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Despite low, clear streams and snow showers (48-degree water) smallmouths are on the move. Size-10 streamers fished very slowly on intermediate line accounted for 5 fish up to 13 inches. All were holding at 3 feet in bowling ball-sized Continue reading →
Unusually warm days have triggered actively feeding fish but they’re still scattered. For success keep moving while casting to open water and counting down small streamers to between 3 and 4 feet. A couple dozen bluegills and some small bass Continue reading →
Thought our string of unusually warm days might have smallmouths on the move, but I found 49-degree water at one of my favorite streams. Caught 1 smallie of 8 inches and a few longear sunfish. Enjoyed the day with my Continue reading →
Yesterday after two days of upper 60’s I went to a small pond with a 5 weight and intermediate line. Bluegills were suspended at 2 to 3 feet to soak up some warmth despite the 48-degree surface. Fish were widely Continue reading →
The 7-day weather forecast convinces us that by mid-week small ponds in the mid-South will prompt some active fish. It isn’t the end of winter, of course, but warmwater species will use the warm spell to fill their bellies. They’ll Continue reading →
Ice storms kept us indoors for three days so we used the time to sort our fly boxes. Flies battered beyond use were discarded and replaced. We designed and tied a new streamer then took it to a nearby Continue reading →
We’re enjoying time at the bench until we can go fishing again. We like soft hackle flies for pre-season bluegill. This one uses turkey biot and hen hackle and we think it will generate interest from the fish in Continue reading →