The whole fam headed north from Orlando and ended up in Tennessee. After a quick run to bass pro for some gear and licenses, my brother and I hit the little pigeon river this morning to try to catch some smallmouth. A species and style of fishing entirely foreign to us Alabama boys. Neither of us had ever caught a smallmouth over about 6" long, and those were caught on live worms bream fishing on Lake Wheeler. We seemed to figure it out though, catching 6 smallmouth, 2 rock bass, and a small sucker in just a couple of hours, all on a ned rig. Biggest smallie was 14.5”. Can’t wait to head back out and catch some more in the morning!