Small mouth bass in desolation canyon - Mountain Buzz

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Old 04-26-2013   #1
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Small mouth bass in desolation canyon

Found this report today on small mouth bass and other non-natives in Desolation Canyon.

Has anyone targeted small mouth and been successful? Was just planning on bringing cat fishing tackle but now im rethinking a little bit.

Anyone? Anyone?

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Old 04-27-2013   #2
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That does'nt surprise me. I have caught them on the upper yampa above cross mt. Get some bass jigs, the brighter the better. Bring your catfish rig though, there are some monsters in there also.
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Old 04-27-2013   #3
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Floated deso last year at low water and the catfish were unreal... eating on top with abandon in nearly any smooth eddy. Occasional carp in the mix too. I really wished I had a 3 wt and a box of dry flies.
None of the cats on top were very big, but would've been fun for a while for sure.
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