Summer can be a tough time for smallies at Quabbin. Mark and I did some damage this year though. Each year you fish you learn a thing or two. Old habits can be very bad for you.
Senkos are a great bait but they cost way too much and fall apart after one good hookset. Check out the "wackos" at They are a superior and cheaper product. I've got no connection to, I simply know a deal when I see one. I caught a ton of bass on them this year.

God bless America.