Nice videos! Me likes the music on the last one.
That first video, that fish must have jumped over 6 ft.
Is it me or do smallies lose about 25% to 50% of their size from the time you hook them till the time you land it.
I swear, every smallie I hook does that.
It's goes like this...
hard pull (pulls like a 3 pounder)
jumps 4 feet in the air (looks like a 3 pounder)
get him in close (looks like a 2 pounder)
land and weigh
he goes a pound and a half
That being said, I ain't complaining. Catching a smallie any size is always special.
Heck, can't make a post without showing a pic. This was one of those days it all just worked. BTW, pic makes it look bigger than it was. I have small hands and that Battenkill reel is far enough away from the lens it makes fish look bigger. Just a very pretty fish.