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Jonn
JONN
GRAHAM

Stream Stalker

River Bassin’ Still Strong

Tue, August 12, 2014

Wrapped up my weekday guiding season for this summer.  I will now be guiding on weekends only.  Fishing has been good.  Plenty of smallies and a few good ones as well including this 18 incher caught yesterday by Frank Briggs:

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The topwater bite continues to be good…....even during the mid -day.  Another topwater fish by Frank:

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We have even had some big fish pop up that are not real common on the river.  Dave caught these with the fly rod:

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Clients and I have been having a great time.  I still have many weekend dates open in Sept.

CAMP Smallmouth River Guide Service 309-399-7055


AS ALWAYS…..........HAIL TO THE SMALLIE

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Topwater is Tops

Wed, August 06, 2014

The great smallie bite continues.  My last two guide trips have been a blast for me and my clients.  Many smallies falling for the buzzbait and the popper…...it has truly been an amazing bite.  We are catching smallies in very clear, shallow water.  Normally at this time of the year the fish are stacked up in the remaining deep water holes.  Not so this year…..at least yet.  They are inhabiting spots that have current and have water willow growing on the bank.  Clients are catching about 25-30 smallmouth per trip with 90 percent on topwaters.  Sure makes guiding a lot of fun when you sit back and tell the anglers where to target and they catch fish.  Been taking a lot of fish off the hook lately….....which is great.  Here are a couple of pics:

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I have four guided fly fishing trips upcoming…..........really excited about these trips.  If the topwater bite continues, the fly guys should mop up.  Presently, I no longer have any weekday openings as I head back to school on the 18th.  I do have many weekend openings…...especially in September.

CAMP Smallmouth River Guide Service   309-399-7055

AS ALWAYS….....HAIL TO THE SMALLIE

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Stream Smallmouth Action Still Hot!

Sat, August 02, 2014

Rivers right now are on fire for smallies.  Had a trip yesterday with Debbie Compton.  She landed 24 with almost all of them coming on topwaters…....can’t ask for much more.  She even got three nice sized smallies and a nice largemouth as well:

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Got three trips in the next week…..........cannot wait to get back on the river.

CAMP Smallmouth River Guiding Service   309-399-7055

AS ALWAYS…........HAIL TO THE SMALLIE

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