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Big bass in a small river?


ol'crickety

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Well, the "river" soon narrowed to 10', but there were still plenty of bass. I hooked and lost a five-pounder where the river was only ten feet wide, so my question is answered: Big bass can be caught in little water. She jumped right beside the canoe, so I got a good look at her. I'll be doing a Trip Report called "A Tale of Two Basses," so when I post it, you guys can see pics of the little river and its bass. I caught 41 in all. 

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Dont ever overlook a spot just because its tight.  There are tiny streams that are less than 15' wide that feed all the mill pods in my area.  This time of year when the water is at its warmest and lowest, a good percentage of the larger fish push into these feeder creeks.  There food more readily available and the oxygen levels are considerably higher.  The bigger fish seem to like to hangout in deeper stretches during the day and push shallower at night.  New and full moons can provide some incredible opportunities in an area that 95% of people overlook.  There is good fishing to be had until the later part of September or early October when the fish seem to move towards the creek mouths.

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8 minutes ago, GetFishorDieTryin said:

Dont ever overlook a spot just because its tight.  There are tiny streams that are less than 15' wide that feed all the mill pods in my area.  This time of year when the water is at its warmest and lowest, a good percentage of the larger fish push into these feeder creeks.  There food more readily available and the oxygen levels are considerably higher.  The bigger fish seem to like to hangout in deeper stretches during the day and push shallower at night.  New and full moons can provide some incredible opportunities in an area that 95% of people overlook.  There is good fishing to be had until the later part of September or early October when the fish seem to move towards the creek mouths.

 

^This^ is so good to know as I didn't know that they'll be in the tiny river until early October. I'll be sure to fish it again. I want a second chance at that five-pounder and her sisters!

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On 9/8/2023 at 2:20 PM, ol'crickety said:

 

^This^ is so good to know as I didn't know that they'll be in the tiny river until early October. I'll be sure to fish it again. I want a second chance at that five-pounder and her sisters!

Thats what the LMB around here do when they don't have the option of moving deeper in the lake.  Not too many SMB around here, not sure how they respond, but I would think there are similarities.  

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