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Deep SM

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There are probably a lot of opinions out there on this subject, but I have to ask, just how deep can you take SM from and still practice successful CPR?  I fish a large, deep hilland type reservoir with many submerges hump type structure and very clear water.  Seems like every year they move to the 40' - 50' depths adjacent to open water humps, but I'm reluctant to fish them due to my concern about their well being.  Anyone have any facts on this subject?

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I've caught SM on Lake Erie up to 35 feet deep and turned em loose. It seems that if you get them back into the water quickly they do ok. I have seen some that rode around in a livewell all day and couldn't swim back down w/o fizzing them. For the depths you speak of I'm not really sure......

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46 ft on the bottom is the deepest smallies I've caught. I did learn how to fizz a fish but like using a very heavy jig on another rod. Just cut the piont off and hold the hook in the mouth and start the fish down.

This year i'm trying the lead off a marker bouy.

Garnet

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Thanks for the input guys. Like I said, there is little written literature on this subject for some reason?

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