Rod: Avid spinning 4'6"
I'd been targeting smallies with a 4lb test for three weeks, I've lost dozens of lures due to snags and hog smallies. I seemed to have lost the battle with the bronze monsters. That night was extraordinary, the stars aligned perfectly and the moon shined beautifully. She hit a 3" jerkbait on a pause like a freight train, bringing tune to my reel for an eternity. Run, run, jump, mini jump, pull, adjust the drag, and finally I saw a glimpse of her. A pure pot of gold. I lipped her and knew right away she was special. 6lb 11 ounces, potentially the new Colorado State Record.