Nice fish man! That red eye is almost glowing!
I've noticed an interesting trend with smallmouth fishing.....we already know that smallmouth tend to be almost hybrids of trout and bass in terms of how they act, where they hold in current, etc. It seems that also translates to the size of a fish. Bass are almost always measured in pounds while trout are measured in inches. Granted bigger trout are weighed and maybe bigger largemouth measured. However, it seems that most smallmouth are measured both ways, regardless of size. Maybe I'm wrong, just something I've noticed.