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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
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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 June 28, 2014 at 6:42am

I'll report back here Richard .In the meantime here are some pics and accounts of last year : http://bigbluegill.com/photo/albums/delaware-river-8-8-8-9-2013

Have a great trip Richard ,anxious to hear your account .! What campground ? We are staying again at Skinners Falls ,we will go up to Calicoon and fish from canoes back to  the campground .We will do a jaunt down to ten mile river the 2nd day .We may try to drive out to some Trout waters at some point .

Comment by Richard Allen Rupp on June 28, 2014 at 5:02am
John, I am fishing the Big D 1-2 weeks after you... I will be up near Calicoon where it is almost trout friendly.

Let me know how things work for you please! I would love to do better this year.
Comment by John Sheehan on June 27, 2014 at 11:43am

What is a trick worm?Never used it . I will be reporting ,in time, on a Smallie Delaware River trip planned for the third week of July .Did it last year and fished twice ,camped over night .The four of us  did good . We are camping two nights this time ! Excited!

Comment by John Sheehan on June 27, 2014 at 11:41am

Pretty fish Jason !

Comment by Jason Preslar on May 14, 2014 at 6:12am

It hit a junebug colored trick worm.

Comment by Jason Preslar on May 14, 2014 at 6:12am

This is the only one I got yesterday evening while wading for a couple hours.

Comment by Jason Preslar on April 29, 2014 at 5:04pm

Caught my first 3 smallies of the year Saturday evening after work. Water's still chilly on the legs and mid section to say the least. Caught a nice 15"+-....caught all 3 fish on plastic lizards. No pics this time. Getting my new phone this week so more pics are sure to come!

Comment by John Sheehan on April 26, 2014 at 2:29pm

Welcome Brent ,hoping to do some more Smallie /river fishing this year and have reports .Look forward to some from you

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Comment by John Sheehan on September 18, 2013 at 8:26am

Caught a few dink Smallies on a 64th oz. black rabbit fur jig tipped with a piece of crawler in the Ramapo last week .Still want to hook one on the flyrod .Here are a few pics from the Wanaque and the Ramapo River outing with my brother.

Comment by John Sheehan on September 16, 2013 at 11:04am

Congratulations on the great fish!

 

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