Over the years, this late summer through fall time window has produced some of the more impressive smallmouth that I have seen. Last year, Nathaniel Maddux (Slate and Glass) and I finally got our schedules together and set out to film for several days during this early fall time period. We discussed the direction of the film and wanted to do something different than your typical “fish porn” video. Nathaniel had the idea to take the direction toward his family history intertwined with the river’s rich history.
River flows were unusually low, coupled with amazing clarity. I knew fishing was going to be tough (it always is when you add video cameras to the mix). Nathaniel was a trooper, listened to my instruction and managed to land some beautiful fish in extraordinarily difficult conditions.
This is our time in the “second season”.