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Started by jim cosgrove. Last reply by John Sheehan Nov 20, 2018.

FAVORITE RIGS AND SETUP FOR SMALLIES 12 Replies

Share your favorite riggings and how you you utilize them to target the Small mouth.Continue

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by John Sheehan May 15, 2016.

Rivers for Smallies 11 Replies

Let's discuss how to succeed finding hooking and landing Smallies that live in rivers !…Continue

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Comment by Mark Sleeper on September 15, 2019 at 8:05am

Thanks John for the pic,

Comment by John Sheehan on September 15, 2019 at 7:22am

Mark-Here's Greg's beaded Nymph .Reddish Brown Chenille ,small bead and looks like sparse Buck Tail .

Comment by John Sheehan on September 15, 2019 at 6:41am

Allen -the water has been low there but one chute is open releasing cooler oxygenated water from the lake .

Comment by John Sheehan on September 15, 2019 at 6:38am

Mark-The Flyrod is a homemade a friend   gave me. It's a 2 piece  8' made from a Fenwick High Modulus Graphite Blank.I've had it since perhaps the earl 90's.Using it on small streams and Bluegill Popping from shore on lakes.It's paired with a Cabelas GR 5/6 weight reel.

Comment by John Sheehan on September 15, 2019 at 6:31am

This one has been hot in early September Allen ,that's for sure!

Comment by Allen Morgan on September 15, 2019 at 4:37am

Tailraces are good fishing!  Depending on how the water is released, the temperature of that water is more stable than in a stream, so fish use tailraces as a thermal refuge.  Also, the bubbling from water mixing provides aeration, and better dissolved oxygen content.

Comment by John Sheehan on September 15, 2019 at 4:35am

Striped Bass and Salmon ! That's great Mark! Ill get back to you on the reel /Rod makes.

Comment by Mark Sleeper on September 14, 2019 at 11:36am

Hi John what is the rod and reel set up in the pic is that Cortland peach 444

Comment by Mark Sleeper on September 14, 2019 at 7:00am

Hi John I have caught large mouth, small mouth red brested sunfish . there is trout and also striped  bass and atlantic salmon ,lamprey eel, reg eels I see a guy pulling traps for eels he showed me a wire trap1/2 full and said this is why I don't swim in the river.the shad and alewives Striped bass and the atlantic salmon are below the dam in topsham, but they can get up the fish way.the state relocates alewives and some other fish due to dams up river

Comment by John Sheehan on September 14, 2019 at 6:34am

How many species have you seen ,Mark? This tail race section I fish has the most species in any one spot I've fished .It's Amazing! I gotta find more tail races .They really turn on late Summer !

 

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