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Offline zelmo

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Shifting tactics pays off
« on: July 13, 2019, 11:25:55 AM »
We all know that the Susquehanna is a great smallmouth fishery.  I can tell you that it has some great largemouth also.

My boat is fiberglass with a prop, so I am limited to the deeper pools like Frederic, Clarke, and Conowingo.  In the past I have struggled to find the smallmouth during the middle of the summer, so this year I decided to see what I could do with largemouth.  I started throwing larger baits in areas that I thought should hold the green fish and it has paid off.

Each trip out has produced numerous fish that have been over 4 lbs and quite a few over 5 lbs.  Although I don't have the camera skills of others here are a few from my boat and a friends:

5.8 lbs

5.2 lbs

And the kicker at 6.9 lbs

I know the big fish doesn't look like much in the picture but that was a function of being in a hurry to get it back in the water.  Interesting that the fish are not long but they are fat.

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Shifting tactics pays off
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Offline Phil Sweeney

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Re: Shifting tactics pays off
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2019, 07:40:39 AM »
Nice fish! Good job.

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Re: Shifting tactics pays off
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2019, 06:43:50 AM »
 Nice job.... my buddy hasn't taken me out there for a few years(smallie hunting) but I'll keep this in mind... If he ever takes me again.... LOL.

 That last picture is a 6+lb smallie right ?

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Re: Shifting tactics pays off
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2019, 04:19:46 PM »
No, that is a LM.

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Re: Shifting tactics pays off
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2019, 05:28:16 PM »
 The markings on the cheek threw me.... just the fuzzy picture I guess ... ;D

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Re: Shifting tactics pays off
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019, 08:22:51 PM »
Yes, it is a horrible picture for a great fish.

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