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Cherry with four

Aug 9, 2013

Farther downriver we come upon Hank Cherry just as he idles near the point of an island. He drops his trolling motor and immediately sets the hook and misses. Moments later he hooks one. Into his live-well it goes.   "I've got four," Cherry says. "One is a good one."   Cherry moves closer to the island and starts casting what appears to be a jerkbait. He lands a 3-pounder and now has five in the box.

A rainy start for Greg Hackney

Aug 9, 2013

Greg Hackney found the rain... and a nice smallmouth. Photos by Pierre Lafrance, Bassmaster Marshal. 

Lane limits out

Aug 9, 2013

Yesterday Chris Lane's bite picked up in the afternoon and he said he's having a slow morning today again. "I hope the fog burns off and the bite picks up," he said. He is fishing a jerkbait and a dropshot.   Hes fishing 6-pound line on the dropshot and...wait, he just hooked and landed his limit fish.   He's now retying. With 6 pound line he is re-rigging after every fish. "It doesn't take that long," he said.

Derek Remitz hooks up again

Aug 9, 2013

Remitz number 5 is a good one. Photo by Bassmaster Marshal Frank Giner. 

Gobies, gobies everywhere

Aug 9, 2013

Our boat driver Scott Silver told us smallmouth in the St. Lawrence have gotten much bigger in the past 10 years. "Used to be a 4 pound smallie was big. Now a 6 pounder is big," he said. "And we occasionally catch a 7 pounder."   Why is that I asked. Well, freighters dumping their ballast in the St.

Prince with a keeper

Aug 9, 2013

Cliff Prince hooks up

Aug 9, 2013

A 2 3/4 lb small mouth in well for Cliff Prince D Garber, Bassmaster Marshal.

John Murray workin' it

Aug 9, 2013

J Todd downstream today

Aug 9, 2013

J. Todd Tucker stayed close to the ramp yesterday but is downstream today because he feels he has a better shot at 20 pounds here. He has four fish, a 3, a 2 and "two good ones." He's catching all his fish in 20-25 feet.

Smallie madness

Aug 9, 2013

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