Anticipating the p.m. bite

The smallmouth bite seemed to really turn on yesterday afternoon. There's a reason for that, according to local guide Randy Yeager.

"This is an afternoon fishery," Yeager said. "Smallies love sun, and the afternoon bite is always best here."

That definitely seemed to be the case yesterday. Today there were only four 20-pound bags showing on BASSTrakk at noon. Day 2 seldom matches the overall totals from Day 1, no matter where the Elite Series goes. But the afternoon bite might kick the St. Lawrence River smallmouth bass into high gear again today.