Decided to give the black buzzbait a rest and go back to the old standard, the Ohio Special, also know as the "ditch" colored rebel craw. I knew it was going to be a good day when I caught 5 fish in the first 15 minutes from the same hole. 2 of them were 14 inchers and one fat rockbass that had to go a pound. I was using my 5 foot light rod so every fish felt like a good one.It seemed almost every spot I hit was holding fish. There were three good spots mostly in the quarter mile wade. The first hole was shallow fast moving water. The second hole was wide open with some weeds along the shore. The third spot had a lot of big rocks. The biggest smallie was around 15 inches ( posted below ). All of the fish were caught on the same rebel craw. Ended up catching 29 total for the outing. 17 smallmouth, 12 rockbass and 1 channel cat that put up a fight comparable with a smallmouth. Mid-summer classic pattern, if you aren't throwing something with a crawdad pattern you should switch. Full moon tonight so fishing should continue to be good over the weekend. I'm not going to get much fishing in, I will be to busy watching cars go in circles up at Eldora for the King's Royal Sure was a fun late afternoon on the river. I tried hard to catch that 30th fish but just couldn't. If I would have caught all the smallmouth that jumped off of my lure before I could land them I would have had 35 fish easy.
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