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reel man

big smallies

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I wish the wife would let me take the camera along.I'm not normally a bass guy ,but today I opted to try a stretch of the root I had heard about from a friend.Wow to my suprise I landed 5 smallmouth that ranged from 16 to 20 inches.The 20 was tempting to put on the wall,but resisted and returned him and the rest back to the river.I have never had such a awesome day of bass fishing.Besides those I must of caught and released another 30 bass that were smaller.I would of kept fishing,but my screw fell out of my bail into the water.The larger bass all took 5 to 10 minutes to land.The drag was screeming.So many adult bass in one stretch of river seems unbelievable.Besides the ones I caught I could see more large ones running in and out of the shallows.I wish I could of photo'd these for others to see as they were the largest fattest smallies I've seen.

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Congrats RM! Good job and awesome post. What were you using for tackle?

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Just a good old crawler with a crimped hook and a small split shot. I think what keeps this place so good is how hard it is to reach.Believe me when I say I spent a lot of time in the shower after getting home.

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Good work on the C&R, it is tempting at times. I know of a hole or two that are tough to get to, but yield high rewards. Hard work pays off!! Well im off to Oxbow in search of the elusive 20 incher. Theres gotta be 1 in there somewhere. smirk.gif

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good luck tims, make sure to bring along some small jigs! she is too elusive for me sometimes.. smirk.gif

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Couple of 14's is all I could muster. Seems thats as big as i can get out of that stretch this season. So far....

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Take your wife and let her hold the camera. smile.gif

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Reel Man ... I certainnly dont want you to reveal the exact location of your smallie triumphs, but are you at liberty to give a general section ( i.e. "somewhere between bridge A and Bridge B?" I am taking my two teenage boys on a catch and release trout angling expedition for trout down that way next weekend and would be happy to switch gears for some brawlin' bronzebacks. If you prefer an email exchange, I am JDNEWMAN@Comcast.net. If you choose to keep the location to yourself, I can respect that decision as well. Thanks

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