Dad and I had our personal best tournament bag of 26.15 lbs of smallmouth, placing us in the top 4 at the event. Incredible day on the water tossing back 5lbers ...more because they were too small. Unbelievable.
"Eye" I have caught some strange looking fish before, but this guy was one ugly smallmouth. 🧐
It was weird...I looked for scars from hooks but didn't ...more see anything and the eye was fully intact, not punctured at all, just a blown up eye that looked like it was fully functioning but just bulging out.
Not sure what the deal was.....whatever it was, it wasn't good.
Well the NY B.A.S.S Nation event didn’t go as well as I wanted.
I contemplated all night before on whether to make a big run north away from Ticonderoga where I ...more am more comfortable. Not to mention taking into the consideration the abysmal one practice day I had in Ti.
While launching the boat I was still debating what to do. Last second I decided to just stay close to home and grind it out for the green fish. I did get a couple of decent ones and finished off my limit for the day, but just couldn’t get rid of two small guys.
On a positive note. I did focus on using a different technique that I don’t normally use and got all my fish on it. So even though it wasn’t a great finish for the day, I did learn something that I hope I can use moving forward.
Even the small ones were angry today
Little open water smallmouth fishing on Lake Champlain
I love Lake Champlain
Decent chunker largmeouth on the jig.