Snake Assault - Day Two

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Reel Geezer
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Snake Assault - Day Two

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Day Two - Tuesday.
We were up at 5:30, and headed for the ramp at historic Map Rock along an old Indian trail along the Snake River. We launched into calmer waters than yesterday. A short trip across the river and we were immediately into fish, with some very aggressive smallmouth coming to the boat. After a good warm up, we headed upstream and hit the jackpot. We anchored at the head of a riffle and proceeded to nail a fish or a hard strike on almost every cast. These fish were hitting the fluke or a Z-man Hula Stikz bait. Roger was on fire and we couldn't even stop for muffins with Fudge.

Finally we took a break and drank some coffee and shared our muffins with the loyal dog guide. We ran upstream about a mile to another island riffle where we again anchored and started hauling in the fish. These were not trophy fish but great fighting 12-14" young studs who stripped line from your dragm jumped multiple times, and fought great. When things finally slowed down and we decided to call it a day my counter totaled 110 fish. It was only 12:00 noon, and by the time we got home the pizza and cold beer would taste great.
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Wow, glad to hear you two are having some great runs! Kinda makes up for the hard fishing last year! Is Fudge’s camera broke??
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Pictures. Pictures. Need help. Must have smallmouth fix. Please send pictures.

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Please send pictures.
Sounds as if there wasn't enough time between catches to take pictures.

Must have smallmouth fix.

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Steve wrote:
Please send pictures.
Must have smallmouth fix.
It's a LMB, BTW, and in NE many of us Walleye fanatics refer to LBMs as Green Carp. HA! :P
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Here’s the link to a nice article on Map Rock on the Snake River.

https://idfg.idaho.gov/press/map-rock-s ... nd-hunters
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