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Monday, July 20, 2009

Livin Large in Smallywood.

Dams suck. But in some instances they have created a condition where the water is the right temperature that Trout can mingle with Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Catfish, Squawfish, perch and Carp.  These situations can make for some interesting fishing.  Tonight i watched a trout pull a full on smash and grab on a school of small bass.  It was right in front of a bait fisherman with a ball of power bait out.  The trout swam right past his bait to ram the tiny bass.  It looked like a basking shark swooping through a wad of krill.  Then we watched some huge carp jump.  Then we got some large and small mouth to come up and smash poppers.  That's pretty cool.  I really needed to catch a bass after the beating Mike O'Dell, Derek Rust and I sustained the other night on lake oroville.  Mike O'Dell Quote about the hike out up a 60 degree scree slope, "When i had to grab handfuls of star thistle too keep from falling back, that was the only part where i thought for a second i might die." 

Big mouth easy to lip.

Small mouth harder to lip. 

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