The river smallie bite was on fire today!!! It was only five days ago that Greg and his nephew had a great day on the water boating forty-eight smallies. I could not have imagined that he would exceed that number today as a solo angler. It was a picture perfect day weather and water wise. Light winds, a partly cloudy sky with a high around seventy. The Little Pigeon was running a tad high and was slightly stained. The water temperature was fifty-nine. We returned to the same section of the river that has been fishing extremely well over the past several days. The fish my clients have been catching recently are not on the beds and have been steadily migrating up river for quite some time. I have been waiting for the fishing to eventually slow down as some of the smallies begin to settle in to spawn. That would not be the case today. Like his trip last Friday the smallies begin to hit immediately. It was nonstop action for the next several hours and by the end of the trip Greg had caught a whopping fifty-one smallies! That is the most a single angler has caught on a trip since I began guiding. The majority of the fish were between sixteen and nineteen inches.He caught two over twenty inches. The big fish of the day was 20 1/2 in. long and weighed four pounds and three ounces.The prespawn migration continues at a rapid clip. I’m elated that a great guy and fisherman like Greg got to experience a truly outstanding day on the water.

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