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 I made the long journey this morning from Vermont to one of my favorite fall fishing spots in New Hampshire. The forecast for the day was chance of showers with a high of 50 degrees ( I don't think it ever did get above 45). I  was on the lake and making my first cast at 11 am. Within minutes it started to pour. It wouldn't stop raining until 4 pm, an hour before I left.  My game plan was simple. Go to the best spot on the lake and never leave it. It is a rather large offshore rocky hump I am very confident in this time of year. It consistently has been a good late fall fishing spot for me.  I targeted 15-40 feet fishing a silver buddy. I was mostly making long casts and slowly hopping it back to the boat. I did catch several fish "videogame" fishing. I would mark a fish on my down scan and drop my silver buddy on their head. I caught several fish doing this. In 6 hours I caught 10 smallies and 7 largemouth. The average size was good. My biggest smallies were 4-1, 3-11, 3-4, 3-3, 3-2 and 3-2. The biggest largemouth were 4-0, 3-9 and 3-0. The biggest 5 fish went 18-9. It was a cold rainy day. I glad I toughed it out, it was worth it.

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At only 17 inches the 4 lb 0 oz largemouth was a bit fat. Looked like he had been eating well.

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Lunker smallmouth of the day at 4 lbs 1 oz

I have all day to fish tomorrow. I will be going somewhere else and hunting trophy largemouth with a jig.

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That not a bit fat believe me, if my vet see that fish she would say that is over weight fish like she always tell me about two of my dogs.

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Geez, and I thought the 18.25" 4 pounder I caught Thursday was fat!

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Wow - that LMB looks deformed it's So Fat !

Nice Smallie too

Congrats

A-Jay

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What an awesome day and holy cow that's a belly!

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Nice fish, GREAT pics!

 

:cat-in-pumpkin:

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Good night that fish is a chunk!!

Definitely an over inflated football from the last
Patriots loss to the Bills. :) 

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Wow great day. I have never come close to an 18 lb limit

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Wow...that is soooo fat. Wow. 

Have you caught any of those near state record largemouth bass this fall yet Mainebass1984? Always fun seeing those monster bags you pull off.

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Great fish, congrats! Loos like a sunny warm day! lol

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Nice bass!

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That's a nice group of healthy fish.  That largemouth appears to have plentiful forage.  I hope it doesn't die of obesity before it reaches trophy size.  :)

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Keg belly right there!

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On ‎10‎/‎30‎/‎2016 at 7:02 PM, shimmy said:

Wow...that is soooo fat. Wow. 

Have you caught any of those near state record largemouth bass this fall yet Mainebass1984? Always fun seeing those monster bags you pull off.

It is still a work in progress this fall... I have about another month of fishing before ice up. Its crunch time !

17 hours ago, Yeajray231 said:

Would love to know for sure what it was full of..

Only 100% sure way to find out would be to kill it and I don't want to do that.

I am pretty confident that you would find that fish full of Smelt. I was fishing around huge schools of them and most of the fish were spitting them up on the way in.

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Talk about a hog! Wow that looks silly. Nice fish. 

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4 minutes ago, Paul Roberts said:

Oh my! So... what's in that stomach?? Any idea?

 

On 11/1/2016 at 9:23 AM, Mainebass1984 said:

It is still a work in progress this fall... I have about another month of fishing before ice up. Its crunch time !

Only 100% sure way to find out would be to kill it and I don't want to do that.

I am pretty confident that you would find that fish full of Smelt. I was fishing around huge schools of them and most of the fish were spitting them up on the way in.

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