The period we refer to as bug fishing is here. With cooler nights the summer cicadas have started falling out of trees and dying off. There are a lot of big smallmouth bass cruising shore lines and waiting in the shadows for a floating meal. This is the most exciting time of year for smallmouth bass fly fishing. Watching a big bass slowly rise up and suck a popper down from the surface will get anyones heart racing. Here are just a few from the past two days that fell for the topwater fly. .