It's football season - New PB SMB

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It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby FloridaRigger » Oct Thu 01, 2020 11:25 am

I fished a small flowage in Northern Wisconsin last month looking for Pike and Smallies. We had fished it earlier in the year for pike and I swear I spotted a giant smallmouth cruising the shoreline. With that in mind, we brought the smallie gear along and targeted shallow wood and docks. I was hoping for some nice fish but didn't expect these tanks!
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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby RonG » Oct Thu 01, 2020 11:29 am

Jeepers! That thing must have really fought.
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Postby Aux Pleins » Oct Thu 01, 2020 11:34 am

Round and Brown. :clap:
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Postby joetrain » Oct Thu 01, 2020 11:48 am

The recon payed off.
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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby grems » Oct Thu 01, 2020 1:05 pm

Way to chase down that PB, gorgeous!
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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby FishinMatt » Oct Thu 01, 2020 2:25 pm

That is awesome. In northern Wisconsin so many are focused on walleye and musky, the smallies can go overlooked. Some flowages will have shallow fish in along shorelines all year. One of the few things I have learned watching Gillepsie. Glad you cracked your pb!
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Postby Lip_Yanker » Oct Thu 01, 2020 2:46 pm

Sweet! Some serious bronze backs.


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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby FloridaRigger » Oct Thu 01, 2020 3:25 pm

RonG wrote:Jeepers! That thing must have really fought.


yep, I'm lucky he didnt take me under the dock! Catching smallies is a blast on a 7ft ML St Croix Eyecon rod. I run 10lb 832 braid to 8lb Trilene XL mono leader.
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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby FloridaRigger » Oct Thu 01, 2020 3:28 pm

FishinMatt wrote:That is awesome. In northern Wisconsin so many are focused on walleye and musky, the smallies can go overlooked. Some flowages will have shallow fish in along shorelines all year. One of the few things I have learned watching Gillepsie. Glad you cracked your pb!


for sure, they do good management for trophy fish on many of the lakes. there's great largemouth fishing up there as well if you can avoid the toothy critters.
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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby Rambler » Oct Thu 01, 2020 3:56 pm

HOLY CRAAAAAAP!
Keep calm and fish on...

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Postby mike son » Oct Thu 01, 2020 7:33 pm

Hell ya! Congrats on the PB. Speaking of football season, who would of thought the Bears would start out 3-0? 2020, man :roll:
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Postby FloridaRigger » Oct Thu 01, 2020 8:30 pm

mike son wrote:Hell ya! Congrats on the PB. Speaking of football season, who would of thought the Bears would start out 3-0? 2020, man :roll:

Feels like 2001 with the comeback wins and quarterback carousel. They'll finish 13-3 losing to the Packers twice and Tom Brady
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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby DPMike » Oct Thu 01, 2020 9:36 pm

Gorgeous football size smallies!
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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby jmdog2003 » Oct Thu 01, 2020 10:04 pm

I don't know if there's a prettier fish than a north woods smallie. Good post :thumbup:
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Postby coyote » Oct Fri 02, 2020 2:16 pm

Wow what Beauts
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Postby Skifish1 » Oct Sun 04, 2020 8:07 pm

Awesome, the colors on those brown tannish colored smallmouth is so cool.
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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby badger75 » Oct Fri 09, 2020 7:11 pm

Congrats on that PB! That is a football colored football. Way to go.
Would that be a flowage on the Wisconsin river?
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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby FloridaRigger » Oct Sat 17, 2020 9:41 pm

badger75 wrote:Wisconsin river


Tributary of the wisconsin river
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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby jonny2can » Oct Sun 18, 2020 10:40 am

I recognize the zman package.. which swimbait you use? looks like they make 4 different ones.. 20.5 is definitly a serious smallie! Good job
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Re: It's football season - New PB SMB

Postby FloridaRigger » Oct Mon 19, 2020 3:13 pm

jonny2can wrote:I recognize the zman package.. which swimbait you use? looks like they make 4 different ones.. 20.5 is definitly a serious smallie! Good job


I believe it was a green pumpkin finesse TRD on a 1/16oz jig. I also use the TRD ticklerz and hogz. For swimbaits I use the Keitech swing impact fat
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