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Who's been after some River springtime smallies yet?


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I've had crappie fishing on my mind lately, but a friend of mine went to Doniphan today and said the river looked good. I'm starting to itch to try some smallmouth, anybody been after um?

There's no such thing, as a bad day fishing!

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I've mostly been crappie fishing and mushroom hunting, but my hunting spots are along a couple of small creeks, and I've combined a little fly fishing with mushroom hunting. Have only caught a few small bass, even fewer than usual for small creeks. During turkey season, however, I plan to float camp and hunt along the Current River.

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Saw a facebook post from a guide on Current River caught a 21 incher today, said bite was good for a bit then shut off. Think i'm going after crappie again tomorrow or the next day, ready to chase a Smallie tho!

There's no such thing, as a bad day fishing!

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Saw a facebook post from a guide on Current River caught a 21 incher today, said bite was good for a bit then shut off. Think i'm going after crappie again tomorrow or the next day, ready to chase a Smallie tho!

Have you been over to the Strawberry? It doesn't get mentioned on here too much.

I've only duck hunted there but I watched an old man wear out the crappie amgonst the tupelo trees.

Of course I floated the Spring river with all the knuckle heads. I didn't know squat about fishing clear water back then.

Lots of places that need to see the Little Rig in action.

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This weekend is the first overnighter of the season, I'm getting pretty excited.

His father touches the Claw in spite of Kevin's warnings and breaks two legs just as a thunderstorm tears the house apart. Kevin runs away with the Claw. He becomes captain of the Greasy Bastard, a small ship carrying rubber goods between England and Burma. Michael Palin, Terry Jones, 1974

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"To every thing there is a season" I don't usually hit flows for Smallies when the lakes are fishing so well. It's doable ; I just don't.

The s-berry is not commercially served. It is an interesting stream. Slower and less clear than I am used. It has a lot of small fish. I think the locals meat fish it pretty hard. I saw a guy hauling out about 20 small smallmouth on a stringer.

It also has a LOT of Cottonmouth. I had one strike at my boat. I should not have paddled so close to it! And I waded thru a riffle (a freaking riffle!) and looked down at my feet and saw what I thought was a dead cottonmouth. When I picked up the carcass with the t handled paddle, I discovered it was in fact a) not dead and B) not happy. I saw several other cottonmouth, but those were the two close encounters I had.

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Took a float saturday and the catching was excellent, probably hit a new section of a local creek today after I get a few things done. Going to try to see how far up a river system the brown fish live. I know where some are, snd I know a few miles up there are none, now have to find out the rest!

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