In mid-August six club members used a warm sunny weekend to go smallmouth bass fishing on the
Joe, Herb, Frank, and
Dick and his brother Larry did guided float trips with Dave Pinczkowski on Saturday and Sunday. They got to fish out of Dave’s new 18 foot “Power Drifter” boat. This boat has lots of room and almost no place to get your fly line tangled. It’s a super boat for fly fishing. This is what it looks like.
On Saturday, Dave launched the boat at Bear Point and then motored upstream. Sunday we launched at Sturgeon Point and again motored upstream. Both launch sites were accessed from the
Dave is looking at the 17” smallmouth Dick caught Saturday afternoon.
Larry’s smile shows he’s really happy with this 19” smallmouth.
The flies we used were big, generally they were 3” to 6” long. Patterns included clousers, divers, variations of crayfish, and poppers. We fished them with floating lines and periodically with an intermediate sinking line. Sometimes we fished sinking flies with indicators. All the methods were successful.
On Sunday fishing was slower so we broke out the spinning rod and a rapala in the afternoon. For a couple of hours Larry caught lots of bass, a couple of small pike, and even a walleye. The orange colored rapala and red and white jitterbug worked really well.
For more information on smallmouth bass fishing on the
On Sunday, August 27th, Nelson Ham guided Sam Facey, a new club member, and his bass fishing friend Heather on the
Sam and Nelson posing with one of the many good sized bass he caught on Sunday.
Heather with an equally big bass.
Next time you want to catch some big smallmouth bass take a trip to the Menominee River. Those big bass are waiting for you.