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    IS there anywhere to catch Smallmouth Bass within Mecklenburg County? There are several very "Smallmouthy" looking creeks that I've seen...just wondering if anyone has caught Smallmouth in any inconspicuous waters.

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    Water is a bit too warm that far south. Need to get a bit north, and some altitude, to make it doable.

    There may be an occasional smallie show up, but they are from far upstream, and you won't be able to target them successfully.

    If you have a kayak, message me when you have enough posts to allow you to send messages (6 or 10 or so). I go most weekends chasing them
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    I fish for smallies in two areas right outside of charlotte.
    PM me for details
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    No. Those Meck county Catawba tribs are largemouth/bowfin/longnose gar/carp water. Some of the small fall line rivers just east of Charlotte got stocked with smallies in the 70s, and those fish hang on kind of tenuously even now, but smallmouth bass don't exist naturally in any Piedmont drainages. In NC, they are native only to west facing mountain drainages in the Ohio River watershed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael_cb_125 View Post
    I fish for smallies in two areas right outside of charlotte.
    PM me for details
    PSA to the original poster, will need more posts to enable PM's I believe.
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    Uwharrie River and Rocky River both produce smallmouth bass. I catch them on every trip, provided the water clarity is good. Nothing huge, but up to 3 lbs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by michael_cb_125 View Post
    Uwharrie River and Rocky River both produce smallmouth bass. I catch them on every trip, provided the water clarity is good. Nothing huge, but up to 3 lbs.
    Uwharrie was one I am thinking of... but that is technically mountain and the water is cool there even in the summer. They exist there, but not in big quantities. The Hitting the Yadkin near Elkin would work as well. But these aren't in Mecklenburg county. Rocky River is new to me as a smallie stream.
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    Much appreciated to all you fellas!

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    The smallies on Rocky River (Cabarrus, Stanly, Anson Counties) are located closer down to where the river dumps into the PeeDee.

    Upstream tends to be more mud bottom, the closer you get to the PeeDee the rockier the river becomes, this is where I target the smallies.

    FYI, the area I fish is 30 minutes from Mint Hill.

    ~Michael
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    Here is an example of an average Rocky River smallmouth:

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    You guys have been awesome...thanks again!

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