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Took my son wading for smallies

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My son wanted to catch his first smallie and we had the time to run east a few hours today to a new creek for me as well. 

 

The first access was deep right at the bank, so that was a no go, but we went upstream next, and waded up to the next bridge. We started slow, but fishing picked up about halfway. I caught 10 smallies and he caught 4. All of his were on either a grub or a Little Dipper in shiner. Mine were on a Jackall Dera Spin, 1/8oz buzzbait and Zoom Super Fluke Jr rigged on a Gamakatsu G Finesse 2/0 hybrid EWG. When we got to 42, the skies began looking ominous and a 2wd 4cyl Ranger on wet rocks going up that access did not sound like my idea of fun. We turned around and at this point, I'd only caught 4 smallies and he had 1. We decided to make time and hit the couple best pools again, which were in the upper half of that wade. I lost the big fish of the day that had to go 16+. It hit the Fluke Jr and immediately ran downstream yanking drag. My bait flew back at me as he only had the tail...drat. I caught 3 over 12, big fish at about 14. When he caught his first, the smile said it all. The rains ran us off the creek after about 4 hours, but a lifetime of memories were made and it's a creek I'll definitely be back to next month.

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One of my best memories is wading down a small creek with my dad.

Can't remember any of the catches really, just that it was a great time.

 

Great to hear your providing these memories for your son while creating your own!!

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I'll never forget the first time I took my son wading for smallmouth. Good times, good times.

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The rains ran us off after wading a mile or so upstream. It's a shame because it was getting better and better. It gives us the drive to get back to that creek soon.

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Gosh that's fun! Creek smallie fishing is one of my all time favorites. I do miss it. Thanks for the post.

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Gorgeous creek. Made for wading.

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Looks awesome....used to wade with my son too in his younger years.  Remember some creek crossings where we waded up to his neck....was hilarious watching his face....good times.

Thanks for memories......

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That looks like a blast. I need to get my boys out and do it. 

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Thanks for sharing!  Wading is a blast if done safely, and I'm looking forward to that in the future with my little guy.

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Your son has a great smile. His smile made me smile! When I was a kid, my brothers and I would fish a pool in a tiny creek. We caught all small fish, but loved them all. 

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On 7/24/2019 at 8:40 PM, Pickle_Power said:

Thanks for sharing!  Wading is a blast if done safely, and I'm looking forward to that in the future with my little guy.

Wading has to be safe. If I have any trepidation in a spot, we stop. 

1 hour ago, ol'crickety said:

Your son has a great smile. His smile made me smile! When I was a kid, my brothers and I would fish a pool in a tiny creek. We caught all small fish, but loved them all. 

Man, he was beaming ear to ear all day. We went to another small creek a week later and caught 60 between us in 5 hours of fishing. The size wasn't there, biggest was around 12", but he caught almost 20 himself. It was an amazing day. One more trip before school starts!

On 7/18/2019 at 11:38 PM, Bluebasser86 said:

That looks like a blast. I need to get my boys out and do it. 

Buddy, I can recommend streams for this time of year where the boys will be perfectly safe. 

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1 hour ago, Drew03cmc said:

 

Buddy, I can recommend streams for this time of year where the boys will be perfectly safe. 

Text me or PM some if you don't mind. 

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4 hours ago, Further North said:

That's the best kind of fun!

We keep going, at least every 3 weeks. He loves it. The problem id the 2.5 to 4 hour drives.

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On 8/13/2019 at 2:08 AM, Drew03cmc said:

We keep going, at least every 3 weeks. He loves it. The problem id the 2.5 to 4 hour drives.

I won't tell you how far I have to drive.  Don't want you to cry...  😉

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1 hour ago, Further North said:

I won't tell you how far I have to drive.  Don't want you to cry...  😉

Do share, so I can live in jealousy.

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Good living there, Congrats young man. I get to do that every weekend.

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