Hit the river around noon yesterday. Started with a 1/2 oz spinnerbait. It took me about two minutes to catch the first smallmouth, around 13 inches. There was another one at least 3 inchers larger trying to beat the spinner out of his mouth. Waded upstream for about four hours and caught about 20 more, biggest around 17 inches. Caught about 7 of these on the spinner and the rest on a paddle tail grub. Most of the fish caught had one or two others fighting for the lure. Waded back downstream around 4:30 when I switched to a small buzzbait. Caught about 10 on the buzzbait, had about 20 misses. What a blast! Fish were trying to destroy the buzzbait. Easily my best trip ever on the Licking.