went out to the lmr today, the water was still up so i was thinking it gave those bigger small mouth a chance to get in to some shallow water they couldn't normally get to, anyway, i was right. it ended up that i caught one spotted bass that was about 12" on a strike king mini king spinnerbait. those are probably the best river bait money can buy in my opinion. i've caught so many fish on those things it's rediculous. anyway, i also hooked a giant smallmouth. would have been the biggest smallmouth i had ever caught in my life. i got it in about 8 or 9 feet from the bank... i almost couldn't even believe how big it was. i hope i can get my hands on that one, or one that big again sometime soon. we'll see. haha, next time i might just jump in the water after it.