I decided to go down to the lmr wed morn. in Loveland. Got there about 8:00 am. started throwning a little pop r. about 8:15 I was throwing it just below some ripplies and wham a big ol smallie hit it like a freight train. it took drag and I finally got him to the bank he was about 18'' long and fat. this was my first smallie ever. What a thrill my first one I'd estimate 3 pounds maybe? Anyway I ended up catching 3 more small ones maybe 10 to 12'' and 1 white bass. All and all a good first time on the lmr!!!!!