First Smallmouth of the year

Got a my first couple smallmouth for the year along the Lowell River walk.  I was using a Keven Feenstra style crayfish pattern I tied up.


Spring Hen Post 2013 Flood

Got this little smallstream hen on a swung Greenbutt Skunk I tied. This was the first real fishing opportunity after the major flooding we had this spring.  The psycho-killer face I'm making is coming from a mix of just wading through knee deep muck and talking to the guy who ran over to talk to me about the fish.  He ended up taking the pseudo-hero shoot...I was hoping to just take some cool macro photos of her in the water...but he thought this would be a better idea.