Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Back to the Mighty Mo'

We made it over to Pierre again on Sunday. Some of the boys floated from the afterbay of Oahe downstream for a few miles. Ryan and I shuttled them and fished from shore.

The smallmouth were on their spawning beds, the carp would eat but were fussy, and thankfully the white bass were hungry little devils. We caught tons of white bass. Eight or ten fish at a time would rush your streamer.What flies did we use for the mighty whities? It didn't seem to matter that much; clousers, brown wooly buggers, and crayfish all did the trick.

The carp would eat a rusty brown wooly bugger and the majority of the smallmouth hit large baitfish imitations like a Murdich's Minnow.
All in all it was a fantastic day on the water. I wish more fly rodders would take a break from trout and try some of the fantastic warmwater options our state has to offer.


Boynabubble said...

I have Sundays and Mondays off.....let me know next time you guys travel....I'm up for taking a lot of fishing trips this summer.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great trip guys. Smallies are spawning in the Stilling basin now too, just west of the bridge. Found some dandies in there last week.