took my gear with me to work last night, decided to hit a new spot i have been wanting to try near the shop. got to the spot about 6am, usually i throw spinners but since it was still dark i dug through my boxes looking for something with a "rattle". found a Smithwick stick bait that i bought for saugeyes, never tried it for bass but it is now my "go to" bait. the smallies loved it, only problem was the rear trebble getting sucked deep into their mouths. after digging it out of 2 fish i decided to take it off completely. had what i beleive to be my biggest smallie ever throw the bait at the bank and get off, guessing it was near 4lb or better! other than that i caught about 12 fish, the biggest are in the below pics. biggest one i would say was an easy 2-1/2lb. also got another pike. had another bigger pike swiping at my bait a few times but couldnt hook him. fish just shut down after about 7:20 or so.