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Re: Small stream....Big fish!!
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2018, 10:01:47 AM »
Try dragging a Zoom 4'' plastic lizard, Zoom brush hog, tube or plastic worm along the shoreline and see what happens.  Also stay back from the edge of the water, if you can see the fish they can see you.

I'll give that a shot.  I did drag it through the bed, even put a small blue gill in there. 

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« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2018, 07:23:55 PM »
Typically pond fish breed a bit earlier, due to it being a bit warmer water. From what I have heard. Also that pond is known to have largemouth Bass in it too. They may have actually guarding a nest, that eggs have been laid in. I don't remember where I heard this, may have been on this site, but after bass lay their eggs. They stop eating for several weeks, while the eggs hatch, until the fry leave the nest. Bluegills and sunfish are known to prey on the eggs and fry too. So that may be why there was really no interest in your bait selections.

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Re: Small stream....Big fish!!
« Reply #32 on: May 04, 2018, 09:58:46 AM »
Not the monster that Dry is catching but we got this on the Conodoguinet last night.  Also worked on teaching my son to fly fish. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BiVhGVPnqBG/

Alright so I can't figure out how to grab the pic off instagram, sorry.

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Re: Small stream....Big fish!!
« Reply #33 on: May 04, 2018, 11:52:40 AM »
...  Also worked on teaching my son to fly fish....

Kids and fly rods....Izaak Walton would be very happy!!  :) Great job.

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Re: Small stream....Big fish!!
« Reply #34 on: May 04, 2018, 12:33:49 PM »
Kids and fly rods....Izaak Walton would be very happy!!  :) Great job.

Bill

Thanks Bill.  I'm just learning myself so it is extra entertaining.  We did pretty well though.  I was using what I think is a clouser minnow.  Lots of bass where we were fishing, but they get fished hard and I'm not very good at catching them, the bottom is extremely jagged and snaggy.  I got 4 lures from the bottom.

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Re: Small stream....Big fish!!
« Reply #35 on: May 04, 2018, 12:56:25 PM »
...Lots of bass where we were fishing, but they get fished hard and I'm not very good at catching them, the bottom is extremely jagged and snaggy.  ...

This time of the year on small streams I like using a soft jerkbait. The smaller the better (3-4") although sometimes bigger may be better.
Hook it through the nose with a single 1/0 hook....maybe add one small split shot (maybe not... experiment)...
Let it drift with the current and give it a twitch every once in a while.

This is what I use....



But there are all types of soft jerkbaits on the market...

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Soft_Jerk_Baits/catpage-SBJERK.html

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Re: Small stream....Big fish!!
« Reply #36 on: May 04, 2018, 01:06:07 PM »
I have a few bags of those at home, I'll give it a shot. 

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Re: Small stream....Big fish!!
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2018, 12:52:19 PM »
Brewguy, the Clouser minnow is the "Go To" streamer for Susky smallies, don't forget about helgramite imitations or any larger nymph patterns, size 4-6 wooly buggers work well also.  If you're into dry fly / popper fishing you're in for a rollercoaster ride on the Susky.  Depending upon what section of river you fish there are a variety of hatches all through the summer and the ultimate "White Fly" hatch.  Even when nothing is hatching during the warmer months smallies will willingly take a dry fly or poppper.

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Re: Small stream....Big fish!!
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2018, 08:41:14 PM »
Brewguy, the Clouser minnow is the "Go To" streamer for Susky smallies, don't forget about helgramite imitations or any larger nymph patterns, size 4-6 wooly buggers work well also.  If you're into dry fly / popper fishing you're in for a rollercoaster ride on the Susky.  Depending upon what section of river you fish there are a variety of hatches all through the summer and the ultimate "White Fly" hatch.  Even when nothing is hatching during the warmer months smallies will willingly take a dry fly or poppper.
Good to hear from you Ross.
Have you been up the Big D?
Friends of mine have been there a few times since april.did well on decent Browns.
Give me a shout if you wanna make a trip.
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Re: Small stream....Big fish!!
« Reply #39 on: May 13, 2018, 12:07:15 PM »
brewguy that is awesome I have fly fishing for 40 years I love it your son will love also, especially if he would happen to catch a big smallie on the fly rod

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