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smallies by far it doesnt matter if you catch a 14inch largemouth and a 10 inch smallie the smallie will fight harder,,, or if you catch a 4lb smallie and a 4lb largemouth once again the smallie.

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Smallies are more "athletic" and will run and jump like crazy. Largemouth are less so, jumping some but just running down or away. I really am starting to believe the depth of the water has something to do with it too.

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Smallies, without any doubt, and river Smallies are the hardest fighting Smallies of all.  Quit is just not in their vocabulary.

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Whoa !!!!! i didn't know it was that big of differance. i'm going to have to go fish for some smallies. Where do yall think the closest place for me to find some from newton county, ms

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agree with the answers above.

ive read that they are harder to catch than LMs but in the rivers i fish they seem way more aggressive and easier to catch than the green ones.

find some good SM waters and bring a med or med light spinning outfit. a 3lb smallie will feel like monster largemouth on speed with lighter tackle.

to find SM in your area i suggest you post in the "Fishing Locations" forum under your region.

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Given a choice of which species to fish for, smallies wins every time in my book! I love how they fight when they see the boat. No quit in em' That said , I like shallow water fishing better, which means more Bigmouths. So in other words, I guess I like BOTH! ;D

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Right after they are hooked, largemouths put up a good fight.  I believe the difference is the largemouth gives up, or tires, much quicker.

My favorite pond that once held only smallmouth of the bass species now has only largemouth.  Apparently someone introduced them into the pond during my forty year hiatus from freshwater fishing.

In the spring, when they were on the beds, we'd catch smallmouth up to five pounds.  One Saturday in May, we caught four or five of them.  

We were "sportsmen" back then using four pound test line.  It would take nearly thirty minutes to bring a five pound smallie to boat.

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Whoa !!!!! i didn't know it was that big of differance. i'm going to have to go fish for some smallies. Where do yall think the closest place for me to find some from newton county, ms

All of the Tennessee River reservoirs, but especially below the dams:

Guntersville, Wheeler, Wilson, Pickwick and Kentucky Lake.

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"Which is a better fighter?"

If a smallmouth is a 10,

Largemouth: 5

Spot: 7

8-)

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lb for lb a SM will outfight a LM. They just don't know what quit means.  The problem with Smallies here on the NYC reservoirs is that the smallies become much harder to target once the summer season gets here as they go deep, suspend in very deep water, while the LM are much more predictable in their seasonal movements.

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Smallies are more "athletic" and will run and jump like crazy. Largemouth are less so, jumping some but just running down or away. I really am starting to believe the depth of the water has something to do with it too.

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A good LMB fight is more of a solid weight with headshakes. I absolutely love that type of fight when they get up to 4 lb +. The ones you can't waterski in (without huge tackle).

A good smallmouth fight is definitely more intense and exciting though. It's not so much of a solid weight, but a lot of direcional changes, and ridiculous acrobatics. I love when they see the boat and just beeline downwards.

I agree though, totally different sensations fighing LMB and smallies.

Also, I think LMB that are caught 10 ft + down fight much better than their friends who hang out in the shallows.

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It's not so much of a solid weight...

The question is "pound for pound". I assure you, a five or six lb

smallmouth is more "solid weight" than a comparable green fish.

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It's not so much of a solid weight...

The question is "pound for pound". I assure you, a five or six lb

smallmouth is more "solid weight" than a comparable green fish.

8-)

I think what Tony is meaning is that largemouth tend to bulldog more and smallies will not always keep tension on your line. Seems to me that green fish just want to escape without putting on a show, while the smallmouth are like "check this out" while jumping and running around. I catch fair numbers of both every year and they are just different. That being said has anyone ever caught a MEANMOUTH? I believe it is a smallie spot hybrid. Now that is what I would think to be a fighter!! We catch spots in the Ohio river but, I have never had one over two pounds.

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Pound for Pound?  Smallmouth bass, dinner plate bluegill, steelhead, and Chinook salmon come to mind as the strongest fighting fish in FW.  Some, like drum, carp, bowfin, and northerns pull pretty hard, but landing them isn't as hopeless as some of the aforementioned species make it seem.  the main challenge with Largemouth bass is choosing the right gear and developing the skill to overcome their choice of domain.

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I love to catch them both, however, if given the choice, I'll take the brown bass.

Falcon

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no doubt a smallmouth and I'm from Texas........ the initial force and power of a huge largemouth is overwhelming, but they don't have the stamina........ a smallie like everyone says just don't give up......

having said all that it is much harder to land a huge bigmouth than a smallmouth....... they are much more craftier in the art of getting off de hook........ :D

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