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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: Sep 11

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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 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 .

Comment by Mark Sleeper on January 4, 2016 at 8:08am

Hi John can I join this  group Thanks Mark

Comment by John Sheehan on December 22, 2015 at 7:36am

Welcome Kelly Peterson! I look forward to your posts .

Comment by John Sheehan on October 16, 2015 at 9:08am

Hot spot was right where it narrows there. Particularly when the rivers up a bit . Largemouths Gills Smallmouths and Red Breasted Sunfish .  

Comment by John Sheehan on September 4, 2015 at 11:27am

This Hildebrandt 'June Bug 'Spinner caught a bunch of Smallies , Largemouths RBS ,Bluegills and one Crappie . It was followed up to the end of the retrieve by the biggest fish I saw that day ,a foot or more long Smallmouth . It is also an excellent spinner for Brown Trout with a light feathered jig attached .The crayfish should work on Btrout as well.

 

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"A Short but Productive trip after work today.....wanted to beat the next front.....a very bountiful trip on the coastal marsh......"
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Most Of The Crappie Were This Size

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Most Of The Crappie Were This Size

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"Very good question John......I most often use a 1.32 ounce jig and catch alot of fliers on this…"
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Side Profile Flier.......Open Mouth

Good perspective of the mouth.....larger than a bluegill's and smaller than a Crappie////
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Side Profile Flier.....10/19/2019

"How does the Mouth size on a Flier compare to a Bluegill?"
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Also Had (20) Solid Fliers At The Party........

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Also Had (20) Solid Fliers At The Party........

"that is a solid looking fish ,you're right!"
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"Great Fall weather ahead of the approaching Tropical Storm.....over 100 tidal crappie and several other sunfish species.......Alot of fun!"
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"Large Shiner on a 1/4 oz. Squirrel Tail Jig took this nice Bass along  a Rock Ledge ."
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