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My biggest smallie

My biggest smallie

Scott Tuft

Valparaiso IN



As usual you catch a trophy fish when you least expect it. I was on a very relaxed guys fishing trip to Burt Lake Michigan. We had just weathered a storm that quickly rolled through the lake and wanted to fish some more. We pulled up on a rocky point, had the radio blaring, were laughing and having fun. We had already caught a couple of 3.5-4 pounders when I hooked this beauty. I knew that I had a larger fish on because of the drag. When she jumped near the boat, we all knew how special a fish it was! I landed it, measured and let her live to fight another day!

Species: Smallmouth Bass

Date Caught: 05/30/2013




Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 23


Weight: 6

Lure / Bait used: Lure | Watermelon Tube

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