Pretty nice Smallmouth Bass tonight

Discussion in 'Bass Fishing' started by Sentry Dog Man, Aug 8, 2006.

  1. Sentry Dog Man

    Sentry Dog Man New Member

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    Caught a pretty good Smallie tonight about 45 minutes before dark. He was 17 1/2 inches long and weighed 2 pounds 3 ounces. Although, (if you can read the scale) the scale only shows 2 pounds 2 ounces. But, that is because I had my hand under his tail. But, if you don't believe me I have another pic that shows the scale at 2 pounds 3 ounces that I can post.

    This was the best smallmouth I have ever caught. But, I have only caught two or three. Since, I have only fished for them a couple of times. And, I was not fishing for Smallmouth this evening when I caught this one. I was drifting minnows for some channel cats. I was using 6 pound line on a very light action rod. He really gave me a fit.
     

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  2. Gibbzilla

    Gibbzilla New Member

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    Congrats. Rep to ya.
     

  3. BassMassey

    BassMassey Well-Known Member

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    looks like bait for Mellon........
     
  4. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

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    Nice fish brother, congrats on the catch!!
     
  5. truckin4x4

    truckin4x4 New Member

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    nice fish my man nice fish
     
  6. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

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    Real nice fish.Congrats on the catch.
     
  7. Nightprowler

    Nightprowler New Member

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    Awesome fish Mike, congatulations.
     
  8. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

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    nice smallmouth! i have never ate one. are they any good?
     
  9. jason berry

    jason berry New Member

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    Nice fish I used to catch a few in 7 mile creek in Ohio I like smallmouths.
     
  10. Sentry Dog Man

    Sentry Dog Man New Member

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    I have never eaten one either. Have only caught a few to begin with and I released them. But, I kept this one and filleted him last night and will cook him tonight. I will let you know what I think of the taste.
     
  11. Dmitri

    Dmitri New Member

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    Nice catch brother. I've never eaten smallie either. I'll eat striped bass and they are good, but always throw back my largemouths and smallies hoping to catch them another day.
     
  12. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    nice fish man. i also caught my personal best smallie recently. i was fishin for catfish...lol. Mine was caught at Kentucky lake.
    I knew right after i had it on it wasn't a cat...lol. Thought it was a striped bass at first....

    anyways, grats!

    cyas
    rc
     
  13. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

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    Nice looking fish congrats I have caught a few most of the time fishing for other fish:big_smile:
     
  14. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Nice looking fish brother.
     
  15. carpet1

    carpet1 New Member

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    NICE I bet he gave you a good fight