Halloween 2018 Cast to Catch Giant Mississippi River Smallmouth



Check out this giant 5.07 lb smallmouth I caught on 10-31-2018 on the Mississsippi River. Throwing a 1/4 oz Big Bite Baits Suicide Shad, I found a good sized school of migrating smallmouth in their Fall to Winter transition. This behemoth was the kicker to a solid 19 lb 5 fish limit in a brief outing.

Conditions:
Sunny
Water temp: 48 degrees
Winds- WNW 8-15 MPH
Water Color: fair (2-3 foot visability)
Depth: 3-6 Feet
Cover: Sand and Wood

Equipment:
Rod- 7′ Daiwa Cronos MH
Reel- Daiwa SV103H 6.3
Line- Sunline Shooter FC 17 lb
Bait: Big Bite Baits Suicide Shad- Blue Gizzard
Gammakatsu Superline Swimbait head- 1/4 oz

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