I took a trip to Lake Whatcom in Bellingham with a guy that has never fished for smallmouth before. Got to the launch at 5am had a little smoke on the water and no wind. Headed to the south end and rigged up with a lipless crank bait. On my third cast hooked a nice 2 pounder. then it got real good. Once we found an area they were in, we ended up with 41 smallies in the 1 to 2 # class, and a few toutching 3lbs. I let my friend drive my Triton and run the front end. He said he felt like a king running the boat I got a kick out of that.
Went back on Saturday with my wife. Got to the launch around the same time only to discover the ramp was closed, so I headed to the sount end to launch. At first the fishing was slow until the sun came out and we got 15 fish. My biggest was 2.5 lbs and then my wife got a 3.21 lb'er she just had to out fish me. Then the wind kicked up and had to find water out of the wind to fish.
I had the neatest thing happen to me. We were in an area protected from the wind and I throw my carnkbait up next to a tree and got a good hit I set the hook and the fish started comming towards the boat and I saw it was a small trout. All of a sudden 5 big smallies rushed out to get the trout and the biggest one got there first and grabbed at the trout, but it only had one hook in it and when it hit the trout the second hook grabbed it and I landed both fish. I had never had enything that happen before it was neat. So in 2 days we got 56 smallies. The Bite Is On.
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