By Stan Fagerstrom
November 16, 2012
There was a small opening in the cover right up close to a submerged tree.
I eased our boat into position about 20-feet away and flipped my 5-inch Kut-Tail into the opening. I left my bail open so the bait could fall straight down. It was still falling when my line twitched and moved a couple of inches to the right.
I hit that fish hard. I almost lost my grip on my rod as the fish that had smashed into my lure surged down and away. A heartbeat later my line started coming up and then the fish broke water.