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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, 2019

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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 August 7, 2015 at 10:23am

This rig has caught 6 species in the river ; Smallmouth , RBS ,BG LM, Cr, Walleye

Comment by John Sheehan on July 28, 2015 at 6:25am
Comment by John Sheehan on July 25, 2015 at 8:01am

Comment by John Sheehan on July 25, 2015 at 7:01am

Some more smallies coming outta this hole . Black and Brown are the colors working . Plastic Hellgrammites and Stoneflies, Keitech 'EASY SHINERS' ,2"and flicker style spinners are catching them .

Comment by John Sheehan on July 15, 2015 at 6:04am

Shot of a Smallie home from the top of the steep bank.

Comment by John Sheehan on July 15, 2015 at 6:03am

1st Fly Rod Smallie July 2015

Comment by John Sheehan on March 25, 2015 at 2:00pm

I LIKE THE EYES BY THE HOOK!

Comment by John Ratliff on March 25, 2015 at 1:01pm

Here is the other one.

Comment by John Ratliff on March 25, 2015 at 1:00pm

I live near an abandon gravel pit.  Some part of this thing is 60ft deep but about 2/3 of it less than 10-12 ft deep and it is full of small mouth bass.  None of any size but when I want to take a new guy fishing this where we go.  I have make a bug just for this pond and the smallies eat it up.  This thing is tyied on a #6 hook and I have know idea what to call it but it works. I will try to load a pix of this thing.

Comment by John Sheehan on August 26, 2014 at 9:13am
 

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