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    Default My Favorite Fish

    Not rainbows, not cutthroat, not brookies, not brown trout, not largemouth, not spotted bass, not roosters, not bluegill, not steelhead, not salmon, not taimen, not dorado, not bull trout, not dollies, not whitefish, not grayling, not bonefish, not carp, not shad, not pike, not permit, not tarpon, not jacks, not trevally, not crappie, not redfish, not pikeminnow and not stripers but they are a close second.

    Smallmouth bass are my favorite but only if the get big. Like 20" big. Not 10" big like on the Mokulemne. If there is a decent chance for a 20"+ smallmouth I am all in. All in. Especially if there are no other dudes around and the smallies are super grabby and up in the shallows on the attack and blowing up the topwater bugs. All in. All Freaking In. That is my thinking today. Here are a few pictures of my favorite fish and a few other things that happend in Canada the first half of June.



































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    Your reports from Quetico are very persuasive.

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    John has been going for years to the Boundary Waters for canoe camping in God's country.

    Andy and I would have loved to have gone but it never happened.

    Thanks John for another amazing post and great photos.
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

    567 Barber Street
    Sebastian, Florida 32958

    Fly Fishing Travel Consultant
    Certified FFF Casting Instructor

    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
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    Doc Cedar used to talk a lot about how much he liked small mouth fishing as he grew up in that area.
    Once when he was living here he even brought me a few pieces of fried small mouth from one he caught at Berryessa. Always saying it was so much better than large mouth or any other bass.

    I have to admit it was good, but I don't know if it will ever top striped bass
    Tony
    TONY BUZOLICH
    Feather River Fly
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    (530) 790-7180

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    John - As always just glorious! Thank You, Bob

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    Straight up TOADS- very stoked for you man!

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    Awesome report John!

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    Thanks for all the comments.

    I had a job in Fairfield around 1990 and I joined the Fairfield Fly Fishers for a few years. Doc Cedar ran the club. It was good but mostly it was guys who were interested in fly fishing but did not actually fly fish. I was only a few years into fly fishing at that time so any information was new information. He helped me out for sure but never brought in any fried smallmouth.

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    Ted "Doc" Cedar is a good man and a diehard fly fisher.


    On his old 15' Boston Whaler he is on his third motor.

    It came with a 70hp Evinrude/Johnson 2-stroke outboard.

    Next was a 60hp Mercury 4 stroke, fuel-injected outboard.

    I think his third and last one is another 60hp Merc.


    He moved down to southern California to be near family.

    I will try to call him today
    Bill Kiene (Boca Grande)

    567 Barber Street
    Sebastian, Florida 32958

    Fly Fishing Travel Consultant
    Certified FFF Casting Instructor

    Email: billkiene63@gmail.com
    Cell: 530/753-5267
    Web: www.billkiene.com

    Contact me for any reason........
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