This Banks Lake smallmouth ate the Meat Whistle fished on a 6wt rod and full sinking line. The flat bay where this fish was taken was about eight feet deep with lots of rocks on the bottom. It appeared to be an important (and wind-protected) bay for the fish to spawn in and they were staged and just about ready to go. Didn't see very many spawning beds yet. Probably will start spawning in the next week or two, I would assume.