View Full Version : New River smallmouth

05-31-2011, 03:28 PM
Anyone on the board ever fish the New River for smallmouth? Just wondering...

05-31-2011, 03:48 PM
Yep. It's been a while though.
Plenty of `em there.

05-31-2011, 03:54 PM
Chartruese poppers?

05-31-2011, 10:52 PM
I have fished it and it was pretty good but laughably crowded when I went. The fish were decent sized, and I put their redeye up against any redeye in the country in terms of size. It was a good experience, and glad to check it off the list. However, there is absolutely no reason to leave this area to pursue river smallmouth, unless you just want a change of scenery, and a lot of company.

06-01-2011, 09:25 AM
I am actually alot closer to the boone area, than the smoky's. I make a few trips a year to fish top water poppers. It's alot of fun when the water is clear enough to wade.

06-01-2011, 09:41 AM
You go up and fish the New, you won't be disappointed. A good number of 4-5 pounders come fromt he stretch around I-77 each year and the crowds are thin on weekedays.