West Virginia New River Smallmouth Bass  Day #2  State #2 June 14, 2009 06/13/09 Pennsylvania
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New River Trophy Outfitters
Guide: Sammy Pugh
P.O. Box 58
Layland, VA 25864
Phone: 304-575-2918
Email: info@newrivertrophyoutfitters.com
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The second half of our double header day greeted us with an uncommon site on the river shore.  A phenomenal lunch, prepared the night before by – you guessed it - our guides mother, complete with table and table cloth.  Fried Chicken, Wraps, Baked Beans, Cheese Cake, Strawberry Rubarb Toppings, and more.  ARE YOU KIDDING ME?  Get this guy on the phone and book a day with him on the New River.  Sammy was a blast to spend the day with – not just the great conversation but world class treatment on and off the water.  We decorated the shores with his shiny lures like a Christmas tree all day and he kept on smiling….we’ll maybe he was crying a bit I’m not sure.  Taylor reminds me that he only lost one.  Hmmm.

Lets talk about the two that got away – they’re always the bigger ones right?  Taylor hooked into a 4 lb smallmouth, fought him long enough for each of us to see him jump a few times – then for some reason Taylor released him early.  Taylor is a true sportsman.

Besides the numerous smallies that Jeff landed throughout the day the end of the trip got the heart pumping when his first muskie slammed his spinner bait and quickly severed the line.  A few minutes later we could see the muskie up stream jumping as he tried to throw my lure back to me.

At 3PM we were back in the RV and headed 320 miles south to South Carolina’s Santee-Cooper where Day #3 will see us taking a stab at tangling with some big SC catfish.


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