This fish was from a tough session this past fall of 2017. We tried a spot in the morning that didn't work out and then moved to another spot just before lunch. The wind was gusting to 30 mph at times and the conditions were pretty tough, although luckily it was a sunny day.
After losing a fish around lunch time, it was beginning to look like we'd end without a fish. My fishing partner threw in the towel around 3 p.m. and then about 20 minutes after he left, I caught this absolutely beautiful, flawless small mouth buffalo. This was the most pristine small mouth buffalo I have ever caught in this location. It weighed 16 pounds. Most of the bigger buff's look a little rough when they grow very big at all, but this one made me a happy fisherman.