I went out for smallmouth the other day for a few hours.
I’ll never tire of them; probably my favorite fish. They aren’t a thinking man’s fish.
They take a fly willingly. They fight like they are 2 times their actual size.
They are agressive, predatory, territorial, feisty, spirited and a truly a joy to behold.
They are native to my drainage and plentiful.
More should be done to develop their habitat and conserve their numbers.
In short, I’m thankful for their presence.
Here’s a few more pics.