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Fishing smallmouth bass productive in late summer, fall

August 14, 2012
Jeff Burgin - For the Daily Freeman-Journal ( , The Daily Freeman Journal

Smallmouth Bass have golden green sides and back with faint, wavy olive blotches along the sides, 5 olive-green bars radiate back from the red eye and one radiates forward; spiny and soft portions of dorsal fin broadly connected; fish over 3 to 4 pounds are trophy-sized. They are prevalent among the northeastern two-thirds of the state in clear rivers, streams and some lakes; most abundant in central and northeast Iowa. One should have no problem finding fish along the deeper holes of streams and rivers in central Iowa during low water levels due to the fact that fish are concentrated into these deeper pools to survive. You may even catch a few walleye.



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