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    Default 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:





    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..





    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.

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    Awesome! Those first couple have great coloration!

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    Wow! You guys found Smallie nirvana, that was fantastic pulling that many great looking fish out of one location, congrats!
    Larry


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    Thanks Guys.. Here's more from my recent trip..









    All caught on a chartreuse woolly bugger

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    Very nice, well done. Where's that spot?

    Craig
    "Never, never, never give up" Winston Churchill

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    Quote Originally Posted by shimloom View Post
    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?

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    Default 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!

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    Those are some great looking fish!! Cool looking river thats not that far away.
    "When you do things right, people wont be sure you've done anything at all."

    Storm Drain Bonefisher

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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boyscout View Post
    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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