A photo of Calvin Fease's catch

Caught By

Calvin Fease
7/2/2014 5:25:53 PM

Fished the Wisconsin River (@bassinboy01 think you can add it?), and pulled out an awesome 5 pound Smallie! It's ridiculous how hard these fish fight. If it was in Texas, I would've thought it to be around 7 or 8 pounds judging by the fight. It was sitting in about 6FOW right off a large boulder under a dam. With access to the current, these fish can make some serious runs, so be prepared.

Catch Details

Smallmouth Bass
Wisconsin River

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I caught it on a drop-shotted 4.5" finesse worm on 6# fluorocarbon spooled on a Pflueger Patriarch 9535 mounted on a Dobyns Champion 702SF.


    1. BassHunter1 0
      Dang nice fish
    2. ATLBassin 0
      Alright thanks!
    3. MrPopular 0
      Congrats! You made it on the popular page on Jul 03, 2014!
    4. Calvin Fease 0
      @ATLBassin don't wait them out. Smallies are so aggressive that of they're there, they'll feed instantly. Try drop-shots, shaky-heads, tubes, flick-shakes, ...more and anything else on a spinning rod.
    5. ATLBassin 0
      I'm makin a trip up to sturgeon bay in a couple weeks to do some smallmouth fishin, any insight on what's workin up in Wisconsin at this time of the year? ...more Would be greatly appreciated
    6. Peyton Dalatri 0
      My bad I havent updated the app yet
    7. Calvin Fease 0
      @Peytond52 if you check the description, you'll see that it came on a 4.5" finesse worm I make. I had it rigged on a drop-shot with 6# fluorocarbon and ...more a Dobyns Champion 702S.
    8. Peyton Dalatri 0
      What did u catch it on?
    9. Calvin Fease 0
      @jstruve agreed. They're incredible sport fish. @bassinboy01 thanks! @wyldechyle77 they really are amazing fish. The "tick-tick" hit is really uncharacteristic ...more of them considering their raw power.
    10. Chuck LaBruna 0
      Nice job! Smallmouth bass are pound for pound the hardest fighting fish in freshwater. MUCH more of a battle than a largemouth, I've even had some fight harder ...more than Northern Pike
    11. Jacob Breaux 0
      Not sure why the Wisconsin River wasn't showing up for ya. We've had it in the system for a while. I changed the blert though.
    12. Jacob Breaux 0
      Great blert and fish. Congrats on that beast too.
    13. jstruve 0
      @CalvinFease they fight hard at 1 lb I love catching smallies more then almost any fish based on that alone! Nice work and nice fish! Caught a 3 lb one while back ...more thought I had hooked a Muskie.
    14. eastonsutley 0
      Awesome smallie!
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