Well, I haven't been posting much this year (for a number of reasons) but of course I still am fishing as much as possible, maybe 2 - 3 times a week on AVG. I was expecting this heat wave to shut the smallies down a bit but turns out I have had the best week of the year with today being the best day of the bunch. I caught 19 fish in just under 2.5 hours with 12 of them being caught in 1 good riffle in a 40 min period. Only had 1 fish under 12" today with 2 over 14" and 2 over 16" with the big fish of the day topping out at 17.5. I hope the bite stays hot over the next week or so as I have vacation coming up. Cant wait!! I lost 2 GIANT fish in the last week or so....one yesterday being about 20" which I got to fight in front of an audience of canoes/kayaks who hooped and hollered to add to my tension while fighting it and sharing in my pain as it spit the hook 5 feet from me. Unfortunately I have had a few brutes on the end of the line this year but haven't landed any OHIO smallies over 18" yet this year. I know the time is coming if I am only persistant. My 21" smallie last year came on the 24th of August. All in All it has been pretty good lately...I will post pics of the MONGO smallie as soon as I land her! Keep your eyes out fellas...it's coming!!