I revisited Poplar Creek this past weekend, and it turned out to be an even better outing than the first. There were 3 of this time – HH, Danny, and myself. HH and I decided that we should check out another stretch, so, we went to a stretch closer to the Fox with hope of finding bigger fish. I was not a fan of this stretch at all. The water was slow moving, no riffles, very merky, and just frustrating. HH and Danny were using light gear with some inline spinners, and managed to catch a few decent smallies, and 1 largemouth. I had my new 3 wt with me, but I wasn’t able to hook up with anything on the first stretch…hence my frustration.

So, we picked up and left. Driving to the stretch HH and I fished last week. We didn’t even bother taking our waders off…It was quite comical.

We arrived to the first spot, and were immediatly greeted on our first cast. I hooked up with a bluegill, and HH found a nice smallie. The rest of the day was simply, awesome. HH and Danny were hooking up with some decent sized smallies. All of the smallies that I caught & released were small, and definitly not like the one I caught last week. Although, I wasn’t able to find bigger smallies, I was rewarded with 19 small ones. What a day!

I love this creek! It’s quickly becoming one of my favorite places to fish.

5 Replies to “Soon to be favorite?”

  1. JustinSmallies are unbelievable on the fly —and by the way spots are too—nice looking place you guys were fishing there, and some outstanding smallies brought to hand–thanks for sharing

  2. Nice post! Yeah. that stretch is slow, a little muddy in parts and in some places smells like Urine. 🙂 Past that first bridge is another bridge with some KILLER riffles and pools, further down along the cemetery is a great stretch. Cats, Pike and the like. But tough wading as well. Always more to explore!

  3. You make my day! This post makes me laugh, seeing you guys having fun, fishing in your favorite creek. Good thing you catches some fishes. :p#Columbiariverguideservice.

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