Monday, December 10, 2012


The Smallmouth Bass around Beaver Island are hard to forget about, they haunt my dreams and make winter feel even longer than it really is. Every spring I just cant wait to get back  the Island and start cruising the flats looking for those big hoggish fish. Site fishing for carp around the Flats is great , but site fishing for giant smallys is without a doubt some of the best . the numbers around the archipelago chain of Islands is less than a thousand but when you find these cruising schools of fatty's the fishing is epic.For the most part your standard streamers will get it done, flys that imitate bait fish, goby and crayfish in the 2-4 inch range will all work.Here are some fish from last year, just sit back and soak it in.