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Hey guys,
I have not been small mouth fishing before - more of a trout and salmon guy- but I really want to get into it. Could someone give me some spots to try in Saint John area that I don't have to drive too far for.

I hear you can get them in the Hammond? Is that true?
Where do smallies hang out in rivers? Pools, or in weeds and grass?
Or should I stick to lakes?
What time of day is best? etc...etc...

I am also fishing with a fly, so any tips on that would also help.

Thanks,

Fletc B
 

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Hey guys,
I have not been small mouth fishing before - more of a trout and salmon guy- but I really want to get into it. Could someone give me some spots to try in Saint John area that I don't have to drive too far for.

I hear you can get them in the Hammond? Is that true?
Where do smallies hang out in rivers? Pools, or in weeds and grass?
Or should I stick to lakes?
What time of day is best? etc...etc...

I am also fishing with a fly, so any tips on that would also help.

Thanks,

Fletc B
Hey Fletch,

If I recall correctly you are the gentlemen who lives near my self, in the Golden Grove area. I live on Hunter Lake my self.

I know of a couple spots near by us that you can fish smallies, and I will share them with you.

You can in fact catch smallmouth in the Hammond River. And a place I have had much luck catching them, both on fly and using a spinner rod. Is under the covered bridge in Smith town. Directly underneeth the bridge, is a nice pool. You can catch some decent smallmouth there. My largest in that little pool last year was 15".

Of course, this spot is filled with swimmers often, on nice days. So, you are best off going on a day that is not for swimming.

Another place near to us, is Treadwell Lake. Treadwell is directly across the street from the Airport. You can catch both trout and smallmouth bass in that lake.

Any questions, feel free to ask!
 

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Thanks a lot Irvine,
I will have to get out this week or next and try to catch a couple smallies.

What do you use for fly's? I hear cork poppers are good, but I can't seem to find anywhere that sells them.

Hey Fletch,

If I recall correctly you are the gentlemen who lives near my self, in the Golden Grove area. I live on Hunter Lake my self.

I know of a couple spots near by us that you can fish smallies, and I will share them with you.

You can in fact catch smallmouth in the Hammond River. And a place I have had much luck catching them, both on fly and using a spinner rod. Is under the covered bridge in Smith town. Directly underneeth the bridge, is a nice pool. You can catch some decent smallmouth there. My largest in that little pool last year was 15".

Of course, this spot is filled with swimmers often, on nice days. So, you are best off going on a day that is not for swimming.

Another place near to us, is Treadwell Lake. Treadwell is directly across the street from the Airport. You can catch both trout and smallmouth bass in that lake.

Any questions, feel free to ask!
 

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I always had good luck off the causeway on the right when heading uptown. Go at low tide, the water is shallow and warm enough that you will not need waders. You should have no trouble casting a fly rod from there. Good Luck .

Hey guys,
I have not been small mouth fishing before - more of a trout and salmon guy- but I really want to get into it. Could someone give me some spots to try in Saint John area that I don't have to drive too far for.

I hear you can get them in the Hammond? Is that true?
Where do smallies hang out in rivers? Pools, or in weeds and grass?
Or should I stick to lakes?
What time of day is best? etc...etc...

I am also fishing with a fly, so any tips on that would also help.

Thanks,

Fletc B
 

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Are you talking about Sh%t creek or Sh%t river by any chance? Yeah it looks like a great spot to fish, you muff! See you in the a.m. for some real fishing.

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another good spot on the Hammond is the sharp bend right at the cemetery, there is a nice pool there. Smallies like structure so if there are rocks or sunken stumps etc they hang around that kind of stuf. My friend and I got into some 2 and 3 pounders between Porters Hole and the Cemetery Pool.
 

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over on kingston peninsula, close to the Moss Glenn Legion, theres Walton and Jenkins Lake... they both have smallies in them, there is a weed bed that normally holds a few 2+ Lb smallies close to shore in Walton, Jenkins will fish all the way along the shore line as well
 

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Fletch for flies bass love just about anything especially if they're on the feed. Bombers, muddlers, woolly buggers, streamers and leech patterns work well. The cork poppers are harder to get a good hook set with so I prefer the foam bodied gurglers. Try yellow, orange, green and black flies and if they have a little red in the tail or head even better. Stripping the dry flies will usually get them interested, but if they're real picky try adding a little scent to the fly (the puriest flyfisher might roll their eyes over using a scent/attractant but it works).
 

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over on kingston peninsula, close to the Moss Glenn Legion, theres Walton and Jenkins Lake... they both have smallies in them, there is a weed bed that normally holds a few 2+ Lb smallies close to shore in Walton, Jenkins will fish all the way along the shore line as well
Yeah,I can vouch for Walton lake.The day I tried to get into Oram Lake and found the gate across the road,I thought I'd save the morning and headed into Walton for the first time.It was raining like a bas#@*d so I just parked the truck along side the lake and fished the shoreline.I was throwing a small buzz bait.I caught several just walking and pitching,It was a ball!
 

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Yeah,I can vouch for Walton lake.The day I tried to get into Oram Lake and found the gate across the road,I thought I'd save the morning and headed into Walton for the first time.It was raining like a bas#@*d so I just parked the truck along side the lake and fished the shoreline.I was throwing a small buzz bait.I caught several just walking and pitching,It was a ball!
Was in to Walton lake again yesterday,got some dandy smallies!
 
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