Sunday, June 16, 2013
6/12...."Feeding the Addiction"
My name is Jeff...and I have a problem. That Latest addiction didn't take long to rear it's ugly head this past week. With dry bags and wet gear still littering the garage floor from the weekends trip I made plans to do a one day float down another Ozarks smallie stream.
I left KC early and met my fishing partners Sean and Raz at the river about 7:30 Wednesday morning. By 8:00 we were loaded up and shoving off for a nice little 6 mile float down another one of the Ozarks finest.
It didn't take long to see what this river had to offer , on about the third cast I stuck a nice little smallmouth tucked in behind a bridge piling just below the access.
From there the fishing just got better for the remainder of the morning.
Great looking water , few people to contend with and a stream full of aggressive little smallies all made for a fantastic morning on the water.
We had the obligatory streamside lunch and a couple of adult beverages around midday but otherwise fished pretty hard from put-in to takeout.
Large streamers were the ticket again today and we were more than happy to oblige with some Double Deceivers and Sasquatch patterns.
We started out with the standard "two fish and swap" routine on the oars but soon realized that we were spending more time switching positions than fishing. We had to bump it up to somewhere around six fish per round and at times that was only twenty minutes in the bow. Needless to say we had a great time. Raz got to smooch a few fish and Sean and I caught smallmouth in all the right places on another wonderful Ozark day.
Posted by HighPlainsFlyFisher