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#801350 - 06/29/08 03:11 PM River smallies question
Buckblaster
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Heres the sichyation \:\)

Moderatley clear water, fairly warm, bottom is rock with mud here and there. depth 1 to 5 feet.

What can I catch these boogers on? Im more of a lake largemouth person. I decided to venture on he other side of a power house and found a wad of them after trout fishing down the river. The would follow a 1/8 white rooster tail. I gotta know how to catch them but dont have a clue. Saw a couple in 3-4 pound range. most + - a pound.
What could i catch them on?


Edited by Buckblaster (06/29/08 03:12 PM)
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#801363 - 06/29/08 03:36 PM Re: River smallies question [Re: Buckblaster]
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#801426 - 06/29/08 05:06 PM Re: River smallies question [Re: paincave_2000]
go_okfishin
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If you really want to catch them. 6 lb test #1 or 2 circle hook w/ a creek minnow. no weight. Crawdads are good too.

4" watermelon red zoom lizard on a 1/16th oz. slider head.
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#801456 - 06/29/08 05:36 PM Re: River smallies question [Re: go_okfishin]
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And if you really want to catch them go wrestle up some spring lizards or some helgramites. Crawfish dive to the bottom and et under rocks, minnows work fine, but nothing compared to spring lizards. JMO
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#801483 - 06/29/08 06:10 PM Re: River smallies question [Re: captain hook]
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Lizard! 4" with a small weight,I'd use some kinda brown
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#801639 - 06/29/08 08:35 PM Re: River smallies question [Re: CopperHead77]
Buckblaster
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thanks, live bait isnt really an option.
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#801700 - 06/29/08 08:58 PM Re: River smallies question [Re: Buckblaster]
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Flukes, 4" ringworm either t rigged or split shot, 3-4 inch grubs or 3-4 inch craws on a slider head. I like watermelon or watermelon/red for colors. Also dont forget top water!
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#801833 - 06/29/08 09:45 PM Re: River smallies question [Re: Kimberman]
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Those Rebel tiny crawdad crankbait like things work real well.
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#802190 - 06/30/08 07:42 AM Re: River smallies question [Re: smstone22]
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Small soft plastics . Tubes , lizards , craws, etc.
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#802193 - 06/30/08 07:43 AM Re: River smallies question [Re: smstone22]
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I got this tactic from the New Brunswick smallmouth champion. Find some straight, 4" worms in a variety of colors. Put a 1/16 to 1/8 ounce splitshot about a foot to two feet above the worm. It can be deadly.

I think you may also find sliders work well. And of course, whirly-bees in chart. black and white.

But above all else, remember, if you can see them, they have seen you. You have to be sneaky.
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