Aug 11, 2011

Add Attitude Like That

One of the most beautiful fish is the smallmouth bass. Every time I catch one, I wish there was enough time to study it...learn all it's secrets. I'd like to talk to them and see what they see.


So many varieties and it's easy to miss the details - most don't look close enough. Sometimes they're kinda green, others are pure bronze. They always have bars on their cheeks, but body stripes come and go. Eye colors vary from black to red to yellow. If given the chance, please take a close look. What I love best is their fight, even the little twelve incher above can do this to my 8wt....


Add attitude like that, the smallmouth's beauty is unmatched.

11 comments:

  1. From a beauty perspective, my favorite fish is the Brook Trout. Cliche, perhaps, but it is what it is. That said, the Smallmouth attitude is a joy. Love those deep bends in the rod.

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  2. Hi,
    I've visited a few times...I'm going to subscribe. I like a variety of species...I agree smallmouths have alot to offer...the culture surrounding them is cool too

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  3. Smallmouths are all attitude. Pound for pound, the fightingest fish in fresh water. Ya just gotta love 'em.

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  4. Smallmouths are my favorite by far... I just need to remember how to catch one. It's been a while. I do know how to miss a strike though. That I have mastered.

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  5. @Stevie Z: to each his own

    @H-bone: welcome aboard, come on back any time.

    @Mike & Jay: I thought you two would agree

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  6. Catching small smallmouths in the river is more fun than anyone should be allowed to have! Fun little fish that always put up a great fight, especially on ultralight gear.

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  7. I don't know anything about small mouth other than what I read. But I don't think they talk Clif. However, I think I can hook you up with a brown trout named Rodney...

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  8. @Cory: I've been having lots of fun because I have the added challenge of knowing not much about river fish

    @Cosifher: Don't start that again....ugh

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  9. Hi Clif, I don't often get a chance to fish good water for Smallies', but when I do, I have had a blast. They sure have some set of shoulders on them. Great fighting fish for sure!

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  10. Never have caught on on a fly rod. The bend in that rod is awesome. Seems we share a few sentiments on smallies.

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  11. Have to agree. Smallmouth and redeye rock, pound for pound, are about the strongest fight in freshwater. Per pound, I'd put them up against some of the great inshore saltwater fighters - small sharks, croaker/redfish, and summer flounder in cool waters.

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