Sunday, May 6, 2012

The Elk River, Cursing and a lousy phone. All for smallmouth.

Over the past few days, I've been wading the Elk River in Mo.  Could be Noel, or Pineville . . . I'll never tell.  LOL.  There were a few folks out floating the Big Sugar and Elk today but definitely not the rowdy, drinking folks.  At least not yet.  Poor cops have to assist the Conservation Dept. during the spring and fall because of all the rowdy floaters.  If there are large crowds of people or lots of vehicles, I usually avoid wading at all.  It's a nuisance . . . for the most part.

The odd thing about these bass is that they like to come out and escort the canoes or float underneath.  I'm not sure why but with modest floating traffic, it sometimes helps fishing.  They aren't as leary and seem inviting to new and interesting things.  Sometimes, I tie on a popper and cast near the canoes.  Usually near the rear end.  It gets me a few hits here and there.  Plus the ladies like a man in uniform, lol.

Anyways, I took out a new phone the other day and couldn't figure out hot to get the pics off.  It cost me a few bucks but I got it done.  I ran into some folks fishing and it seems that I may have bested most of them.  I think it was because of all the time I spent out there.

Here's a few pics from the weekend out on the Elk.  I will be heading back tomorrow . . . to a different location to try and recapture that large smallmouth I lost yesterday.


  1. Looks like fun. Smallies had to be created for fly fisherman and poppers.

  2. Josh
    The absolute ultimate in fly fishing when you can land some smallies. They never quit fighting. Did all come on top? Great Post