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On 7/21/2022 at 4:58 PM, NewAtIt said:

Went out today in the heat to test out a new swimbait rod and managed this lil fella on a 7” paddle tail. 

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The last pic lure is bigger then the fish Ive been catching.....lol

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15 hours ago, Captain Ahab said:

You are the king of giant swims!

 

I fish everything small,  largest thing I throw in fw is maybe .5 oz lol

It’s what I enjoy throwing and on occasion it pays pretty decent dividends and sometimes it pays nothing at all

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4 hours ago, vce12342000 said:

The last pic lure is bigger then the fish Ive been catching.....lol

I actually got bit a few times on this beauty in NJ but the fish mages to throw the bait every time so far. That’s one of the problems with really big baits - the weight of the bait acts as a fulcrum if the fish starts to shake his head. 
 

But I have high hopes for this bait once they start stocking trout again in the fall. 

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We did pretty well on the bass yesterday.  Caught about 20 in two hours.  My son got the biggest at 22 inches.  4 pounds 10 ounces.

 

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Took my dad up to NH for his birthday so he could experience smallmouth for the first time. After running into a few pissed off 3-4 pounders, he now understands why they're my favorite freshwater fish (they don't give up!). In the past, I've mostly stuck to a dropshot when targeting them so catching the 4lb in the first pic on topwater (Megabass Diamante spook) was super rewarding. They also crushed the Z-Man CFL chatterbait, which is a staple everywhere I fish given it's ability to vibrate at even the slowest retrieve and stay low in the water column when speeding up retrieve. Not only was this was our first time fishing this lake, but our electronics failed, forcing us to go off of instinct alone. This combination of factors made catching these fish extra rewarding. That said, can't wait to get back to surfcasting for stripers!

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6 mins ago, Newport Striper said:

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Took my dad up to NH for his birthday so he could experience smallmouth for the first time. After running into a few pissed off 3-4 pounders, he now understands why they're my favorite freshwater fish (they don't give up!). In the past, I've mostly stuck to a dropshot when targeting them so catching the 4lb in the first pic on topwater (Megabass Diamante spook) was super rewarding. They also crushed the Z-Man CFL chatterbait, which is a staple everywhere I fish given it's ability to vibrate at even the slowest retrieve and stay low in the water column when speeding up retrieve. Not only was this was our first time fishing this lake, but our electronics failed, forcing us to go off of instinct alone. This combination of factors made catching these fish extra rewarding. That said, can't wait to get back to surfcasting for stripers!

Def nice smallies there. 

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3 hours ago, Newport Striper said:

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Took my dad up to NH for his birthday so he could experience smallmouth for the first time. After running into a few pissed off 3-4 pounders, he now understands why they're my favorite freshwater fish (they don't give up!). In the past, I've mostly stuck to a dropshot when targeting them so catching the 4lb in the first pic on topwater (Megabass Diamante spook) was super rewarding. They also crushed the Z-Man CFL chatterbait, which is a staple everywhere I fish given it's ability to vibrate at even the slowest retrieve and stay low in the water column when speeding up retrieve. Not only was this was our first time fishing this lake, but our electronics failed, forcing us to go off of instinct alone. This combination of factors made catching these fish extra rewarding. That said, can't wait to get back to surfcasting for stripers!

niceeeeee bronzeback 

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Quick bank session between t storms this evening yielded on angry lil gill eater on a 3 piece waking bait thrown over a grassy flat. 

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They wouldn’t eat big baits today - all they wanted was a lil megabass popper. Wound up with 5 lil guys today. 

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7 mins ago, Captain Ahab said:

Testing some new lipless cranks last night

 

Huge crappies. No bass lol

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:th:Love crappie on UL, I just wish there was enough water in my spot to launch.:shrug:

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1 hour ago, richie c said:

:th:Love crappie on UL, I just wish there was enough water in my spot to launch.:shrug:

These guys were in the 2 lb range so plenty of fight for my med lite bass rods.

 

Next time I am gonna see if they are white crappie as if not they are huge blacks

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