Carrie and I have been busy this week shutting down the camp, but I did manage to take a few minutes to fish Sunday evening. I was casting a green 1/4 oz. jig with a gray twister tail above the falls just a few yards off the dock. On my 2nd cast I felt a solid hit and set the hook and a smallmouth came out of the water like a rocket. He jumped completely out of the water two more times and fought like a heavyweight even though he only measured at 13″.
Then on the very next cast I hooked up again with another smallmouth – this one 12.5″!
These two bumped our season total up to 22 smallmouth bass caught and released. Smallmouth bass are tough fighters and a blast to catch. Hopefully we”ll see many more caught and released next season!