I've never really had smallies hit buzzbaits before, but as I crept towards the thinning out coontail clumps I pulled that rod out of the locker and made a cast into an opening. The next 30 minutes changed my view on buzzbait smallies for the rest of my life! As soon as that buzzer started gurgling back to the boat, a set of wakes came from 20' away in a race to crush my bait. As the first fish hammered by bait, I rear back and got a solid hookset into it. After fighting the fish to the boat and flipping it onto the front deck, the girth and pure mean look was amazing. I fired back out into the same opening and again, a fight of multiple fish leaving wakes towards my bait. In 30 minutes I had 8 fish that went over 37lbs, all on the small black buzzbait. One tip is to always have a trailer hook attached to your bait. Multiple fish came into my boat and all that was holding on was the small hook hanging from the rear.