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    Buggs Island smallmouth

    Did anybody else see that somebody weighed like 19 pounds of small mouth out of Buggs this past weekend? Whats up with that!

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    Billy Shelton and his partner were 2nd with 17+ in Smallies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5pigs View Post
    Billy Shelton and his partner were 2nd with 17+ in Smallies.
    yes, I think it was 17 not 19....are they running way up the rivers to catch those smallies you think?

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    It was right at 16# but yes

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    Whattttt????
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    Quote Originally Posted by 455kHz View Post
    It was right at 16# but yes
    I was wrong the tournament before the 9th they had 16. Is the rule not one small mouth over 20” in the Staunton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 455kHz View Post
    I was wrong the tournament before the 9th they had 16. Is the rule not one small mouth over 20” in the Staunton?
    This is what the DGIF website said: Smallmouth bass

    Leesville dam to mouth of Difficult Creek:

    • 1 per day
    • 20 inch minimum

    Downstream of Difficult Creek (Charlotte County):

    • 5 per day
    • Only 2 of 5 may be less than 14 inches
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    Yes you can catch some nice small mouth in the Staunton this time of year and you don’t have to run very far up the river to find them.Fished a club tx a couple of years ago in November and 4 of our 5 fish were small mouth and one of them was over 5lb almost insight of the mouth of the Staunton.I usually run my jet when I am in the river down there and was very surprised to see a bass boat above difficult creek last weekend. They are there.

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    #9
    So is there another ramp up in the Staunton that can be accessed without putting in Buggs?

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    Staunton river state park. Right there at the split of the Dan and the Staunton

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    So I can access the river with the water down so low at this ramp?

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    Nothing new. If you can get to them, they're plentiful. Craig Owens was always hard to beat when the smallie bite was on.

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    #13
    I've heard stories for yrs about em,they just seem to be more stories lately,lol. Be something fun and different to do. I would never try to run for em in a tournament,but for fun Absolutely ��