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 Post subject: Smith river today
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 3:38 pm 
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Here is a few of the better fish

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 Post subject: Re: Smith river today
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:44 pm 
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No sly hiding your fly offerings from this crowd of fish-hungry, rod tip nervous, fly flingers?

Thanks for your post. Glad you got out...
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 Post subject: Re: Smith river today
PostPosted: Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:45 pm 
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Very nice Peewee....looks like the Smith is on the upswing! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Smith river today
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:30 am 
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Pretty damn nice, Peewee.
Those fish look awfully thick for the Smith. Is the quality of fish improving there ?

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 Post subject: Re: Smith river today
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 12:34 pm 
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Looks like the meat you have been tying are working nicely!!

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 Post subject: Re: Smith river today
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:44 pm 
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JT, The Smith is really 2 rivers in 1. The upper river starts at the Philpott dam and ends at the Martinsville dam. The lower river start at the base of the Martinsville dam and holds trout for about 8 miles down. Peewee and Dean are the KINGS of the lower river. I refer to that part as Peewee's and Dean's private water. Up until a few years ago nobody hardly fished it.. It has gotten a bunch of publicity lately and has gotten more crowded. This is probably the only board I would even mention it on. The upper river has too many fish in it for the amount of food, which is why the slot limit was put in place. I will more or less quote the biologist as well as I remember his words. The upper river has 100 trout for every minnow while the lower river has 100 minnows for every fish. You have to have unbelievable patience to fish where Peewee and Dean fish. They have it and I don't! The slot limit (10 to 24 inches released) that was put in place a couple of years ago over the whole Smith (but was really to try to get the upper Smith in balance)was put in place to get people to throw back the ones that were big enough to eat small minnows and crawfish, and keep the ones that were clogging up the food chain underneath that size. The upper river from the Bassett library to the Philpott dam has way too many fish for the amount of food. People were keeping the ones they should have thrown back and throwing the ones back they should have kept. The biologist thinks we should get a couple of inches in average size over the next year or so if people will throw the ones back they are supposed to throw back and keep the ones they are supposed to keep. Peewee, I didn't mean to hijack your thread, but you are the KING! 8-)


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 Post subject: Re: Smith river today
PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:14 pm 
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Put your new St. Croix through test I see. Great pics and really nice fish Peewee!

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 Post subject: Re: Smith river today
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yea #3 the 10' St Croix is the berries. Looking forward to hitting the smallie water real soon so I can turn the rocket loose. Come join us real soon. Be safe

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 Post subject: Re: Smith river today
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Grand fish fer sure!
One of these years I'm gonna have to make the drive up there to VA...

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