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Old 04-06-2012, 05:00 PM
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Default Smallmouth!!!!!

I was excited when I caught a couple of 12-13" smallmouth last week, but was really EXCITED when this hog took my Clouser Minnow!
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It measured 18" in length, but was so big around!!! I had a brand new net. It was at home, still in its packaging. I was standing in waist deep water, and when it jumped, I thought there was no way I'd land that fish. The stream is littered with huge boulders, and I quickly backed into shallow water. After a couple more leaps, I was able to grab its lip and take a pic. Rod was a 590 Sage Z-Axis with a 6wt line (Windy!!!), and an 8' 3X knotted leader. I'm a happy camper!
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:18 PM
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Nice fish, Frank! Love those smallies...
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Nice one Frank!! Glad to know I'm not the only one that forget his net! LOL
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Congrats that sure is one pretty fish!
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That's a great bass Frank!
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Thanks Guys! I still have a big grin on my face. Check it out: LOL!!!! This is better than the Easter Bunny!!!

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I knew there were smallmouth in that section, as I had seen them leaping and chasing baitfish into the shallows last week. I usually use a bead chain Clouser Minnow, but the smallmouth tend to stay in the deeper channels when not chasing a meal. I hate to cast heavy flies, but switched to the lead Clouser Minnow after not getting anything. It only took a few drifts past a promising channel to hook that sucker. I think it was Davo or BigFly (Jim Landis) who said that the difference between catching and not catching can be a single split shot. Good advice....
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Congrats. That's a big smallie anywhere.
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I caught that one in Neshaminy Creek, two miles from my home (tops). The Delaware River is nearby (10 miles to the section I fish), but I catch more and bigger smallmouths in the Neshaminy...way more. I tell friends about the Neshaminy, but they never seem to make it over there...
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I think it was Davo or BigFly (Jim Landis) who said that the difference between catching and not catching can be a single split shot. Good advice....
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Must have been Bigfly, I've had a couple of prophetic moments in my life but that was not one of them. Though I wish I had said it!! LOL.
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nice smallie frank looks like you had a great day.

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