fishing for trophy Smallmouths and large Common Carp is an exhilarating
experience to say the least. When fly fishing for Smallmouth Bass
you will generally be blind casting flies, but during certain situations
you'll have the opportunity to sight fish for them as well. We also
sight fish for large Common Carp often referred to as "The Golden
Ghost." This type of fishing will challenge even the best fly
angler. It is very similar to, and good practice for saltwater
flats fishing. If this is your style of fishing please contact me to
book a trip!
We use 7-9 weight fly rod and
reel outfits with sinking and floating lines attached to 8'-9'
leaders. Common flies used consist of clouser minnows, deceivers,
crayfish flies, and custom flies I have designed that work well.
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For the spin fishing enthusiast, you have a variety of species to
choose from. The possibilities include
Smallmouth & Largemouth Bass, Walleye, Catfish, Musky & Striper, depending
on time of year, water levels, and location. You will be
using various types of lures such as jigs, tube jigs, spinner baits, crank
baits, stick baits, soft plastics and the occasional live bait, just to name a few.
Equipment used will be
spinning and bait casting outfits in the 6'6"-7' range and line sizes
in mono and braid from 6-12 lb. test