World-class Smallmouths

The title of this article will no doubt cause some controversy across the land. One angler’s definition of “world-class” is likely very different from another’s. However, I will go out on a limb and say a 5-pound brown bass will make any good fisherman sit up and take notice.

This 5-pound barrier is rarely broken. When it is, there is cause for celebration. If you happen to be on a fishing trip and you get to touch a 5-pound-plus smallie three or four times a day, that is remarkable. I had just such a trip this fall.

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