Boeing nut, pound for pound, smallmouth and even channel cats put up a bigger fight than largemouth. But my favorite part of the challenge is finding them and getting them to hit the lures. They are such damn smart critters when it comes to that stuff. They also seem to know what to do when hooked. I swear they go for the trolling motor blades everytime! LOL!! I should try ocean fishing, but I have to admit, if I'm ever in Florida or California, I'm heading for one of the inland lakes and hunting hawgs.
My neighbor's (broke his pole):
Son got a bigger one the next week:
, so sometimes, I catch other things: