I had a few days of vacation left over from last year and was able to roll them over to this year. I used one of them today to spend the day wading a favorite stream!
I arrived about 9am and was into fish pretty quickly. I wanted to throw topwater flies since I had luck with them over the weekend. I fished chart green stealth bombers , and yellow and black blockhead poppers all day. Epic day with many nice fish to hand and a couple of heartbreaking large fish came off after leadering them.
This fish was about the average size caught today but it had such striking markings I had to get a few photos of it. This is the prettiest smallmouth I have ever seen.





I did land several fish in the 17-19" range.





I'm really enjoying the TFO BVK 6wt I bought from LRO!