I've had a yen for a long while to float the John Day for smallmouth so a buddy and I signed up for a trip with Mah-Hah Outfitters for April 30th. I'm looking forward to it and hope we can find some hawgs. My PB is pretty old. ray:
Webwader said:My fishing buddy and I made the trip yesterday and we had a great time. Steve Fleming of Mah-Hah Outfitters is a top notch guide and a great guy. It was a big numbers day. I caught nine bass and my buddy caught six bass and a bright native steelhead. But size matters. My big one was 23 1/2" long, 15" girth and 6 lb 10 oz. Steve said it was the longest smallmouth he had ever boated and the second largest (the largest was 23", 17" girth). It's probably the biggest bass I will ever catch in my lifetime and was worth whatever the trip cost me. My buddy did real good too. He caught a 20 1/8" smallie with a 13 1/4" girth. Breakfast at Steve's and the Dutch oven lunch cooked on the boat were a real treat too.
Troutski said:They should call it Guessing instead of Fishing.. Reading the weather and all the other conditions truly don't make my mind up for me...my days off do, I just try to adjust my technique to the conditions at hand. Makes for some crazy days of being on the water..
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