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shug11 06-22-2013 09:43 AM

Small. Mouth. Bass.
 
Just wanted to post some of my smallies that have said hello to me in the past 2 months.

This was in early May...Here are some of the fish:

http://i.imgur.com/2jCYfcol.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/ezo6vukl.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/UGywMqSl.jpg

First week of June, this unknown illness came upon me again. I call the bossman early in the AM, he gives me the ok, then I call my buddy. Once again, the only cure to this sickness is being on the river, what could it be? Anyways, we get to our normal spot, and oh man, was it amazing..

http://i.imgur.com/S31YjK4.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/rl7U5xF.jpg?1
http://i.imgur.com/ReDWBaO.jpg?1

This was all caught in 1 spot. Fishing was great for about 3 hours before it started to slow down.

PS.. All fish were CNR. No fish was harmed, except a small bluegill who had the appetite of a whale. But I think he'll make it.

kingofamberley 06-22-2013 10:10 AM

Re: Small. Mouth. Bass.
 
Awesome! Those first couple have great coloration!

mcnerney 06-22-2013 10:38 AM

Re: Small. Mouth. Bass.
 
Wow! You guys found Smallie nirvana, that was fantastic pulling that many great looking fish out of one location, congrats!

shug11 06-24-2013 11:08 AM

Re: Small. Mouth. Bass.
 
Thanks Guys.. Here's more from my recent trip..

http://i.imgur.com/nJvgvJE.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/Vn6e3Gv.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/8xLYGTS.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/H9AhhTb.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/de9ekYv.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/5iev8NZ.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/8zRqt8a.jpg

All caught on a chartreuse woolly bugger :)

shimloom 06-24-2013 01:50 PM

Re: Small. Mouth. Bass.
 
Very nice, well done. Where's that spot? :)

Craig

gannoli 06-24-2013 11:19 PM

Re: Small. Mouth. Bass.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by shimloom (Post 566701)
Very nice, well done. Where's that spot? :)

Craig

Yes, where is that? I noticed you're from the Chicago area and as am I. Also what weight rod were you using?

shug11 06-25-2013 09:43 AM

Re: Small. Mouth. Bass.
 
Thanks Guys.. I'll keep updating this thread each time I head down to the river.

As for where it is? It's the Kankakee River in Kankakee, IL. about an hour south of Chicago. Great river to be on!

stl_geoff 06-25-2013 09:53 AM

Re: Small. Mouth. Bass.
 
Those are some great looking fish!! Cool looking river thats not that far away.

boyscout 06-25-2013 06:31 PM

Re: Small. Mouth. Bass.
 
Wow, those are some really nice smallies. Congrats on a day of catching.

You mentioned a chart wooly. Best day I ever had on smallies was with a chart/yellow Deciever. Must be something about that color. Caught my biggest striper on the same thing.

Thanks for sharing your trip!

shug11 06-28-2013 09:46 AM

Re: Small. Mouth. Bass.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by boyscout (Post 567075)
Wow, those are some really nice smallies. Congrats on a day of catching.

You mentioned a chart wooly. Best day I ever had on smallies was with a chart/yellow Deciever. Must be something about that color. Caught my biggest striper on the same thing.

Thanks for sharing your trip!

When I first started fly fishing, I use to hate the woolly. I always went towards using something smaller, as I wanted quantity over quality at the time. Now that I've had a few years in the game, I look for quality over quantity. I started researching and kept reading that the bass go wild over charteuse. So I figured, let's try it.

Now I don't think I'll ever use a different fly..


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