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Two Big Smallmouth Bass

Got out pretty early yesterday morning, ended up on the lake around 8am.


Come to find out, I brought the camera but forgot the battery. To me that’s like going fishing without a fishing pole! What if you catch a record size fish and you have no proof? I know most fisherman would end keeping it, but I like throwing most of my fish back. So soon as I got on the lake, I ended up off the lake and going back to my house to get the camera battery. It wasn’t too time consuming since I live right next to the lake.

Well, I’m glad I brought it because I had a pretty successful fishing day compared to what it’s been like lately. Ended up catching around five smallmouth bass and a Muskellunge. What made my day was the two big smallmouth bass I hooked at the same time near the Grosse Pointe Farms pier trolling, there’s nothing like a double header. I was trolling with two cranbaits, the first three pound smallmouth bass hit the cranbait like a ton of bricks. I knew it was big because the big bass surfaced and I saw the size of him.


The three pounder took awhile to reel in, he put up one hell of a fight. Come to find out, when I was reeling him in I saw another bass jump out of the water. I’m like what the hell, I must have another fish on the other pole. So we end up netting the three pounder and on to the next fish. I end up reeling this one in, it wasn’t as big as the three pounder but it was still of decent sized. Ended up weighing around two pounds. I caught these two big smallmouth bass in the afternoon, the morning was quite bad for fishing!  They must of been traveling in a school.

To close off the day I ended up hooking a small muskellunge with a spinnerbait. I hate saying the Muskie was small, because it wasn’t, but compared to how big they can get you know what I’m talking about. I’m still waiting to hook that monster muskie, he’s lurking out there somewhere in the weeds. I caught this Muskellunge at the mouth of a canal near the St. Clair Shore area, as you can see the 9 mile tower in the background.

It was a really fun day! The lake was calm and there wasn’t too much boat traffic, for a Friday that was surprising. I love days like this, especially since I have motion sickness. Hopefully in a week or two fishing will start to pick up! Six fish ain’t bad, but for Lake St. Clair I usually do a lot better.