It took exactly one cast to set the plan in motion when a feisty 10" smallie grabbed my fly. What was really crazy was watching a much larger small mouth chase and nip at him as I brought him in. Another couple of casts and I had another. The larger fish once again gave chase. (Seeing this got me thinking...I need to start tying a bigger fly that imitates a small mouth that is around six to eight inches long) I worked this pool for another ten minutes and pulled about half a dozen fish with the biggest being around 14".
The rest of the day consisted of finding any pool I could find, casting at it, pulling a few fish, and moving on to the next. The best pools were either at the end of a set of rapids or right before it. Only a couple of fish were found in pools that were next to a set of rapids or right in the middle of it. The best flies of the day were a three color clouser (dark blue over electric blue over white) and an olive sculpin pattern. I made my first cast around 9am and was off the water by 4pm. By the end of that, I had covered about two miles of water upstream and two miles back down with a grand total of 29 fish brought to hand - all small mouth. I can't even begin to count the number of hook sets that I missed. Most of the fish landed were in the 8" to 10" inch range and six of them over 14". As for the other part of the plan...well it never happened. I was having so much fun with these small mouth that I never even tried for anything else.