I just can’t leave the Jump River alone. I was still hoping that the fall smallie migration was delayed due to the low water conditions and unusually warm water temperatures that continue to persist for this time of year. It was another nice and cloudy day with the water temperature that had dropped into the high fifties due to a recent spell of cool seasonable weather. Again, the smallmouth fishing was extremely slow. I caught only six smallies in six hours of fishing and they all were smaller fish running between twelve to fifteen inches. The day was not a complete bust as I did manage to catch an unusually hard fighting thirty-seven inch muskie as well as a twelve pound blue cat. This is the first blue cat I have ever caught in the fall here in Wisconsin. I am starting to get the idea that maybe I have missed the smallie migration down the Jump. It could be that they made their move earlier in the month of September. I am not fully convinced that this is the case and plan to make another trip over in a few days before I head back south.