I've been catching some nice fish during my vacation this week. Thursday morning I head down towards a section of the Fox to scout out some possible wading spots and a couple of creeks. As I take notes and pictures, I also notice there are small pounds along the creeks. Thinking back to the flood and amount of water that went through the area a couple of months back, I couldn't help but wonder if anything form the river had gotten into these ponds.
After a few of 12" and 13" LMB from throwing a Crabby Bass Whacker under some over hang trees, over a log, and along a weed patch. Running short on time, I decide to cover the wind blown side of the larger pond with a BPS Egg since I can cast past the middle of it. After ripping some weeds and 1 LMB, I made a cast to the dead center of the pond and retrieved. I was feeling a few bumps along what felt like weeds when the Egg got slammed! I set the hook and felt the jolt of energy and it leaps out of the water. It's a TANK smallie! After a few minutes of fight, I have it near the muddy shore and I am now holding a 20" long smallmouth with a 12.25" girth and probably weighing just under 4lb. WOW!
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