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Just got back from a week of smallmouth fishing on Grand Traverse Bay in Michigan. The smallmouth fishing up there is UNREAL. Had two days where I caught 50+ fishing in 3-4 hours.

Here is a pic of the biggest of the trip, a 5lb 3oz monster:




I caught quite a few fish in the 2-3 lb range, like this one:
 

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That part of Michigan is simply bad-a$$ this time of year.

Cousins used to have a cabin up there (Frankfort)...Man I miss that place.

Beautiful fish!
 

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Really great looking smallies.

Oh, and thanks for being honest with the weight. A lot of us would have posted that as a 7lb fish.
 

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We started going there on vacations every year starting in '67. That is what impressed me so much was the water clarity 30 ft is by no means a stretch. I was interested in the trout back then but I did catch smallmouth but nothing that big, Could see them though. We always went in mid July at the time of the cherry festival-always gorged on cherries. Very impressive fish-thanks.
 

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That fish is not 5 lbs and your holding it wrong and you had to have ate them becuase it looks like you are on the shore. ;)

Great job!
 

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That fish is not 5 lbs and your holding it wrong and you had to have ate them becuase it looks like you are on the shore. ;)

Great job!
or he could have been releasing it from the shore.. either way nice smallies, beautiful coloration


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SM meat is very dense and grills very nicely like a tuna steak, marinade it, grill it and eat it. There diet is mainly crayfish and their normal habitat is similar to walleye, clear water and rocky structure.
 
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