Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Summer of the Smallies!

Seems I can't escape smallmouth right now- but no complaints! I floated Dog Friends Buck Juhasz and his wife, Barb, down Ohio's Stillwater River a couple days ago. Air temps in the mid-90's kept the fish slow during the day, but the action heated up towards dark. Buck got a lot of grabs on a frog popper he was throwing. Here he holds a good fish that crushed the popper as it floated through a deep pocket.

The Stillwater is one of western Ohio's top smallmouth streams. It flows through a an area that is largely agricultural and nutrient runoff is suspected as causing a lot of grass beds to grow in the river that had not been there previously. The bass fishing doesn't seem to have been affected.

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