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Fishing for Smallmouth Bass in Rivers

Actually all species are welcome here as long as it swims in  a river.This August 2012 I've been hunting for Smallmouth Bass in a local River ,the Ramapo ,and want to learn more about this adversary in their River homes.Nothing wrong with catching any fish that swims while trying to capture the feistiest fish in the river .Besides Smallies the Ramapo has offered up small but beautiful Red Breasted Sunfish,Crappie ,Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Creek Chubs,Bluegill,Pumpkinseeds and Stocked Trout !Quite an assortment !   I hope those that enjoy the exercise and activity of walking the river banks and wading the water will share their joy and knowledge of fishing this way ! Leave no fishing line or garbage  behind to disgust thoughtful appreciators of the outdoors!

Location: New Jersey
Members: 17
Latest Activity: Oct 8

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Favorite Lures for River Smallies 4 Replies

Here are some of my producers for small stream: …Continue

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Oct 8.

Ramapo River 6 Replies

Nice report you forgot to tell how you fell in :-) Great time I will hit it this week at the I-Hole.

Started by arthur cole. Last reply by arthur cole Jul 17, 2015.

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Comment by John Sheehan on December 21, 2016 at 9:40am

Welcome Michael ,look forward to your input!

Comment by John Sheehan on June 8, 2016 at 2:17pm

Saw no  smallies in Wanaque River yesterday . Hope to catch them in July .

Comment by John Sheehan on February 8, 2016 at 7:18am

True enough Jason

Comment by Jason Preslar on February 7, 2016 at 7:11pm
If a largemouth will hit it, a smallmouth will hit it. A bass is a bass.
Comment by John Sheehan on February 7, 2016 at 8:57am

Fantastic ties John ! Mike Shultz a fishing guide from Michigan has got me thinking about the importance of frog imitations .He stressed in a seminar I attended recently that Smallies are big time frog eaters .I always though Crayfish and Hellgrammites for smallies and Frogs for Largemouths but I'm expanding my sense of what the two species  will take .

Comment by John Ratliff on February 7, 2016 at 8:44am

John  this a pic of the bugs I caught these on,  They are balsa and I used a #6 2x long hook  The one with bug eyes is completely eat up it just lays on by bench now.

Comment by John Sheehan on February 6, 2016 at 1:52pm

Fantastic John .Thanks for posting! How about pics of your poppers too ,as well as, gear specs!

Comment by John Ratliff on February 6, 2016 at 1:28pm

I would like to put a pix of some of mine I caught on poppers I made.  These was out a rock quarry that was abandoned about 35 years ago.  The place is just full of 15 to 18 inch small mouth and I have got them up to 20 and 22 inch. 

Comment by Mark Sleeper on January 4, 2016 at 10:25am

Thanks John

Comment by John Sheehan on January 4, 2016 at 9:29am

Looks like you have already Mark . I hope you'll share those Maine Smallmouth experiences with us here .

 

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