What a great bunch of guys, I knew there were a bunch of us who love Big Walnut Creek, but I didn't realize how many. This is "Prime-Time" for smallmouth, during the hottest weather, anytime of day. I'll tell you, in my experience, all you need is a buzzbait, it'll catch the most & biggest smallmouth from anywhere in that creek. It'll also catch spotted bass, in the slow water. The pool that starts below I-70 is full of spotted bass, plus smallmouth. Some largemouth, too. Real mucky bottom, but wadeable. If the thunderstorms don't ruin the water tomorrow, I'll be there Saturday.