With the prespawn migration of smalliies into the Little Pigeon River in full swing my wife and I decided to enjoy some of the action in between guide trips.Two days ago my trip with Greg and Charlie produced a total of forty-eight smallies. With that trip in mind we proceeded to fish that same section of the river with the hope that good numbers of fish remained in the area. We weren’t to be disappointed as the smallies hit right away. The bite wasn’t as fast and furious as it was a couple of days ago, but I am not going to complain because by the end of the trip we had landed a total of thirty-five hard fighting river smallies. The fish were running a little bit larger than they were on Friday. The majority of them were between sixteen and nineteen inches. The biggest fish of the day measured 20 3/4″, but it was a little on the thin side and tipped the scales at three pounds and eight ounces. The prespawn migration continues. I look forward to putting my clients on these fish as well as those post spawn smallies as they make their way down the Little Pigeon and back into the French Broad River in the coming weeks.

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