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Thread: LM Yellows, is there a time of day that works better

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    Default LM Yellows, is there a time of day that works better

    A question for the large mouth yellow pro's.
    Is there a specific time of day to target these, or do you go at it all day.
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    Craig

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    i seem to fail to catch them regardless of the time of day/season/moon phase etc
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    All day... The time you spend fishing your second rod for SmallMouth only detracts from the hours you have to fish for LM.

    Experience has shown that full moon does make the LM fishing harder, but I'm not sure if it is purely a night feeding thing or because there is usually crappy weather associated with the full moon, my gut says it's due to the weather, we've caught Largies in the dead of night.
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    I have found that the evening low light brings them out to play. Particularly those pools downstream from Pooitjiespram. In the evening you can see them actively hunting, and when they are doing this, several fish before sunset isn't unusual. I have had 4 fish in 4 casts before.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firephish View Post
    i seem to fail to catch them regardless of the time of day/season/moon phase etc
    Same feeling this side. I try and after 2-3 hours I get the nymphs out and get in the shallow waters for some smallies fun. Just don't have the patience it seems.
    But I find it quite interesting about the night activity mentioned in the thread thus far......just to get on a boat in the dead of the night.....that's my challenge.
    Think I have been watching to many Jeremy Wade's "River Monsters"
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    Thanks for the advice guys. Can't wait the hit the Orange on Saturday
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    Craig

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    Have a great trip Craig. Water is a little high and cold for the area that you are going to, but you should find some good water. Take some photos and post when youre back.
    Disclaimer.... none of my posts are intended to be "expert advice"..just opinions from someone who is willing to help where he can.

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    All the guys I know have caught them any time of the day, week, moon phase etc, it does not really matter, it is more to do with skill than time of the day or month.
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    Then I am in trouble....
    Quote Originally Posted by Korrie View Post
    ...it is more to do with skill than time of the day or month.
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    I am sure you will come up with a plan
    Korrie Broos

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    Nymphing, adds depth to your fly fishing.
    Nymphing, is fly fishing in another dimension

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