I took a trip down to Plymouth with my Dad earlier today to do some smallmouth fishing. I had not caught one yet this year and was determined to get on the board. At about quarter of noon, I spotted one swimming away from the shore. So I tossed a minnow out towards him, and he destroyed it. I brought him inshore pretty fast, but he still gave a good fight as well as 3 acrobatic jumps. I got some pictures, as well as measured and weighed the fish. He was 14 inches and 1.5lbs, not too shabby. I released the fish afterwards, then packed up and headed home to watch the Patriots game.
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