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Year in (small) review! Had the time of my life!

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Being in North Central Illinois, the fishing season has been over for me for a little while now. Looking back, I had a really fun season. For the first time ever, I largely skipped out on LMB fishing in favor of SMB fishing. I had the time of my life on the river.

 

First fish of the season. What a donkey:

 

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First (and one of few) decent LMB of the season. I didn't go to work that day because I had Norovirus. It was my 28th birthday too. As it was my birthday, I mustered up some strength to go to the tiny pond a couple blocks away to fish for 20 minutes:

 

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The season got juicy from there as I spent 99% of my time on the river chasing Smallies. 

 

My first big SMB:

 

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I looked like a little kid after catching this fatty:

 

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Another nice one on the Ned Rig:

 

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Whopper Plopper fish? Whopper Plopper fish! This thing was a beast. I've never had a bass peel drag on a casting setup the way she did. Absolutely incredible to watch her fighting in relatively clear, green tea water, right in front of me:

 

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I got this one on a KVD 1.5 right before the lightning struck. What was a promising night was cut too short, as was my season:

 

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It was an amazing season and I can't wait for spring. My wife had a great season too, but she doesn't like her photos online. We've restocked our gear and have ordered some brand new kayaks. We're going to start the season with a river tournament with 2 other couples. Guys vs Girls, 3v3. Here's to an even better 2019!

 

 

 

 

This is what happens after you end a day long fishing trip with your wife and buddies at the bar. You end up passed out drunk in a shopping cart somewhere. Or maybe it's just me:

 

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:)......at least your flexible....

Now...me.....I would be stuck.

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Glad you had a fun year and seem like more awesome years are waiting for you and your wife. Keep us post on you big catch.

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In every one of those photos it looks like you had fun. Especially the last one. :thumbsup:

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This was another cool day from this season. One of my fishing buddies told me I can't crank. We were supposed to go out and he was supposed to lay it to me cranking. Well he dipped out and I went. I caught 5 good ones on consecutive casts and peppered his inbox with them. Can't crank huh buddy? Lol

 

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Then I whopper plopper'd one just cuz I can

 

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This little Larry fought like a savage. Like I said, it was a Smallie year. Not many lmbs.

 

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Got a good release photo on a LMB

 

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2 hours ago, Gundog said:

In every one of those photos it looks like you had fun. Especially the last one. :thumbsup:

I had a blast man. So the shopping cart photo needs a little explanation. We parked at my buddies a few blocks from the bar and walked up like smart people. I got lit up and on the walk back we came across a random cart in the road. I wasn't walking too well so they put me in it and pushed me. I don't remember getting back to his house at all lol

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Looks like you had a great year. Smallies are the best!

 

GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!

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if you put me in a shopping cart, you'd have to call and get the jaws of life to get me out.    great pics. great year.

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