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Smallmouth On The Fly

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#1 McFlyLures

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:17 PM

Smallmouth Bass are scrappy fighters that are willing to eat a large variety of baits.  They are fun to catch with conventional gear, and an absolute blast on a fly rod.  Especially when fishing is this good.  While we didn't catch a whole lot, I believe we boated 20+ fish this day.  Generally they like bright colored baits, but we caught a few on some more generic baitfish colors like brown/white, olive/yellow, etc...  

 
We were fishing at Navajo Lake, a large lake in northern New Mexico, that is the start of the San Juan River.  It is a cold water lake with many species including trout, salmon, pike, bluegill, perch, and of course smallmouth bass.  Unfortunately there are no shad in this lake, so you must fish perch or bluegill patterns.  However they seem to still go after chartreuse/white lures pretty well.  The water seemed clear as can be, however Kyle told me that this was a bit off color since the lake was so high.  
 
It was a really fun day, getting to fish with a great friend on a great fishery.  This really was one of the more enjoyable fishing days I have had in a long time.  


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#2 FlatsRoamer

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:12 PM

You ever catch any on topwaters?

Still hunting for my first tarpon on fly! 


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Can't wait for that diy trip to Acklins!!

 

 

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#3 islander727

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 02:53 PM

Cool!

 

I miss those.  I wish we had them here in Florida!



#4 McFlyLures

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:14 PM

You ever catch any on topwaters?


No, we didn't fish top water, we were doing good with our streamers so we decided to stick with them...

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