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    Default October My favorite month!

    Well once again i dialed back salt water trips to concentrate on what many say can't be done, pull large smallmouth from the Schyukill river in suburban Philadelphia, all 1/4 mile from my front door, Walleye mixed in. I exceeded my expectations and got not one but two signature fish I really wanted. I said this before with giant flathead catfish, I used tactics I learned from striped bass, concentrating on rip water, sweeping the spots with heavy big lures and darkness. This river not long was once dead for smallmouth but is having a crazy comeback. A few local river rats called me a liar and im catching elsewhere but they all stuck in their ways using tiny lures mid day. Its why I wear a mask. The walleye ran smaller then the big class i used to find a few years strait but more fish. Snuck in a few beautiful Native Brown trout too in Valley Forge park

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    nearly all the smallmouth jumped several times including that biggest above @ 23"
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    W
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    Forget above wrong ones opps wont let me delete
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    Nice effort and pictures pal. Thanks for sharing. I have been spending more time in the Pennsylvania area, and the rivers are incredible. You are right, many people don't understand what it takes to get these fish. (We have met some good fisherman though.)

    You never need to apologize here.. for wearing a mask, or blacking a background out. Some people have developed second jobs in following various fishing pages and only going out when they see reports. Spending hours a week stalking fishing reports, rather than actually going out and learning which conditions are most productive for which fish. They become indignant when you won't share openly with them and 10,000 others... but less and less are willing to do the real work.

    You always have been willing to work for your fish, M...and you deserve the rewards. Outstanding job, well done.



    "Many men go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after." -Henry David Thoreau.

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    Great job and pics. The Raritan used to hold some smallies further north from where I live. Nothing as big as those. Very nice fish dude.

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    Beauiful fish as usual. Tks for the share and tight lines!

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    nice job

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    Awesome pics and fish. Thanks for sharing.

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