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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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Brown trout and my go-to fly

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Yesterday, members of the Haliburton Highlands Fly Fishing Club, of which I am a proud co-founder and current President, visited a trout farm and fly fished as a group. A trout farm like the one we visited is great fun because it allows a group to fish together, have a laugh or two and learn from each other. We went there knowing they are not wild fish. But we looked upon it as a great opportunity to teach new members and try out different techniques. Oh, and scout it out. You see, the place we visited has not been open...

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