Troutnut.com Fly Fishing for Trout Home
User Password
or register.
Scientific name search:

> > My Favorite Time of Year

TridentflyJuly 8th, 2013, 10:01 am
Windham, Maine, USA

Posts: 6
Every year we anglers wait in anticipation for the change of the seasons. As winter turns into spring, and spring into summer, you get that all too familiar itch. The itch that says, "I need to get out on the water." Ice melts, fishing seasons open, and migrations begin. The itch soon turns into anticipation for that favorite spring fishing moment. We all have one. For some people it's the tarpon migrating north on the Gulf of Mexico. For others it's the Salmonfly hatch...



Call me a blasphemer. Call me crazy. But for me that special moment has nothing to do with trout. It's got nothing to do with bonefish or even stripers. For me, it's when the smallmouth bass return to the shallows to spawn.


Like the swallows at Capistrano, smallies return every spring to fulfill their primal urges. In the crystal clear lakes and ponds of Maine, this means endless sight fishing opportunities. This isn't spring creek fishing. The smallmouth bass are incredibly aggressive. It doesn't take much more than a woolly bugger to get them excited.



And nothing beats a 3+lb smallmouth on a 5-weight.
Trident Fly Fishing

Quick Reply

You have to be logged in to post on the forum. It's this easy:
Username:          Email:

Password:    Confirm Password:

I am at least 13 years old and agree to the rules.

Related Discussions

TitleRepliesLast Reply
Re: Something to be aware of.
In General Discussion by Softhackle
2Aug 29, 2011
by Jesse
Re: Baetis doesn't look like a BWO!!
In Female Baetis Mayfly Dun by Adirman
10Sep 12, 2010
by Martinlf
Re: Two for one special
In Fishing Reports by Motrout
2Jun 21, 2014
by Motrout
The River
In by Mick
0
Re: An Ozark Creek and a Beautiful Waterfall
In the Photography Board by Motrout
4Nov 18, 2011
by Jmd123
Re: Any body anticipating
In General Discussion by Smallstream
7Jan 24, 2008
by Mtskibum
Re: Sex changes in smallmouth bass
In General Discussion by Shawnny3
2Apr 23, 2009
by Shawnny3
Re: First flyrod fishing of the year
In Fishing Reports by Jmd123
2Apr 6, 2013
by Jmd123
Re: Time for some light-hearted Advice
In Fly Tying by Baron
6Jun 30, 2019
by Baron
Re: Winter Steelheading Round 3... FIGHT!
(5 more)

In the Photography Board by Pryal74
10Mar 2, 2011
by Pryal74
Most Recent Posts
Re: Pinched-down barbs vs designed and manufactured barbless hooks?
In Site Updates by Troutnut
Re: Au Sable Holy Waters Sulphurs
In General Discussion by Brian314 (Oldredbarn replied)
Re: Need a little help with waders unrelated to fishing
In General Discussion by NoQuarter (Iasgair replied)
Just a quick shot from the drive home.
In Site Updates by Troutnut
Fun day on Rock Creek
In Site Updates by Troutnut
Failed attempt at the Ruby
In Site Updates by Troutnut
Evening on the upper Ruby
In Site Updates by Troutnut
An evening drive down the Madison and a fun flyshop
In Site Updates by Troutnut
Lazy sightseeing around Bozeman on July 4th
In Site Updates by Troutnut
Re: Sweltsa?
In Female Sweltsa Stonefly Adult by Taxon (Troutnut replied)