Enjoy fly fishing for Neosho-strain smallmouth bass
in the Glover River. The Glover holds rare native Neosho-strain
smallmouth bass, along with Kentucky spotted bass, and a variety
The Glover has protected areas for wade fishing.
Using low-visibility line, light tackle, small bait and careful
casting you can pull an abundance of perch, smallmouth and largemouth
bass and other species. Fishing is best on the upper section of
the river, above the rapids and faster moving waters.
The best smallmouth fishing on the Glover
starts in mid April. This is when a streamer or big nymph imitation
can tie you into some of the river's biggest fish. As the water
warms in early summer, topwaters become more effective. June sees
bass coming up for poppers, while July and August call for dragonfly
and damselfly patterns. Come fall, hopper and cricket patterns work
best. And, of course, crawdad and baitfish imitations are almost