Lunker 22” St-Francis smallie

Sometimes it pays to stay for that extra cast. We were swimming tube jigs over top a sunken island and we figured it’s getting pretty dark so maybe we should head in. I though, let’s just try the other side of this island…then Whammo! This is Vassilli Buruiana of Montreal Qc holding his 1st ever smallie. Nice way to start Vass! Any guesses on the weight?

Snappers like bass, here’s proof

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This is one of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. We were up at the cottage playing cards when Howie, the man behind this weird smallie-snapper duo, yells out for us to come see something. He thought he had a lunker pike when he felt this monster grab his bass. Boy what a surprise for him when he saw this brute pop it’s head out of the water, bass and all! The jig eventually popped out and the turtle slowly disappeared back into the lake with it’s catch. Not a lucky day for Mr. bass. You should have heard this turtle hiss! Ouch.

I caught my first ever channel cat right there last week on the left under the overpass. Sorry no pic, it was only about 12 inches long anyway. Lots of fun though. Thanks to the boys in the Peg for introducing me to the floodway!