This is one of my dream fish, a 6-pound smallmouth from Lake Michigan. Congrats to Dennis Price III on catching and releasing this 20-inch smallie. it weighed 6-2 on his digital scale. It was Fish of the Week for May 14, 2008.
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Here's the story from the 28-year-old carpenter from Tinley Park:
``After work on Monday May 5 , 2008, my brother and I took his boat out on Lake Michigan. This was my first time fishing for Smallmouth on Lake Michigan. We launched and fished just outside Pastrick Marina. I made a cast with my pumpkin colored plastic goby, dragging it along the bottom. As soon as I pulled my lure over a big rock the lunker hit. It was an intense and nerve wracking battle, because my brother forgot the net. I landed the big smallie and took some quick pictures. I then weighed it on my X Tools Digital scale and measured it. The lunker weighed 6 lb. 2 oz. and measured 20". I released the fish to fight again. That was truly the fish of a lifetime.''
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