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Just curious on everyones take on Lake O's smallmouth fishery....Will it rebound this year or are the days of limiting out in a couple hours at hedges gone forever?

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Its on fire right now in 6-7 FOW

We could have hit smallmouth every couple of minutes if we wanted to, but we were fishing for BT's

The fish looked perfect too - fat and healthy and full of fight.

Cast some stick baits from shore or flatline some off the boat.

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Hit a stickbait off a planer, 15 fow off Sandy a few weeks ago and released.

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Thats great.....nice catch! Thats really good to hear that they are around. Did anybody have any luck last season. To my understanding guys where going down 60 + to get them. Used to be 30 was tops. We'd go find them 18-30' in front of hedges...drift bass minows and nail them one after another. I hear thats not the case anymore so spent the past few years targeting largemouth. But damn I sure miss those smallies.

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Off Shipbuilders as well. Take a look at the post "Shipbuilder Surprise"

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Very nice........did you get into them at all after the opener last summer?

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Just started fishing again last fall, actually. Haven't done much other than the occasional trib visit in the last twenty years.

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i think it has improved this year from last. I did a lot of bass fishing last year and didn't get a single out of the lake or i-bay, and have already brought in 3 in the past couple weeks. as nice as the one is i caught in this pic, i saw another guy nab one at least a pound or 2 heavier.

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Hit one around 5 lbs on a stick bait off a planer around mexico area around a month ago. Shallower water though, less than 10 ft

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Caught one a few days ago off my breakwall fishing for perch just west of the genny. about 3 lbs and the first one ive caught in a long time

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Sounds like they're getting pulled out here and there in the shallows....wonder how deep they'll go as the water warms....

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Ended up catchin this pig earlier in the week on mr. twister in a trib off the lake, at first i thought i had a sheepshead or a carp but it ended up being this girl...

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