Tim Kudalis finessed this 21 3/4" smallie on a popper. That is 1/4" under 22 inches. What a titan of a smallmouth bass! We wanted to get this beast back into the water so we only took one photo of it, I wish I would have taken another pic to show the size of this fish. We measured it, oh, at least four times so the measurement is right on. Great Fish Tim!