I'm thankful for biting smallmouth

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I'm thankful for biting smallmouth

Postby jmdog2003 » Dec Sun 01, 2019 8:50 am

Looks like the smallies were ready for a Thanksgiving feast too. Tied on a jig with a Goby pattern Gulp and stuffed it with bread crumbs.

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Brown bass were loving it. Very few light taps, mostly solid thumps.

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I did miss what looked like the two biggest fish of the outing due to missed hooksets. These fish actually did only slightly tap it. There was so much debris floating in the river from the high winds that I got a bit complacent if I didn't feel a good thump. Got them to the surface before they shook off. Really painful this time of year when there are outings you may only contact one or two fish.

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But good numbers on this day. Plenty of open water bass still available in 2019.
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Re: I'm thankful for biting smallmouth

Postby Aux Pleins » Dec Sun 01, 2019 9:27 am

That's a quality turkey trot along the Dupe.
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Re: I'm thankful for biting smallmouth

Postby grems » Dec Sun 01, 2019 7:18 pm

Awesome holiday outing Dog, you always manage to find some beauties.

Your success makes me regret not getting out there this weekend, all I stuffed was my face...
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Re: I'm thankful for biting smallmouth

Postby Skifish1 » Dec Mon 02, 2019 1:51 pm

Very cool Jim! I guess that's one of the few pluses for urban rivers there is some warmer water influx from pipes and plants keeps things just warm enough they are still biting.
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Re: I'm thankful for biting smallmouth

Postby SpecialEd » Dec Mon 02, 2019 3:06 pm

I need to play hooky one day and step out my backdoor to hit that river man. Nice job JM
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Re: I'm thankful for biting smallmouth

Postby mike son » Dec Tue 03, 2019 10:21 pm

Nice smallies. I'm hoping to get out there sunday, save some for the rest of us! :lol:
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Re: I'm thankful for biting smallmouth

Postby HEDDONFROG » Dec Thu 05, 2019 11:56 pm

Nice cold water outing. Good to see you're still getting them to bite
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