I want to preface by saying I just started seriously fishing for Largemouth this past year, otherwise, its always been big smallmouth that were my passion. This is my new personal best Largemouth, even though she may not seem like much to you Florida or Texas boys/girls, we don't tend to grow them too big in these mountain lakes.
I hit my favorite stretch of river, as usual, and caught this big girl on a 1/2 ounce black/blue football jig with an unmodified Rage craw trailer. She measured a touch under 22'' and 6 pounds 2 ounces. Still barely beats my personal best Smallmouth, but fun nonetheless!
Sorry for the crappy photo quality, I wish it was better as well
Another view of her
And caught my 6th (I think, maybe more?) 19''+ smallmouth of the month
I went out again this morning and it had the makings of a FANTASTIC day, but luck was definitely against me.
I broke one off that felt REALLY BIG on some rebar, had a PIG smallmouth pull off about 10 feet from the boat (may have went over 20''), missed two on hookset...somehow, and landed one 18'' largemouth off a dock.
SUPER frustrating morning.
Next week I'll be fishing for some native Rainbow and Brown trout as well as hopefully some native brook trout up in the mountains. It will be a non-Kayak trip, but it will be a good vacation for the family as we have a pretty nice cabin rented.