This has been the craziest year I can remember due to high water and excessive amounts of rain. The Susquehanna and Juniata have just been too high to fish and too brown and muddy to really catch smallmouth on the fly.
All of this high water has caused us to try and be a little bit more creative in finding fishable water. We have been motoring up into some of the tributaries and fishing the tributaries since those rise and drop a lot quicker than the larger rivers after heavy rains. What did we find out by doing this?
Well, we found out that the tributaries are actually really good and produce some really nice smallmouth and offer a nice change of pace. Floating a small river in the drift boat and throwing poppers at the banks and grass beds is really exciting!