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I'll take sight fishing smallies with a 5" swimbait for $500, Alex...

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Got onto a pattern with the smallies on Memorial Day. They were holding close to shore on wood. We had already caught about a half dozen decent sized fish on this pattern and they were all spawned out females. 

We came upon a tree and I let my partner fish this particular tree. While he's flipping it, I see a big smallmouth slowly cruising close to the bank. I pick up my 5" Keitech and flip out in front of her. The bait lands a foot in front of her face. A perfect flip! I slowly start cranking and she follows it. She then puts her cheek right up next to the bait and keeps swimming with it. I give the bait a twitch and kill it. She latches onto the head of it and I set the hook. Fish on! 

 

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This fish measured just a hair shy of 23". Sadly, because she was spawned out, she only weighed 3.6 pounds. 

 

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Nice Smallie

btw - Love the HUK.

:)

A-Jay

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Nice fish!

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Keitech baby. When in doubt whip one out. Or just leave it tied on. Nice fish 

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Nice fish!

 

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Thanks everyone. What I'd really like to know is what this fish weighed before she spawned. 

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Where were you fishing if I may ask?

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Tough to beat a Keitech for this kind of fishing. For any kind of fishing actually! :)

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Yup my biggest smallie was 23" 4.2lbs. I feel your pain. But boy do they make a largemouth look like a wuss!

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