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1st Smallmouth!!!!!

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I caught my first smallmouth today. I've heard rumor of smallies in the Yadkin River but way farther upriver. Well now they are down towards my parts and I have smallie fever. I was fishing an outside bend of the river off of a rock bluff that dropped into 12 foot of water. Had a little current coming off of the bluff . I threw in a GP spider jig on a stand up head and hopped it down the edge of the bluff. Well here comes Mr. Smallie. Only 14in 3/4. Still a keeper but most of all a smallie. Took a picture and released. ;D

Another question. Before I caught this smallie. I caught a bass that Im really not sure if it was a smallie or a largemouth. I know it sounds stupid. But the fish was half solid green w/ a dirty white belly. It had a very small mouth. No stripes or markings of a smallie or a largemouth. It had largemouth colors but smallmouth head and mouth. Was it a smallmouth?????? With this being my first day I ever caught a smallie, could this fish have been a smallie? I didn't take a picture of that one. I threw it back but if it was a smallie it was bigger than the one in the picture. What do ya think?

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Thanks!  My buddy at work seems to think it was a freak instance and I'll never catch another one in Yadkin River.  So apparently (to him) I caught the only one in the whole Yadkin River.  

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Congratulations!

Many smallmouth have no markings, but they are generally the color (bronze) of the one in your picture. However, colors vary! Sometimes fish from the same water will be lighter or darker than others and a dark green tinge on the back is common.

8-)

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Speaking of odd looking fish, I'm almost positive I caught a spot/largemouth hybrid, if thats possible. It was very green with a smaller mouth like a spots, and the pattern on it was similar as well only it was all different shades of green instead of a brown.

Anyways great first smallie. Go out and prove your friend wrong!

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You are now officially a smallie crackhead!  They are very addicting.

Smallies vary in coloration quite a bit.  Here's two caught from the same spot just a few minutes apart:

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Contrast those with this one, caught from a different water:

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Oh great!  Now you're hooked!   :) You didn't say-did it put up a good fight?  Where there is one smallmouth, there will very likely be others.  maybe not lots, but some.

Beautiful fish.  Nice colors on it.

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I caught my first smallie.... Oh, maybe 25 years ago. Every one feels like the first. Welcome to the addiction, river smallies are the best! May you catch many more!

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The fight was awesome I thought I hooked a 5 pound greenhead.  I was throwing the jig on 12lb P-line that I normally pitch docks with.  Mr. Smallie felt it neccessary to pull drag off like he was trying to dig a hole the through the river floor.  It was awesome.  I am definately infected with smallie fever.  FREAKIN AWESOME!  ;D

Oh great! Now you're hooked! :) You didn't say-did it put up a good fight? Where there is one smallmouth, there will very likely be others. maybe not lots, but some.

Beautiful fish. Nice colors on it.

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I caught my first smallie in the Yadkin River too! I've caught more largemouth than small in my part though. Here is my first smallie.

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