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On Grass and Water: Gaspar … who?

I was chasing smallies one day a few years ago when I hooked into one heck of a fish.

It was late spring. I’d been paddling the Lake Oahe shoreline for a few hours, chucking a one-eighth-ounce jig tipped with a green Max Scent minnow up against the shoreline. It’s a cheap, easy and, above all, effective setup. A couple of walleye were dangling from my stringer, but I hadn’t caught the smallmouth bass I wanted to invite to dinner yet.

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