A feisty smallie in the 10 inch range. A whole lot of fun on light tackle.
We found some nice Rock Bass living there too.
The old guy mugging for the camera.
Russell read a story about a guy who had caught a bass which had just ate a water moccasin. When the guy lipped the fish the snake bit him. No water moccasins along this creek but Russell isn't taking any chances :).
The rocks along the creek make for some challenging walking.
We fished further downstream than I had ever went and came to this potential hole. It looked like it just had to hold a nice fish.
Fish on. By the bend in Russell's rod it had to be a nice one.
It's nice to be right once in a while
The catch of the day. 14 1/2 inches of battling smallmouth photographed and slipped back into it's home water to grow bigger for next years fishing trip.