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Smallmouth time, my favorite

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#1 Bryon Anderson

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 03:12 PM

Had a nice float down the Flat River, a great smallmouth river in West Michigan. Caught bass steadily all day long, most in the 12-14" range. Since the river is so broad and the current mostly gentle, I decided to try fishing from the moving boat (a first for me on a solo float) and discovered that I could do it pretty easily, and caught all of the day's biggest fish that way. As an added bonus, all the fish were caught on a fly my son tied. smile.png

I enjoy the whole Up North trout scene, but I have to say, I think I love the smallmouth rivers near home best of all. There's just something about them, and those fish, that pleases me to no end. Great day on the river; can't wait to get back out there.



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"... trout do not lie or cheat and cannot be bought or bribed or impressed by power, but respond only to quietude and humility and endless patience." -- John Voelker (aka Robert Traver), Testament of a Fisherman

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 03:41 PM

Nice looking smallie and river, Byron.  All I've caught this year has been largemouth.  I guess I need to get out on my local creek, as soon as it clears up from all the rain we've had the last couple of weeks.

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 04:19 PM

Nice. As much as I love trout there simply is no denying the excellent fight a good smallie puts up :)

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 06:22 PM

Gorgeous river and nice picture of the bass.

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