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A Smallmouth fisherman's Delight
« on: May 29, 2020, 07:47:46 PM »
"Fishing thumb"  ;)  :)  :)  :)  :)  8)



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A Smallmouth fisherman's Delight
« on: May 29, 2020, 07:47:46 PM »

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Re: A Smallmouth fisherman's Delight
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2020, 09:04:36 PM »
That must mean you are on them!! Numbers  :)
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Re: A Smallmouth fisherman's Delight
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2020, 10:03:23 AM »
That must mean you are on them!! Numbers  :)
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We were treated to a real fireworks display when those storms came through central PA last night.
Earlier in the day I fished one of the local tribs which had risen over a foot due to thunderstorms the night before farther upstream. I hit a bonanza in a hole that a few days earlier I had caught nothing. Go figure.

Lip landed (thus the fishing thumb) 16 smallmouth between 1.5 and 3.75 lbs. using the small river darter that Al Winco made.





Several of the larger smallies had not spawned even yet.

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Re: A Smallmouth fisherman's Delight
« Reply #3 on: May 31, 2020, 08:44:24 AM »
 Always the sign of a good day.... ;D.  With the cooler temps this spring I think a lot of the spawn has been delayed.

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Re: A Smallmouth fisherman's Delight
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2020, 12:56:31 PM »
We were treated to a real fireworks display when those storms came through central PA last night.
Earlier in the day I fished one of the local tribs which had risen over a foot due to thunderstorms the night before farther upstream. I hit a bonanza in a hole that a few days earlier I had caught nothing. Go figure.

Lip landed (thus the fishing thumb) 16 smallmouth between 1.5 and 3.75 lbs. using the small river darter that Al Winco made.





Several of the larger smallies had not spawned even yet.

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Hey Bill,
Might be another lure for me to check out. Is that nose hooked with split shot?
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Re: A Smallmouth fisherman's Delight
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2020, 01:58:58 PM »
Hey Bill,
Might be another lure for me to check out. Is that nose hooked with split shot?
Phil

Solid Body River Darter available in 3.75 and 4.75 inch sizes ( I use the smaller one on creeks and the larger one in the river).

Nose hooked with a wacky worm hook of your choice. Just let it sink with a little twitch now and then.

I use a small split shot about 6-8 inches above the hook (Al Winco would call that blasphemy)... in my opinion it helps it sink a little faster in moving water. If you throw it around lilly pads or shoreline weeds at the lake you probably wouldn't need the split shot.

When they're feeding on minnows...it works very well.

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Re: A Smallmouth fisherman's Delight
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2020, 01:58:58 PM »

 

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