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 Post subject: New River Smallmouth
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 7:31 pm 
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Folks, if y'all want to catch a smallmouth or two I suggest you head to the New River. Tim and I fished it again on Sunday. Fished the confluence down to 93 bridge. Fishing started off real slow but then picked up around 12 and it was pretty much game on from there on out. There was another lull right before the thunder shower showed up. Floated the confluence down to the 93 bridge. Water was a bit stained, North Fork had about 4 foot visibility and the New looked like it did two weeks ago when the folks from CFFC floated it on Sat.

We didn't catch the numbers that we have been catching , maybe because of the stained water, but the fish we caught we mostly quality fish. Caught 16's, 17's, 18's and one that may have pushed the 20 inch mark! We did catch a few smaller fish and a couple of 10" fish as well. We also caught the biggest Redeye I think I have ever seen
.....probably a pound of fish or better! JT, we would have taken a pic if not for the rain.

I wish I could get back up there next weekend but I have to be in Albany, Ga. for a 5 year old's birthday party.

You can bet I'll be on the river as much as I can be after that until the weather says it's time to start trout fishing again.

Iffin y'all think I'm blowin' smoke you can ask Jack/Peddler. I rowed him down the river two
weeks ago and he even caught fish.....eh Jack! The day Jack and I floated, Tim/mudpuppy had 25 or more before we had hit the half way point of the float! Caught most of em on top too!

See ya on da river,

Ralph ;) :D

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 Post subject: Re: New River Smallmouth
PostPosted: Mon Aug 15, 2016 8:53 pm 
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Thanks for the report Ralph


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 Post subject: Re: New River Smallmouth
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:48 pm 
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Grand report Ralph!

Who is this Peddler you speak of?

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 Post subject: Re: New River Smallmouth
PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:07 pm 
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I would not use Peddles as a witness...... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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