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Fished from 11:00 - 5:00 yesterday. A perfect day to be on the lake with heavy overcast and little to no wind (to make me wish I had an Ultrex :lol:). WT 63. Fish depth 6-22'. Caught 23 from 12" - 17 1/2". All smallies and all on the varmint. Had 5 keepers. I am continually amazed at just how hard a 13-14" smallie will pull on a spinning rod let alone a 17 1/2". The head shake of the latter at hookset is worth the price of admission by itself. Heading north Tuesday (dodging snowfalls in the northland) and it will be with a tear in my eye. The fishing has been just phenomenal the last 2 weeks but I'm also going to miss the beauty of this lake. I just can't get enough of fighting a smallmouth up through 15' of incredible aquamarine water. 

I hope y'all stay dry and have a great rest of the year!

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53 minutes ago, Macsimus said:

Fished from 11:00 - 5:00 yesterday. A perfect day to be on the lake with heavy overcast and little to no wind (to make me wish I had an Ultrex :lol:). WT 63. Fish depth 6-22'. Caught 23 from 12" - 17 1/2". All smallies and all on the varmint. Had 5 keepers. I am continually amazed at just how hard a 13-14" smallie will pull on a spinning rod let alone a 17 1/2". The head shake of the latter at hookset is worth the price of admission by itself. Heading north Tuesday (dodging snowfalls in the northland) and it will be with a tear in my eye. The fishing has been just phenomenal the last 2 weeks but I'm also going to miss the beauty of this lake. I just can't get enough of fighting a smallmouth up through 15' of incredible aquamarine water. 

I hope y'all stay dry and have a great rest of the year!

swg12e.jpg

2guyvs5.jpg

 

 

 

 

53 minutes ago, Macsimus said:

I am continually amazed at just how hard a 13-14" smallie will pull on a spinning rod let alone a 17 1/2". The head shake of the latter at hookset is worth the price of admission by itself.

Agreed.  I love those brown fish.  Heck, they even pull hard on a baitcasting rig.  Many a time me or Champ188 would think we had a humdinger hooked up only to discover it was a little scrappy, mean brownie.

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Man, good for you.  Sounds like we were living parallel lives to a degree.

I kept thinking of all the other things I could be throwing and different places I could be throwing it but I just couldn't bring myself to leave those dang smallies.

Travel home safe and I hope you get back soon.

None of us should be forced to leave that place against our will.

I still think it has something to do with "The Man".

You know, "The Man always trying to keep me down"!

 

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1 hour ago, vernon said:

Travel home safe and I hope you get back soon.

None of us should be forced to leave that place against our will.

 

Thanks. Grandson has his first TBF/FLW high school tournament next weekend. 

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Just now, dtrs5kprs said:

Leaving Thursday. I've seen the old girl high before, so...

Too bad. I originally thought your trip timing was perfect. But, that was 5' of lake ago. 

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