Published Jul 18. 2007 - 12 years ago
Updated or edited Aug 8. 2015

Recent smallmouth bass encounters

Some photos to show from a solo trip last weekend. These smallmouth bass were caught on poppers or nymphs. Smallmouth bass is an introduced species in Western Canada and has established populations in certain lakes where fishing can be quite good. Enjoy!

DistantStreams's picture

Amazing......

Amazing how many different angles you can get with the same fish... :D

Great pictures Rodney. When are you coming back over here?

Ripley

They fight a hell of a lot...

They fight a hell of a lot harder than their size. Don't they, Rodney. How did you fish the nymphs?

Rodney's picture

Re: Amazing......

Amazing how many different angles you can get with the same fish... :D

n my boat with a video camera so I could simply flip the screen around, and take photos in between video clips that way. It's quite exciting when there is a bit of chop on the water too. :D

Great pictures Rodney. When are you coming back over here?

Rodney's picture

They fight a hell of a lot...

They fight a hell of a lot harder than their size. Don't they, Rodney. How did you fish the nymphs?

ypical target fish here are salmon, steelhead and trout, so it's refreshing to fish for smallmouth bass for a few days a year. I find that their takes usually feel more like a pause or slow drag. A lot of times I mistakened them as weed or bottom. Once the hook is set, the fight is definitely very exciting. With nymphs, I just fish with wooly buggers (brown, black, size 8) by letting a intermediate sink tip to get the fly down to where they are. Most of these fish (the bigger ones anyways) are now sitting in 30 to 40 feet of water. There are also some very nice cutthroat trout in this lake, but the lake is a bit warm for them now. I did manage to "by-catch" one last weekend. ;)

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