Last year while trout fishing i caught a couple smallies on typical trout water. They sure do fight hard. It almost seems like their tails are on fire. The smallies i caught on my trout streams were caught on size 9 panther martins. They are the first 2 photos in this thread. Have not caught any this year on my trout streams yet. I went to my mother’s today for my Wednesday morning visit. My mom is 84. After our chat I went down to the dam in Gays Mills on the Kickapoo River This smallie made the other ones look like panty waists. It skied and did a couple power runs. It hit on a size 13 jointed brown rapala. This smallie was almost taken by me but I had second thoughts. I remember my youth and trying to prepare smallies a couple times and being disappointed in the taste. This big old smallie is back at its home at the dam in Gays Mills.