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.