My dad and I catching nice smallies on Missouri Streams. The two that I am holding (I am the younger one) were 18 1/2 and 19 1/2 inches that we caught at the same time. My dad is also holding the same two fish. We always catch and release bass as you can see in one photo of a 17 incher swimming free. My dad is a life member who hasn't figured out how to use this website or he just doesn't have time not for sure which.