Looks like you had some nice action, way to go!
Yeah, there is some great largemouth fishing to be had here. Great fishing in general, no need to go up north, because (aside from pike size) it's better here.
30lb fluorocarbon or hard mono would just about completely eliminate bite-offs. Big Game mono is dirt cheap and small spools of Big Game and fluoro leader material are available.
One time when pike fishing using 30# and 50# leaders I could have caught 100 smallies if I were going for them, and that was early spring, fishing cranks relatively slow in cool water. I couldn't imagine that would affect the spinnerbait, bucktail, or crank bite much, especially at faster summer speeds, unless the water's really clear, in which case 17# or 20# may be a better compromise.
Yeah, not much of a mohawk, writing as one who grew up on a lot of punk rock back in the day, but far be it from me to dictate how anyone has their hair cut.
This post has been edited by gimmeteeth: 14 June 2012 - 10:20 PM
It's bad luck to be superstitious.
Any angler who thinks trolling is boring ain't doing it right.
No need to question my sanity. I fish for muskies. That should serve as proof of insanity...