Started out a tube bite:
This continued with chunky spotted bass and smallmouth. The tube bite kept my pace slowed. Just what my lack of strength could handle. Slow deliberate wade on a small stream. Lots of skipping casts and patience. Man, these fish fought hard in that current. Really made me remember why I fish for smallmouth bass.
Surely, there wouldn't be any monsters in this small creek?
Turns out the bigger fish wanted some rattle and speed to their crankbaits as the water warmed up. Bass were thick.
The largest fish went 19" and I'm guessing close 4 lbs, ridiculously fat.
16 SMB (19", 18", 16", 2-15")