Football Season!

Football Season!
It's Football Season!

Paul Strege

Deerfield Wisconsin



One of my favorite times of year is football season! Not because I like sitting on the couch watching college and NFL games. Rather, football-shaped smallmouth are more accessible this time of year more than any other. I caught this beauty fishing a new Terminator Super Stainless Rig tipped with Trigger X Slop Hoppers and silver willow blades off of a deep main lake flat. I did not believe this fish was as big as it was until I unhooked her. Almost as an afterthough, I measured it and discovered it was over 20 inches. Largest one of the season!


Species: Smallmouth Bass

Date Caught: 10/28/2012


Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 20-1/4"


Weight: 5

Lure / Bait used: Lure | 8" Terminator Super Stainless Rig

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