The post of the 15th got me motivated to try the lake. Got there around 9. Lake was 66 and clear. Got 2 LM both 13" and 1 18' Pickerel. Got them all on a black senko in 4-6'. Beautiful day but had to quit at 1.
I have fished that lake for over 25 years off and on and never saw or heard of a smallie being caught there besides the record. There is not a population of them in there, the lake (more like a big pond) is too small, shallow and weedy for them to thrive there. That bass had to be either an accidental stocking or some bucket biologist threw it in there.