By Joe | May 15, 2018 at 05:05 PM EDT | No Comments
The smallmouth bite is on! Finally had a brief moment to fish local water with two friends, Bill and John Thayer this last Saturday. At first, it was a slow start in the late afternoon but I finally manage to remove the skunk from the boat with a nice 16-incher to start the season off. As the day wore on, the fishing only got better. Quite a bit of flooding going on right now but the water color is good. Didn't really need a fast sinking line either as we caught bass with either floating or short, 6' sinktip fly lines. They certainly were not picky or selective on fly color either, but we stuck with black and did well (chartreuse also fished well). For now, I'd say stick to the inside water if you can and wait for the main stem to slow down a bit. Temps are well into the upper 50's, so fishing conditions will only improve from here to end of June. We saw plenty of nice bass from 15 to 19 inches and a few dinks too but overall good fishing!
Hope you make it out for some excellent smallie fly fishing and don't forget your poppers!