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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: on Wednesday

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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, 2017.

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 Wednesday

Mark- I love Maine , hope to fish the Androscoggin and Kennebec Rivers someday . I have never fished those flies , maybe some day though .! All the best pal !

Comment by Mark Sleeper on Tuesday

Hi John,Yes I live in Maine the mid coast area I'm about 12 miles from the ocean, the Kennebec river is behind my house abt 1/8 mile. I fish the Androscoggin which drains into the Kennebec in Merrymeeting Bay some others drain into it. I fished the andro below the dam and above it, the flies I use are the jawbreaker and hans hans rabbit strip jig they both are on you tube. their not my patterns, I have caught 100's of fish on these flies I hope this helps you out Mark

Comment by John Sheehan on Tuesday

I really want to fish Rivers again from a boat Mark . I 've only fished the Delaware a few times for Smallies from a canoe . Most of my local River fishing is actually small creek like water from shore and wading . Thanks for the tips ! What Maine Rivers do you fish .That's where you're from?

Comment by Mark Sleeper on September 9, 2019 at 3:44pm

oops a 8Wt orion

Comment by Mark Sleeper on September 9, 2019 at 3:41pm

Hi John I would troll flies with floating line , a 8wt LLBean Orio  rod with a Water works lamason ULA force and a 9Wt LLBean Orion rod also with the water works Lamason ULA Force reel I will work the fly rod back and forth as the boat is moving they usually hit it when the fly is dropping' then I set the hook and the fun begins, they will jump out of the water 2 to 3 ft it works trust me Thanks Mark

Comment by John Sheehan on September 9, 2019 at 5:28am

Good Concentration of Smallmouths in Wanaque Headwater in early September ,along with many other species.BG,YP,WP,RBS,LM,CR,PS,Carp,

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.
 

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Mark Sleeper commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"Thanks John for the pic,"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"Mark-Here's Greg's beaded Nymph .Reddish Brown Chenille ,small bead and looks like sparse…"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"Allen -the water has been low there but one chute is open releasing cooler oxygenated water from…"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"Mark-The Flyrod is a homemade a friend   gave me. It's a 2 piece  8' made from…"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"This one has been hot in early September Allen ,that's for sure!"
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Allen Morgan commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"Tailraces are good fishing!  Depending on how the water is released, the temperature of that…"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"Striped Bass and Salmon ! That's great Mark! Ill get back to you on the reel /Rod makes."
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Mark Sleeper commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"Hi John what is the rod and reel set up in the pic is that Cortland peach 444"
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September Daily Double..9/14/2019

This was my first trip out since Hurricane Dorian passed by last weekend.....water looked great and…
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"First trip since Hurricane Dorian brushed us last weekend.....sixty tidal crappie and thirteen largemouth on a falling wind tide....."
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Mark Sleeper commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"Hi John I have caught large mouth, small mouth red brested sunfish . there is trout and also…"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"How many species have you seen ,Mark? This tail race section I fish has the most species in any one…"
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Mark Sleeper commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"thanks for the posts John now you can see why I like the andro i have fished the section by…"
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John Sheehan commented on John Sheehan's group Specie Specific Smallmouth Strategies
"Took a small beaded Nymph by brother Greg made and gave me.  Some other Smallies hit A 64th…"
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Almost 11 inch

"Where's my hand?  The strongest fish in the world! Talk about a bulldogging fight!"
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Almost 11 inch

"Thanks LedHed for a great morning of fishing!"
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Almost 11 inch

"Incredible!"
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