Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Crazy Summer Days

It has been a wild ride this year. We opened a new shop, drove out west to pick up a boat, bought a house, and we are now in full swing with guiding. All of our smallmouth systems has been fishing amazing. Topwater has been great all day, and sight fishing with crayfish and smaller baitfish flies is also very productive.

Pictures from the river:

Friday, August 5, 2016

Summer Smallmouth

Smallmouth fishing has been picking back up after the most recent rainstorm. We were approaching an alarming level of low water on all the creeks and rivers in south east pa. To quote my buddy Andy "we needed the reset button pushed." Once that happened the fish really became active, eating poppers with aggression, chasing streamers from afar. On top of that, the White Flies have started in great numbers. Over the past week or so the hatch has become prolific. Neil and I spent the evening on the Susquehanna last night and some of the pictures below were the bounty of the night. Popping Boogle Bugs until we started to pattern fish rising to white flies. We are not out of the woods just yet, but these fisheries have made a tremendous recovery, the fish are happy and hungry.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Smallmouth Fishing

As most of you know, my true passion is smallmouth. I just love the idea of floating down the river with little pressure and throwing bugs at the banks waiting for a bass, large or small to come out and crush a fly. These fish have an amazing story to tell, I just hope one day Ill know enough to tell it the right way. Fly fishing for smallmouth bass in Pennsylvania is one of the last wild things we have. It is time for you all to get out into the wild and away from the city lights.