Sunday afternoon I got a call from my friend Dieter Scheel, who is a local Delaware River guide stationed in Lambertville, NJ. "The smallmouth bite is on fire," he said. "Want to come out this afternoon?" Of course I did, so I quickly pulled together boxes of poppers, stickbaits, Senkos, tubes, streamers, bunny flies...you name it. I was going armed to the teeth. When I get to the boat, Dieter says, "Just leave all that stuff in the car. It won't do you any good."