Low water smallmouth

May has been hot and the rain hasn’t fallen in a while but despite that the fishing has been pretty darn good. The smallmouth rivers haven’t had much generation in a while so they’ve warmed up pretty quickly and are lower than normal for this time of year, but the fishing has still been steady. Some days we’ve had a pretty good topwater bite and other days it’s been all subsurface. Every day is different and it all depends on the conditions we’re given that day.

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Big day for Logan with 2 fish over 20″. Way to go buddy.

With crystal clear water we’ve had to think a few moves ahead, trying to get on the fish without being seen. With little cloud cover and plenty of sunshine it can make the fish a little skittish when the sun gets directly over head but longer casts and switching flies have kept the bite going. On a positive note, the low water has increased visibility making for some fantastic sight fishing at times.

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Connie caught the smallmouth bug after her first time out.

I can’t believe that June has crept up on us. May has been incredible for just about everything, trout, smallies…. you name it. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for June and July because those are typically some of the best topwater fishing of the season. I just hope it’s half as good as May. If you’ve never tried fishing for smallmouth then I definitely suggest it.

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Jerry from Wisconsin with a stud.

They are a hoot on a fly rod and we’ve got ’em everywhere so give us a call  if you would like to see what the fuss is all about. Also, don’t forget to check out our Facebook page for quick updates and conditions. Thanks for reading and have a blessed day.

 

 

 

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