Well folks, spring has sprung! As a guide, I measure the true beginning of spring with the advent of Smallmouth Bass in our tributaries. The trees may start to bud and the flowers may start to pop their heads in the gardens but the arrival of Smallmouth Bass is a good measure of warm weather to come. With the very warm winter we experienced this year, the “smallies’ have come early! I caught my first Smallmouth Bass two weeks ago from today on a Lake Erie tributary. I was fishing Sandy creek on 4/6/2016 and caught another ‘smallie’ to add to my spring time experience on the creek this season. These fish usually start to show up in late April or early May and to catch one in March is truly a bit unusual. However, the Lake Erie tributaries are starting to fill up with these aggressive fly biters. If you are interested in learning about these fish and a world class bass fishery, I will be presenting a talk on fly fishing for Smallmouth Bass on Lake Erie Tributaries at the Canadaigua Lake Trout Unlimited Chapter Meeting on April 18th at 7:30 PM at the VA Medical Center on 400 Fort Hill Road, Building # 5 in Canadaigua, NY. The meetings are open to all.
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