Spring Smallmouth Slam!

Last Thursday I teamed up with Mark Fuller to participate in the 2nd Annual Ririe on the Fly Tournament... our focus: Smallmouth Bass! Yes, there are a few places in the region to catch consistent warmwater species, Ririe Reservoir in Eastern Idaho is the nearest to JH at about 70 miles. The tournament is catching on but is mostly a couple dozen guides and fishing gurus having some fun before the season gets underway. It is an all fly tournament(rad!) bagging your 5 best bass- we came in 5th out of 17, not bad. Most of the fish in the reservoir are smaller due to shorter growing season and available food... a bass over 2lbs is a dandy! Best of all they love poppers! Anyhow, it was great fun and a good way to meet folks in the industry that just love fly fishing. 
Other conditions are still the same... crazy rain for this region and blown out rivers. The best fishing is on the South Fork and Henry's Fork of the Snake... as well, the lakes are red hot right now with a lot of nice fish in shallow. Get out there... don't let the weather fool you, its good!


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