Enterprise Reservoir Fishing Smallmouth Bass Video

Here’s some video of my son and I out fishing on Enterprise reservoir for smallmouth bass. Pretty much every fish was caught in the same spot. Hopefully, this will help you get a better idea of what you can expect when fishing enterprise reservoir. Thanks for watching! Soak the stoke!

Additional Thoughts

Even though the fish were small, my son had a blast. I totally recommend taking your family out to Enterprise reservoir, so they can have a fun time catching smallmouth bass. The biggest we caught was about a pound. They seemed to like sitting in about 5 to 6 feet of water. If you have any experience fishing enterprise catching some bigger fish, leave a comment below. I’d love to learn more about this lake, and what you have found success with.

One more thing, The links above and below in this post are affiliate links were you can pick up baits, rod’s, reels, line, and anything else I use to “Krak” some bass fishing enterprise reservoir. Use this stuff to catch more fish. Krakenbass receives a small percentage of the sales through these links. I only use links to baits, and gear I personally trust and know work. These links are here to be helpful for you, and not for the small amount I make for the sale of the products. I hope these products can help you “krak” some bass like they have for me. Thank you for your support!

As Always,

Stay Stoked!

Enterprise Reservoir Fishing Smallmouth Bass
Here’s a picture of the biggest smallmouth bass we caught fishing enterprise reservoir. This guy chomped the Mud Minnow mentioned earlier in the blog post.

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