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Old 07-13-2015, 12:47 PM   #43
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Default Alton Bay

I fish Alton Bay regularly. The Gazebo used to be a great spot for smallest just 2 or 3 years ago, with an occasional 3 pounder. Now it is 100% rock bass, in my experience. The rock boulder shore on the West side headed out (just NW of gazebo) was another great area for smallest and is now 90% rockers.

They have taken over areas of the SM fishery and are expanding rapidly. You know you have one (rock bass) when they nibble a bite (rather than a hit), and they have one small surge of a fight and then they give up, as opposed to smallest that fight all the way in. You can feel it instantly.
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