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“That’s why it’s called fishing, not catching” is the oldest cliché in the fishing book. At the River Bassin’
Knoxville tournament my first hookup of the day was with a 20”, 5 pound plus smallmouth which
smoked a Bull Shad Swimbaits Balsa Bull topwater bait. When I got her close the Kilory, I took my focus
away from the fish momentarily to ready the net when she surged toward the boat and jumped,
throwing the hook. This big smallmouth would have added at least 10” to my stringer and put me in the
money, but, as they say, that’s fishing…