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A nice afternoon of smallmouth fishing

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I was fairly busy this morning with work around the house and office. But the day was too nice to let slip by so I convinced Jenn to come for a canoe ride with me while I fished. It was a replay of the outing before with two bass about this size (17 inches) and one more in the 15 inch range. I also caught the world's smallest smallmouth to round things off. It was the size of a small Rapala. Not bad for less than an hour of fishing time. Again, they were taking black beadhead woolly buggers fished...

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A big bass day....

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I had some free  time this afternoon, so I took the inflatable pontoon boat to a lake I hadn't fished since winter. Usually, this is where we catch our lake trout through the ice. This time I was looking for smallmouh bass. I caught four  in less than an hour and kept these two. All fish caught were more than two pounds. The bottom fish was 19 inches and weighed 4 pounds according to a good scale. The top fish was 18 and I guessed it to be 3 pounds. Both were caught on black woolly buggers with sinking line...

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My favourite moments on the water

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....always look like this these days. There is something about working hard for the fish you catch that makes angling seem even more worthwhile. Trolling from spot to spot, fishing the water with long casts and deep retrieves and feeling the hook up from a perch on an unobtrusive platform in the middle of a quiet lake, all these things add to the experience and make these summer days even more memorable.    

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Here's a little video about fly fishing for smallies.

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