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Snow Day Smallie
« on: March 08, 2018, 11:22:52 AM »
Not much but it was better than shoveling snow and sitting around waiting for warm weather. Went out for some eyes but the smallies were cooperating for some reason. I think they were feeding on minnows getting pulled out of the brush piles as the water receded. A fella who was on he spot when I got there said he had hit a few on silver and smoke colored plastics. I not having either tried some things then on a whim tied on a 1/8th oz road runner jig and put on a clear chartreuse power bait grub and was rewarded with one nice smallmouth. Two pics of the same fish. Going to try again today.
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Snow Day Smallie
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 12:15:06 PM »
Smallies love the snow!!   8)  ;)  :)

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2018, 06:45:10 PM »
Those chartruse twisters are money in the spring for smallies. They have been one of my go too's for over 30 years

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 06:52:18 AM »
Nice!!!!
ON MY INDIAN RUG,AND A PIPE TO SHARE!!!

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 09:12:25 PM »
I got the fever, boat's coming out this weekend. Three weeks without fishin is about all I can take!

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 07:46:56 AM »
I have mine staged but need to get a few nice days to make some updates and repairs. Got started late in February then winter decided to come back so its just been sitting there waiting.
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 08:26:33 AM »
I went back to the well for 5 more yesterday. These were enticed by adding a tiny bait to my jigs. I tried 4 locations but except for a few misses this was to only spot that produced. Probably trying for some cats this afternoon.
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 09:15:58 AM »
Nice fish.  It's going to have to warm up some for me.
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 09:21:42 AM »
I know in the past, if I remember correctly. Bill has said you basically just let the bait sit on the bottom, with very little movement. if you feel a tap tap tap, then you know, something is interested in the bait. Is that what you are experiencing? Or are the water temps to the point they are chasing moving(swimming) baits at this point? Im a bit behind, but im getting my liscense for the year this week. If I counted correctly combined, you and Dry are about 20 smallies in the last week together.

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 11:50:30 AM »
Well I'm getting smallies but was fishing for walleyes. I'm always happy to catch anything and a smallie is always welcome. I adjust according to water temps, clarity and what the fish are responding to. I always fish to the aggressive fish and will grab the biters and move on after it slows down, I don't have a lot of patience. What I was doing yesterday was casting out and letting my jig settle to the bottom of about 6 fow and then just slowly hopping it 6 inches to a foot at a time with a short pause between hops. It got a little tougher after I had been there a while cause the wind picked up and was bowing my line pretty bad. At any rate the fish were picking up the bait on the pauses. sometimes you would feel them pick it other times they would just be on it when you went to the next hop. Warmer clearer water and I would up the speed and distance some. Again, adjusting to what is getting the bite reflex going. Now if the walleyes would just smarten up and get on board.
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #10 on: March 10, 2018, 12:13:36 PM »
Awesome FM. thanks again.

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2018, 07:28:20 PM »
Yeah, thanks guys.  I'm heading out tomorrow to see if we can catch any.  I'm going to try some plastics and also jerk baits to see if we can catch anything. 

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2018, 01:02:37 PM »
Welcome to the ice box. Fishing on some stretches of the NB is still looking pretty icy but even with the ice and the wind blowing down through the valley I managed one, plus a funny one that I missed. I was fishing in water with a cobble and mud bottom, plus there was a variety of wood debris mixed in too. After hooking a half dozen roots and branch fragments I let my guard down and was dragging in another chunk of wood that looked just like a nice smallie. lol you can guess the rest, by time my brain kicked in the fish had had enough of me and dropped the bait and bolted back to the safety of the depths. So, I could of had two but settled for one in the ice box.
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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2018, 07:39:15 PM »
That's nuts the amount of ice you guys still have! I took a walk this weekend by the river, to scout for this upcoming weekend. The only thing on the shore, was debris from the high water. But our lady deposited a picnic table in a good spot, along her shores.

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2018, 08:09:37 AM »
That's nuts the amount of ice you guys still have! I took a walk this weekend by the river, to scout for this upcoming weekend. The only thing on the shore, was debris from the high water. But our lady deposited a picnic table in a good spot, along her shores.

Hey I saw the picnic table too.  Did you spot the underwear.  haha  It was really fast there this past weekend. 

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Re: Snow Day Smallie
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