Hit a couple hundred yards of east branch this morning. Green and brown bass were very active, which has been pretty consistently the case all summer. Bagged around ten in under three hours with plenty of missed chances.
Are you fishing from shore or wading?
Where's a good place to park and walk in at? I'm not looking for your honey holes...just trying to get familiar with this stretch of the river.
FYI: I only catch and release
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I didn’t realize there was so much kayak traffic on the dupe on weekends, I normally fish on week days. Didn’t affect the fishing though.
Yeah the eel grass is brutal. Another reason the topwater is effective. It avoids all but the stuff that's right under the surface.
86° - 90° F
Hit my usual stretch today, ended up with 14 total. Mostly average 12-14”. And one slab largemouth. All on a number 3 mepps again. Getting tough to fish it with all the eel grass though. Saw a few monster smallies in a couple spots but they weren’t interested in the mepps. Looks like I should have tried some top water today.
Above 80° F
86° - 90° F
Not gonna switch until the fish tell me to. They're blasting topwater all over the river right now. Multiple fish hit the lure more than once until hooked. I had a couple chase the lure coming in so hot it looked they were going to come right up on shore after the lure if I lifted it out. I only hit one stretch this morning. Just climbed in and kept wading downstream. S curves with rock/gravel bars were loaded with smallmouth and I stopped to fish these places thoroughly.