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HawgTide

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Hello fellow River Rats. I just stumbled upon this website while searching for River Pro boats. I moved up here to Monticello from the South and fell in love with Smallmouths on the Mississippi. I've been on the river about 6-8 times so far this year and I'm "hooked".

In the last 10 days, I've fished around Monti and Elk River twice. I usually just float downstream and have someone pick me up. The river is low, but there is still good fishing out there. Me and a buddy caught 20 smallies one day and I caught 13 smallies and 4 Northerns last Saturday. Caught most on Spinnerbait and a few on Crankbait. I'll post some pics when I get to my home PC.

Good Luck.

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Welcome Hawgtide! Clever screen name! The Missy is easy to fall for and a marvelously overlooked fishery.

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Thanks. I had to have a reference to my beloved Crimson Tide. What's the easiest way to post photo's on here?

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HawgTide,

Hit the faq at the top of the page. This should help you out.

Good Fishing!

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Here's my first attempt to post a photo. If it works, the photo was taken on 7/25 on the Miss.

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Hawgtide, I don't think it will work from that site because you need to login on the front page. The link doesn't bypass the login.

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Thanks, That's what I was afraid of. I'll have to put some on my own web site when I have some more time.

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Here's attempt number 2 at some photo's taken on 7/25.

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[This message has been edited by HawgTide (edited 08-07-2003).]

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Sorry about the size of that photo.

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Here's a bigger bass caught by my friend Andy. Again, sorry about the size, don't know how to make it smaller.

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Welcome to the world of smallmouth talk. Nice pics. I emailed some to Rick and he put them on for me. Fish brains here not computer brains haha. Who's holding the 4 pounder? That face looks familiar???

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That's a friend of mine, Andy. It actually only weighed 3.2lbs. He had his hand on the fish's mouth when I took the pic and I think that added a little weight. He said he was just holding it still wink.gif

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Hawgtide, Welcome to the area. I travel from Mo to fish here and it's worth the drive. Maybe I'll see you on the water. Most of the time I'll be in a Green LoPro bass boat.

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Thanks Kevin. BTW, I saw the article on you in the magazine. That's awesome. Being new to smallmouth fishing, I was looking for any info I could find and your article really helped. I'm from LA (Lower Alabama) and they don't have many smallmouths there, so I wasn't sure how similar they were to Largemouths. It seems like they are close as far as types of lures are concerned. I've had good success with the same spinnerbaits and crankbaits that I have used for LM. I've seen a few of those river pro's around Monticello. There's usually one parked at the campground, and usually one near the bridge. I've got to get one of those. The river is as low as I've seen it all year. It's going to be tough getting around in my boat this weekend. Good Luck!

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