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It's a fine time of the year to be fishing for smallies in southeast Minnesota!

A friend and I went to the Root Sunday for some smallmouth on the fly action and caught around 30 or so bass with the largest running a healthy 17". I did hook one larger bass that snapped my fly off at the tippet, but I think the problem was more of a bad knot than anything else.

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Fly fishing for smallmouth can be an absolute blast, and last night was no exception. They were feeding in riffles and in slower tailouts of pools and a few were caught in some slower eddies as well. The fly of choice was a "zoo cougar" with a yellow tail and gray deer hair head.

Enjoy these warm days!

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Nice smallie there Randy. My fiance and I were down there canoeing a couple of weeks ago and just had a blast. They were just smoking the lures. None that big, but when you are catching more than paddling what a great day!! laugh.gif Good luck on future outings

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