By Robert J La Londe III
|The fish were magnificent. I had one hit were a beautiful smallie launched himself completely out of the water to kill my plug. And they say jumping fish aren’t biting fish. I had one really fat 1.5 lber give me a dance too. It was quite exciting when I tried to pull him over by cranking hard and pulling back with less than 5 foot of rod. I landed that one too.
I did lose one, but it was the perfect topwater hit. Splash, splash, splash went the minnow. Splash went the popper. Splash went the hit. It was music in real life as we tapped out our four four time on the water. He dove. I pulled up. He rush me. I crank like a mad man. The current pushed him faster. I cranked harder. He turned. I made my fatal mistake. I let off a little so he could run the other way. He hit the current and rushed me again. I cranked like mad, but by the time I caught up with him the lure was turned the wrong way and I lost him. Oh it was a wonderful fight though. I’ll catch him again another day, and we will make the line sing.