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Sinking lines and heavy flies

Magnum Hogsucker and Smallmouth Bass caught 5/8/11
Sinking Lines and heavy flies worked on my casting arm yesterday as we floated the North Fork near Edinburg. The reward, several nice Smallmouth Bass on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. The most productive water for the larger bass was the back eddies below the cobblestone riffles. Strikes were plentiful in the shallows where we saw several bass looking for spawning areas. With water temperatures approaching the 60 degree mark, I was a little surprised we did not do better in the riffles. The water levels were perfect for floating an area in which we typically don’t have enough water to float in the summer. I think it will be time to break out a popping bug and floating line on my next outing, yes it’s early but my casting arm likes the idea.