At one point in my life I enjoyed catching these fish. They fight hard and are kinda acrobatic. Caught 8 of the biggest ones I've ever seen today. First one had my last chartreause spinnerbait in his mouth so I just let him wear himself out. Got him to the boat and had braided line wrapped around my hand when he caught his second wind and dug the line in 2 fingers.
Tempted to get a .22 pistol just for these bastards.
lost 2 crankbaits to those bastards saturday...caught one big one and i went to do the usual whackage to the head with the golden rule only i didnt hit this one hard enough and he went nuts and popped the crankbait off
Once when I was fishing out of a flat-boat, I caught a bazillion of the things in my old honey-hole, so I started throwing them into the back of the boat. Later I noticed splashing and the damn things had knocked the plug out of the boat and it almost swamped.