January Smallies- TR

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January Smallies- TR

Post by V Wake » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:32 pm


Rivers have been high, clouds low, and the weather has basically sucked, but one of the good things about East TN is that you can always find something to fish regardless of the conditions. I made it a point to get the hell out of the house yesterday in spite of the high winds and freezing temps. Having tied warm water bugs for two days in thoughts of spring I found myself twitching at the thought of smallies, so I called my best bud, made the plan, and immediately threw my new ties in a box. I was rowing my Wonderbug 45 minutes later against stiff headwinds and whitecaps as I realized that this may be my first irrational decision of 2013. I was wrong. To say the bite was good is an understatement. It was flat out perverted. Something in the cosmos had caused every species in the river to flip their shit. We had carp, shad, largemouth, suckers, and smallies chasing flies every step of the way. We started off throwing typical winter stuff subsurface, and after a while got silly with it and started fishing junk that doesn't see the water except in the warmer months. On several occasions we had multiple smallies crashing the same top water fly. In all it was just one of those days that can't be explained or replicated.
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Re: January Smallies- TR

Post by Terd Ferguson » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:39 pm

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"Save a smallmouth, eat juvenile swordfish"

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Re: January Smallies- TR

Post by Bucket » Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:52 pm

Very cool.

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Re: January Smallies- TR

Post by Bobwhite » Sat Jan 05, 2013 10:17 pm

Bucket wrote:Very cool.
Especially since every smallie for a hundred miles around (from me) is under three feet of ice...

Not to mention all the clothes gals (up this way) have to wear just to keep their nipples from exploding.

Shit... is it only early January?

I'm really fucked.
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Re: January Smallies- TR

Post by Kylemc » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:16 am

I hate Knox.
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Re: January Smallies- TR

Post by Highsticken » Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:55 am

Damn fine. Gonna be another 90 days at least till I get to lip one of them. :smile
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Re: January Smallies- TR

Post by Pedorro » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:38 am

Well, anybody that can pull anything other than Chrome out of a river this time of year is the man!
On Poppers too!
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Re: January Smallies- TR

Post by Lurgee » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:42 am

Every bit of that looked good.
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Re: January Smallies- TR

Post by nfishl » Sun Jan 06, 2013 8:57 am

Bobwhite wrote:Shit... is it only early January?

I'm really fucked.
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Re: January Smallies- TR

Post by InTheDrift » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:14 am

This is a joke. A very mean joke played on those of us north of the Mason Dixon. Very cool stuff man. :cool

Did you happen to get a water temp on the day?

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Re: January Smallies- TR

Post by V Wake » Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:23 am

Water temps vary on this stream due to some underground springs that feed it. The upper end is warmest at around 61-63 and down low it was around 57.

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