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Using a Lamiglas S-glass baitcast rod with 12-pound fluorocarbon line, I kept the LV just above bottom in the shallow water.
After the briefest pause, my rod loaded into a deep bend as my first smallmouth smashed the LV. A two-pound smalljaw soon was in the boat, and on successive casts four more joined the first in my livewell.
Just then, another competitor rounded the corner
within sight of where I was fishing. Not wanting to
reveal the hot bite on the lipless rattler, I changed
rods and picked up my dropshot rod, hoping the other
angler would soon leave and I could return to using
the LV-100. Trying NOT to catch a bass, I cast the
dropshot rig and retrieved it like a swim bait in mid-
column. While looking up at the competitor, I almost
dropped my rod when it was freight-trained by a
So much for trying not to catch a bass.
Even more surprising was that in a half hour, I
replaced my entire limit caught on the LV-100 with
bigger bass, caught swimming a dropshot rig.