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GraysonFebruary 21st, 2021, 11:55 pm
New York, NY

Posts: 3
Anyone get out there fly fishing for bass? It's a great complement to conventional tackle and works well in highly pressured waters. My go-to fly has been the closer minnow, which can be swam or jigged on the bottom in shallow waters. Seems like a good technique for spawning fish while the big girls are in the shallows.
Grayson Everett
MartinlfFebruary 22nd, 2021, 10:50 am
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3125
A number of us fish warmwater. With a thorough search you can find bass photos on this site and reports from past bass trips.
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
WbranchFebruary 22nd, 2021, 3:00 pm
York & Starlight PA

Posts: 2701
Hello Grayson,

I have much love for smallmouth and if you do a search on this web site you should be able to see me holding really slab smallmouth.

Near the upper right corner is a dialog box with the word Google next to it. Type "smallmouth" in the box and at least three different posts I made with pictures pops up.
Catskill fly fisher for fifty-five years.
AdirmanMarch 12th, 2021, 5:56 am
Monticello, NY

Posts: 493
There’s nothing like having a smaller slam a surface popper ; NO Freshwater species is as aggressive IMHO. Sometimes when I grow tired of the technical aspect of trout and feeling overly frustrated, it’s time to find some good smaller water and have at it !! And pound for pound , nothing fights harder !!
Jmd123March 17th, 2021, 10:17 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2508
http://www.troutnut.com/topic/9049/Bassnuts

Some of my own personal experiences with fly-rod bass...all a blast! We've got some fine bass country around here, as you can see.

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
Jmd123March 17th, 2021, 10:18 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2508
Oh, and this one too...on a freakin' #12 caddis!

http://www.troutnut.com/topic/9408/Smallmouth-And-a-new-personal-record

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
AdirmanMarch 29th, 2021, 5:57 am
Monticello, NY

Posts: 493
VERY nice!! Looks like you got a few on poppers too, my favorite way to get em!!

You still rockin the kayak for most of your fishing Bud?
Jmd123March 30th, 2021, 7:29 am
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2508
Waiting for the wind to calm down! Yes, the "banana-boat" will be seeing some fish slime this year...not as easy to hoist as it used to be, but I am house-shopping & waterbodies, if even just a pond, are a desirable aspect of the future location...but also Lake Huron at the mouth of the Au Sable River where big salmonids are currently gathering. Bass are definitely on the agenda! Clark's Marsh any day now...

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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