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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 August 19, 2012 at 7:49am

Art, like how sweetly I put that last line !Not quite the words I used yesterday when we were on the river and I commented about some garbage .LOL! I've been picking up line where we fished and I'm just gonna have to bring a garbage bag and clean up the river a little next time .Some guys on here have advocated that and I think its a good idea for me to follow in their footsteps .

Comment by John Sheehan on August 19, 2012 at 7:30am

Actually its a Crickhopper!

Comment by John Sheehan on August 19, 2012 at 7:27am

 

 Yesterday Art Cole and myself fished 4 hours on the Ramapo River in NENJ.Starting in Oakland and ending North of there in Mahwah we ended up with Four Smallmouths, endless Red Breasted Sunfish, a  Chub that hit a Beetle spin and went 15 inches and several dink Largemouths. We fished Three seperate sections of the river which is very low right now being August 2012. Art's 14" Smallie was the Biggest thrill of the day .It took a Chartruese Heddon Cricket .Art also got another smallie on that lure that went about 10".The other Smallies were caught on Beetle spins and Hildebrandt 'flickers'.Plain Jigs have produced in the past but not this time .Chartruese or brownish  trailors and spinners after a night rain was the way to go along with the Chartruese Heddon cricket crankbait.

 

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Chunky 14" Bass took Squirrel Tail Jig/Live Shiner

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Crankbait Trolled 4#,6oz.

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Spinner Rig /Live Bait 4#6 oz

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