A nice day on the Great Miami

Every once in a while the stars align and things fall into place without any planning whatsoever. I hadn’t planned on fishing yesterday. In fact I was supposed to be installing graphics in Cinci all day. But luckily we managed to get all that work done on Thursday and I was able to take the day off.

It just so happened that Ben was in town for a wedding and was to be floating the Great Miami with Donnie when I called him on Thursday to ask what was up, serendipity.

So, yesterday I spent a nice day on the Great Miami River fishing for smallmouth. We ended up with a few rock bass and one decent greenie as well. We had plenty of cold fried chicken, good and not-so-good beer, poppers, Clousers, craw-dad patterns and a lot of fun.

It wasn’t an EPIC day but it was, just fine. Which means, they weren’t biting like would we hoped, but we brought plenty of fish (30+) to hand. The big ones didn’t seem to be too active. We had one 13″, one 14″ and one 15″, all the rest were in the 10-12″ range. So, while not EPIC, it was a good way to spend a day for sure.

Greenies in a Gravel Pit: Plenty of fun on a Saturday evening.

I spent Saturday evening on a private gravel pit with a friend and my oldest son.

The evening started out slow with only a pair of fish to hand in the first hour. But apparently even when the action picked up it was slower than normal. Even in slower than normal mode this place was fine for me.

By the time the sun dipped below the edge of the pit wall the fish started gobbling up our poppers on every other cast.

We took turns handing the bent rods to my son to reel in.

The fish were cookie cutter large mouth in the 12″ range due to overpopulation but fun none-the-less.

Top water is where it’s at.