One last morning
We're leaving for Wyoming on Friday.
That means I won't see the river for a few weeks.
By the time we get back, it'll be in its Summer space.
Low, warm water. High grasses. Maybe some hibiscus.
I wanted to get out in it one last morning before we left.
The water's still high and muddy.
The bass seem to be settled below rapids or along the shallow water along the banks.
This one inhaled my slider and immediately took flight.
He was in only a foot of water, right along the bank.
He fought hard down stream.
Jumped a few more times and after a long fight, I finally landed him.
My personal best smallmouth bass - 21",
I was lucky enough to have a good friend along to snap some photos.
This river has some beautiful water and some beautiful fish.
Get out and enjoy it.
12/11/2017 06:34:29 pm
Lovely big smallmouth. 21" is really a trophy and they just are not that common. Is that the Marietta RR trestle way down river over your right shoulder? I put in at the Marietta launch sometimes but have never had the courage to run up river like I see some guys do. I'd rather just put in at the crappy launch near Race Road and either motor down river or fish around Haldeman Island.
12/11/2017 07:32:38 pm
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