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WILTZ: Just how good is Lake Francis Case smallmouth fishing?

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In my estimation, the successful introduction of smallmouth bass into our Missouri River system ranks just behind the introduction of Chinese ringneck pheasants in South Dakota. Like the pheasant, the smallmouth is world class. He’s a fighter and a jumper, takes artificial flies and lures readily, is great table fare, attains some size and resides in clean, cold water.


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