OUTDOORS: Smallmouth author provides tips

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Outdoor Tales

By Phil Junker

Whenever anglers gather around the fireplace or are seated at the liar’s table in the local coffee shop, a debate often ensues about which freshwater fish fights the hardest.

Some anglers will debate ounce for ounce or pound for pound, it is the bluegill, or maybe its cousin, the redear. One guy might even say it is the carp. Yes, the carp, they are real fighters. But you can bet a cup of coffee the smallmouth bass probably will top the list.

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