Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Smallies Of Bay View

After a few hours driving from Voelker's Pond back to Petoskey, Adam and I ate a quick dinner downtown and then grabbed a couple fly rod, fly reels, and a few flies and drove down to Bay View for a couple hours looking for smallmouth bass in the rocks while there was still daylight left.

It took us just a few minutes to realize that instead of chucking casts straight out into the open water that instead the smallmouth were stacked in the rocks at our feet.

Spunky foot long smallmouth put a great bend in the Steffen Brothers 8'6" 5/6 weight and a couple even ripped some line off the LOOP Opti Dry Fly reel. 

Jean-Paul Lipton, a.k.a. Mr. Roughfisher, tied me up some goodies before the trip and they worked quite well.

As the sun slowly slid into Lake Michigan we took off for the house and prepped our gear for the next day's trip to Beaver Island.


e.m.b. said...

I love Chacos. :) Although I ruined a pair carping last weekend...a thing I didn't think possible. Aren't they virtually indestructible? Nice smallies! said...

glad to see you giving those bass a mustache ride...

Fontinalis Rising said...

The bay has been getting better and better, thanks to the gobies. Can't wait to see the BI post.

Cameron Mortenson said...

e.m.b...I've been living in my Chacos this summer.

roughfisher...they took the ride over and over.

FR...Bay View is a great spot and easy to kill an hour or two tangling with smallies.