Friday, July 19, 2013

Guide's Day Off - Hot Weather and Smallmouth Bass

My friend Ethan Nickel of Ethan Nickel Outfitters,and I both had a day off from guiding; so what do we choose to do? Well go fishing of course.....

Since we are typically out guiding for trout or steelhead, we did choose to do something out of the norm for what we have been doing lately......We both met late in the morning, to avoid an early wake up, and we wanted to relax and have some fun out there.

Here are some pics from the day of fishing:
We caught lots and lots of cookie cutters like this
A sparse Clouser Minnow like this was the most productive fly on this outing.
When they get this big or larger, they really put your five or six weight rod to the test.
Rubber legged nymph patterns dead drifted to sighted fish worked very well out there in some spots.
The Orange Vitamin-D fly was the best nymph we fished with on this day for the smallies.
Smallmouth are a some serious strong muscle packed fish to tango with on your fly rod.
A nice little deeper green pocket within a patch of shallow rocky faster whitewater yielded this smallmouth.
The Clouser Minnow is a great searching pattern for smallmouth bass.

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