I took a friend of mine out wading yesterday for some small mouth action. We started with cranks and soft jerk baits. Found a few but the smallies were just not liking these things. So we switched to tubes and jigs. Got into some more. I then switched to a shaky head worm and found a few more. Then switched color and bam I finally worked out the correct combination. Coming back up stream I was working cover that we had worked earlier and I felt a light tap. I thought well here is another quite one. Let it have some line then buried the hook. Don't you just love it when you here your drag singing? After a five or six good jumps and a nice strong fight I had her in my hands. She was only 17 1/2" but she is by far bigger than some of the 21" ones I have caught. I would put this girl in the top three of all smallies I have caught. Not on her length by any means. But by her over all portions she was just a huge smallie that was just beautifully. She is built more like a abrams tank than a appachie helicopter. I rarely take my camera any more but I sure do wish I had it with me yesterday. Tony, the friend that I took, was just going crazy over this thing, and so was I grinning from ear to ear. She would be a true wall hanger for a ton of guys and gals I know but she is still swimming in the LMR to add to some other anglers story book. By the end of the day we had plenty to tease each other about but we also have a few fish that we will be working at getting to again.