Smallmouth fishing on the mainstem of the Umqua on fire.

The smallmouth bass in the Umpqua appear to be bulking up for the winter. The fishing today was very good with literally schools of fish following the fly on countless occasions. Although we did not catch any huge fish  we did put up some great numbers.

The fish attacked small white flashy wooly buggers, skinny clousers, and thin mints. I did see schools of minnow looking fish throughout the day. I could not tell what species they were, but you know the bass were gobbling them up, adding to the activity level of the day.-CD

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