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Some photos from the trip, sorry about my brothers choice of swimming trunks. This was his first time catching a smallmouth.

I looked at it yesterday and the river looked good. I’m planning going next week while it is cool do some Sucker fishing. oneshot

I used Mountan Creek for shuttle. I had a good day. Not a great day. Caught around 25 smallies. Several  nice goggle eye and a nice rainbow. Most smallies were less than 12”. Biggest smallie of the da

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4 hours ago, Moonlighter said:

Been catching several smaller smallies around my place and some small goggle eye and brown trout, but I just can’t catch the bigger fish.  

Welcome! 👋

If you're "on the river" and catching browns then you are below Prosperine.  And above Leadmine, right? 

Are you the new Blue Spring owner?

 

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2 minutes ago, fishinwrench said:

Hands down best Smallie finder ever.....Screenshot_20190623-102058~2.pngScreenshot_20190623-102007~2.png

 

on 8# flourocarbon.   

True story. 

“Anybody opens their mouth, gonna get a bullet. Anybody moves a little weird, little sudden, gonna get a bullet. Not a warning. Not a question. A bullet.”  - Major Marquis Warren

 

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Strike King Bitsy Tubes...is that what you’re using? I’ve caught 80% of my smallmouth on those. I shove 1/8 oz crappie jigs up the them for the hook. Various topwater baits are effective. I have had good success recently on the whopper plopper 90 and torpedos. Walk the dog lures are popular too. 

I pretty pretty much have those two tied on at all times. I usually have three rods. The third rod has a HD craw, Bomber Model A real craw, jig and pig, or Ned rig. 

A lot of people only fish the really obvious spots on a river. You know, the ones that look like they just hold fish. Don’t overlook other areas.

-Push water: the area above a rapid where the water kind of pushes/rises before going over the rocks.

-Shallow areas with current that are off the main channel: a lot of people I fish with will be casting into the deep area in the current. There are definitely fish there. If I see current moving on the other/shallow side, especially if there is a lot of low hanging limbs from the bank, I cast there and almost always catch more fish. 

"Of all the liars among mankind, the fisherman is the most trustworthy."

"There's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore like an idiot."

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