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Stream Stalker

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



Good to hear the smallie action is hot for you Jonn. Is that lure in the last picture a Megabass product?

Posted by esox_lucius on August 07

No, that popper is made by Live Target.  It is a good one.

Posted by stream stalker on August 07

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