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Friday, May 27, 2022
By Dave Graybill
My brother in law Tom Verschueren and I have had some great days this time of year, fishing for smallmouth bass at Crescent Bar. It has become an annual event. Although many fisheries have been delayed by our cold spring, we still wanted to give this a try. We found the water temperature still hovering just below 50 degrees when we launched at the site completed a couple of years ago, across from the marina, by Grant County PUD. I was a little concerned that maybe we had jumped the gun and the smallmouth fishing could still be slow. However, Tom landed his first fish before we even got to what we considered to be the fishing area. He continued to catch fish all along the channel inside the island. We have found that the best method for catching smallmouth here was trolling crankbaits tight against the rocky shore. This proved to be effective again. We also discovered we could catch fish in areas we passed up before. I never caught up with Tom but helped contribute to our catch of a dozen nice smallmouth. We have done better here but we had another great time at Crescent Bar.