Well I finally got out with a couple of friends to catch some smallies today. Anthony and his son Tony met up with me at the ramp at 5:15 am and we were pleasantly surprised with the water conditions with all of the rain we had the last few days. We started reading water temps in the 70 degree range first thing and decided to throw a little topwater. The third cast brought in a 11" smallie. Not a bad start. Within the first half hour we had 3 more in the boat all around the same length. They were caught on a pop-r and a spider jig. We moved all around the river and fished till about 2:30 when it hit about 99 degrees and it became unbearable! We ended the day with just over a dozen smallies cathcing them on the pop-r, spider jigs, tubes and shakey head. The biggest smallie of the day was well over 3 lbs!