A good coastal fishing buddy of mine John came up for a short mid-week fishing trip. He loves catching small mouth as much as me and heard that the bite “is” on. So, after a night gambling in Cherokee we got up and hit the river around 11ish. Water was down 2in. further than before but about the same clarity. John fished multiple bass jigs all day and I fished crank bait, spinners and jigs some. We ended up putting 3 nice small mouth in the boat and one fat bream. The bass were all over 14-15 inch range, nice work John. Later that evening he caught another smallie in the pigeon river on topwater popper, that fish was also in the 14in range.