Nothing Gets Cold When the Fishing is Hot

Nothing Gets Cold When the Fishing is Hot

Lee Johnson

Mahtomedi MN



Wading for smallmouth in December in Minnesota? Ya gotta be nuts! But there I was, 30 feet out on a rock bar, thigh deep in the Mississippi, a light snow falling, reminding myself to keep my balance every time I set the hook,The presentation couldn't have been easier. Medium weight spinning tackle with a 4-5" sucker suspended below a slip bobber. With short casts into the heavier current, I left the bail open, kept the rod tip high and let the rig drift parallel to the shore. On this particular day, the drift seldom lasted 75 feet. I released 16 smallmouth in just under two hours, the smallest at 14 inches.Nothing gets cold when the fishing is hot...well, almost nothing.



Species: Smallmouth Bass


Date Caught: 12/30/2011

Kept / Released: Released

Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 20.25 inches

Weight:

Lure / Bait used: Bait | 5 inch sucker minnow

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