Caught a dozen smallmouth on a 1/8 jig head & 2 1/2 in powebait minnow , all between 9 to 14 in. Plus several rock bass . Maybe sign of a better year !
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This year (2017) has been really slow. I have waded the creek around 20 times with only moderate success, 2016 was twice as good. Even the pesky rock bass are hard to come by. Of course it could be I'm a lousy fisherman, but it seems to be an off year.
Sugar Creek is the best smallmouth water I have ever seen. I am 66 and grew up on the creek. Fishing has never been better. Please do not go there unless you are strict catch and release.