Sunday morning Jess and I went up to East Brady for the morning to chase some river smallmouth bass. This is probably my favorite stretch of river to fish in the Western part of the state. For those who are unfimiliar with East Brady it is located on the Allegheny River. There is a public boat launch just off of the main drag across from town. East Brady is know of its campers and pleasure boating, but the fishing can be unbelievable.
We got there around 7:00 am and fish until around noon. My first stop gave me too nice smallmouth. Both were over 15 inches long. I caught 1 on a white buzzbait and the other on a chartruse spinnerbait. The fish that I caught were very aggressive. Later in the morning I managed to catch another keeper (about 14″). I also lost a true monster on a popper. Their were a weird set of circumstances with the hit, but lets just say that she broke my line and heart on the initial hit. I got a good look at the fish because it jumped to throw my popper back to me. I am guessing that the smallmouth was in the 20″ range. The rest of the fish that I managed to catch were dinks, but still fun.
In a couple of weeks the fishing at East Brady will get increasingly better until november. Then the fishing will get difficult. I am looking forward to my next trip up there.