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Smallmouth Bass

Annual Rite of Passage

Longtime customer and friend, Jeff, started taking his nephew, Grant, fly fishing with me a couple of years ago a couple of weeks before school starts each year. Grant is now a sophomore at Michigan State University where classes begin soon so today was his...

Therapeutic

RiverQuest Captain Don Graham and I finally were able to find time to hit the water for some smallmouth bass fly rodding. Great fishing this morning with the bass busting top water poppers and Don's creative streamer ties underneath—hot off his fly tying bench.  Truly,...

Family Reunion

Here's a thought: gather all the kids and their spouses from sundry parts of the country at the family cottage; celebrate the Fourth of July; and, then, take them fly fishing!  Great move, Pat, who here poses with daughter Stephanie with one of her first...

Looking Up

Boy, how we love it when the smallmouth bass are looking up for a snack!  Todd and David tossed poppers on the Muskegon today, and the smallies munched away.  Just a delightful day on the water: eagles, osprey, turkeys, deer, willing smallmouth, and great company. ...

Making Memories

Three generations in the boat today: Dick, the grandpa; Matt, the dad, and Eliot, the 12 year old son and grandson—each learning to fly cast for the first time and boating some willing smallmouth bass that rewarded lessons learned.  Though intermittent drizzle marked the morning,...

Love Those Smallies!

So, so good to get back in the boat to chase smallmouth bass with best fishing bud, RiverQuest guide Don Graham.  Despite less than ideal weather—cold front with winds up to 25 mph—the smallies wanted to play, as did a couple of pike.  As one...

High & Low

From far upstream to far downstream smallmouth bass fishing is pretty consistence. Surface streamers and poppers are the name of the game if delivered by good casts near likely structures. Day to day feeding activity seems to go in shifts–the bass just seem to go...