Thanks Robert for your information. Very helpful. My brother in law caught a largemouth at 4 lb 10 ounces and one that was 4 lb 4 oz. we caught a couple dozen Quality ...more fish over 2 lb. had many blowups on top water they were under the floating docks. The fish we caught were still on beds. Water temperature was 73 the 1st day and by the end of the week it was 79. Tried some stripper fishing and no luck. Had a great time on the Smith Mountain Lake. Very busy on the weekend but very much alone during the week. I would post a couple of pictures but I am to old to figure out how. All the fish were released to give someone else the opportunity to catch them when they are bigger. Again, thanks for the update.