Popper fishing continues to produce the big bass on the James river.  The bass have there eyes on the surface for sure looking for that dying cicada to float by. I had  Matti out today for the first time.  Matti is know new comer to fly fishing and it showed on the bass he put in the boat today.  Matti landed a 20.5 inch smallmouth bass, 19 inch largemouth bass and a 19.5 inch smallmouth bass today all on topwater flies.  The topwater bite is on fire right now, don’t let it pass you by its a long winter.photo 3 (20) photo 2 (32)