Today I braved the heat and thunder storms on the lake, throwing a big articulated streamer at structure and using the jerk-strip retrieve, just as big streamer expert Kelly Galloup does for huge brown trout. I was using one of his patterns too, a white Heifer Groomer/Fat Head. The third cast the unweighted fly was smashed at the surface my a solid smallmouth, a beauty that fought as brilliantly as any of it's species does.
Although I nailed into a couple more smallmouth, the only other fish I caught and found photo worthy was this hungry and stunningly colorful sunfish. What a specimen!