Other choices include spinnerbaits, doll flies, jigs, jerkbaits and tube baits.

James has been guiding since 2009 and runs a 21 foot Panga. University Press of Kentucky (March 29, 2019). Up-Close Outfitters, LLC All rights reserved. There was a problem loading your book clubs. !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)? Presented is a story about a displaced southerner who tells the account of a family whose fortune was made in the post--World War II apparel industry, but it is the extended family that claims the narrator's attention and sympathy, the grandparents, the aunts and uncles and cousins, and the stories told and retold about those family members until they reach the status of myth. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.

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Smallmouth bass move to gravel points in 5 to 10 feet of water that serve as staging areas before the spawn, while largemouth bass migrate to shallow pockets on the north side of the lake. Never cutting corners is critical. Thanks for the trip... Great time and lots of fun.. can't wait to catch fish like that again. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. "This is a wonderful novel!

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Please try again. McManus established the Jim Caudle Reef Foundation which was named in honor of his friend, the late Jim Caudle, a well-known member of the Little River fishing community who passed away in … Capt. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.

One old-time lure that’s still deadly for smallmouth is a Rapala stickbait, retrieved with a tantalizing twitch-and-pause action. Herrin's writing is beautifully expressed, perceptive, emotionally subtle, and at times cunningly enigmatic.

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April offers a piscatorial smorgasbord at North Carolina’s Fontana Lake for bass, with anglers having a chance to catch smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass. 'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+"://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); Smallmouth bass are losing ground in Fontana Lake to their spotted bass cousins, but they still provide anglers with plenty of enjoyment.

It’s commonplace to catch one species while fishing for another, as they often mix together.

Well I go through your blog and find it interesting...Its fun in doing fishing.. When I finished reading, I felt a little lonesome; the story and I had become close friends. “Wanting to switch tactics, I threw a Rapala jerkbait to the bank, twitched once, paused and came  tight to a really nice smallie,” said McManus. When the water temperature climbs from the mid-50s into the 60s, the bass in the 10,200-acre lake leave their deep-water winter haunts for the shallows where fishermen can catch them with less effort. There are 0 customer reviews and 1 customer rating.

James has been guiding since 2009 and runs a 21 foot Panga. Guide James McManus of 153 Charters (828-421-8125) started fishing at Fontana Lake more than 40 years ago.

“Two more casts, two more fish, and my partner began throwing one also.

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“Keep a few spots, return the smallies and enjoy one of the most beautiful lakes anywhere.”. James McManus of Robinsville, has joined us to help with the growing demand for fishing the western North Carolina lakes. But the glory of this novel is Herrin's gift for recreating a particular time and place, the decades after WWII, the exuberance of summers by the mountain lake, the brilliance of Little Howie Whalen building a textile empire. "But in fishing the jumps there comes a moment when an insatiable hunger rises up in you and everything turns wild.

This is literally the tension of the story, its powerful force. Whatever the lure, Fontana’s clear waters dictate light baitcasting or spinning gear and reels spooled with 6- to 10-pound test line. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Seemingly leisurely, the narrative is insistent, ruefully ironic, and utterly absorbing. Spots linger in deeper, more open water near extended points and often thrash shad at the surface.

Every time I read him, I am struck anew that, purely as a writer―an artist using words―he's one of the very best we have.

Unable to add item to List. What seems almost a low-key dialogue on a placid lake is actually a turbulent family history that refuses to sink to the bottom of memory.

Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Fishing is more of an art than a science and you'll never get the results you want if you cut corners and don't put in the hours. While some anglers still target smallmouth with live bait, most today employ artificial baits for catching them, in conjunction with high-tech tackle and electronics.