When we moved to western MA in June 2014, I was excited to be closer to smallmouth waters. However, what I didn’t realize is that there would be so many great places to fish within 20 minutes of the house, so I rarely end up driving the extra 20 minutes to get to some of the better smallmouth haunts. That probably needs to change. Shortly after moving, MM and I made a couple trips on the CT River. In addition to getting a lesson in the release schedule and rate, we managed a few smallies of all sizes, including this chunk that hit a tube on a rock ledge in 20+ feet of water. That blog can be found here. I need to get back to the CT, but I rarely seem to find the time/motivation, as it really requires a float partner and multiple vehicles. Maybe I can sneak in a trip this fall. Until then, I’ll keep thinking back to those bronzeback fights in the past. Tight lines!