I had to drop something off at the post office this afternnon and checked out the river afterward.
It looked wadable so I headed home and after finishing a few things headed down.
I must say, if you are not an experienced wader I would hold off for a while.
Though the river permitted me to move around,she was still moving very swiftly.
Typical of summer the smallmouth that are on the small size were willing to hit but the bigger ones were more hesitant.
I didn't spend a lot of time, 1.5 hours but I did manage 14 smallmouth, 1 bite off, and the flathead below.
A yellow 1/16 iz jig (a 1/8 oz could be used to hold bottom better in the swift water) with a 1.5" white twister tail is what I used.
The smailles were spread out so moving from spot to spot was necessary.
I'm still amazed though that in a city of over 100,00 people there are such fish to be caught.
A cast along a bridge piling and the flathead hit.
I quickly loosened the drag and played the fish.
)&*^ the fish went under an unseen log and I thought that was it!
I shot the rod tip under the water, moved it upstream and waited.
The fish was still on, and began to run.
After 3 or 4 attempts to move the rod tip around what ever was under the surface and the fish moved away.
Free at last from the confines of my pulling and the snag that it was around the fish shot downriver.
I worked it slowly into shallower water and was delighted.
A quick couple of pictures and the 30" fish was released.