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Toby

Is it just me?

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Is it just me or are Mississippi smallies really heafty for their size. I fish up in Canada all the time and those fish arent half as fat as these are. Earlier in the summer i caught my first 20"er up in canada and it weighed 4.5 lbs. Then just last saturday on the miss. our boat pulled in a 20.25"er that weighed 6 lbs. Why are they like this?

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They are definetely more plump in the Brainerd area.... but there are a whole lot less of them up there too. Density dependent competition may have somethig to do with it. For the most part river smallies willl be just the opposite. Much lighter than lake fish. Each environment is unique, forage availability obviously determines relative weight (plumpness), as does time of year and relative temperatures. Sounds like a nice fish though.... Pics??

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Were getting the camera developed in a couple of weeks. Ill post it here when i get it.

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