1. Hit the hard water today for the 1st time this winter and caught my first fish of 2017. Got into some decent perch on Black Lake...including the biggest perch I've ...more ever seen out of Black Lake. Caught bigger perch on other bodies of water but never seen them like this out of this lake. All of our fish were in the 14 foot range. Caught a few off of live bait, but that went dead quickly. Spent the rest of the day jigging Rapala Jig Raps and small crappie minnow baits covered with liquid mayhem crawfish scent. Ended up with about 25 perch and a few misc. sunfish, pike etc during the day. (Ice is about 9 inches thick currently)

    1. Jerry Krupinski
      Fried Perch on French Bread and a Cold Beer you've got the makings there Brad. Nice Catch
    2. Nice humpbacks
    3. Shawn Gearinger
      Great catch! We were down to 22 degrees last night. You guys can have all this freezing weather. LOL
    4. Brad Paradis
      Rich we spent most of our day in the clam but ran out when we needed to grab a flag. IT was really cold but not much wind where we were so that helped.
    5. Morris Campbell
      Almost cold enough for ice here!!! Big perch Brad!!!
    6. Rich Pardy
      Man u got some nice fatties, we were out yesterday and absolutely froze without a shanty, the winds kicked our butts!!
    7. Tim Steinmetz
      That sounds like a great day, Brad! You got some monster perch for sure!
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  2. Looks like a twin to yours 8 lb 9 oz

    1. Nicde]

    2. Morris Campbell
      25-26" pre spawn
    3. Matched my big basses weight. What was the length?
    4. Morris Campbell
      I like your method of choice there Rich!!! Tim it was 35 here this morning in SW Fl. One of the 12 days of winter..:)
    5. Rich Pardy
      Nice bass Morris!! Do u flip a coin in the morning to decide whether to go after fresh or saltwater fish :)
    6. Tim Steinmetz
      That's an awesome bass you got there, Morris! Well, I leave for Charlotte today. Looks like temps are supposed to get into the 30s, so I'm packing shorts.
    7. Derek Stitt
      Beautiful Largemouth Morris!πŸ‘πŸ‘
    8. Morris Campbell
      Thanks Melissa. Every now and then I get one:)
    9. Melissa Norris
      wow nice fish!!πŸ˜€
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  3. Great fishing today with my dad Capt. Kenneth Walker, with me catching a 8 lb 12 oz and him catching an 8-4.

    8 lb. 12 oz. 28 in. Largemouth Bass with a Wild Shiners

    1. Judging by the size of that head it should be a 12 pounder easy when fat
    2. Rich Pardy
      Nice bass guys!!
    3. Melissa Norris
      great catch!πŸ˜€
    4. Mike Walker
      I guess post spawn, my dad said just skinny. Caught another schoolie out of the same hole that was paper thin.
    5. Shawn Gearinger
      That looks like a 12 pounder in front and an 8 pounder in back! LOL Still its a great fish, she must have done her business already?
    6. Morris Campbell
      Still a trophy catch . Nice work!!!
    7. Morris Campbell
      Post Spawn???? Got an 11 lb head!!!!
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  4. 12.54 lb bass

    Largemouth Bass with a 5" havoc pit boss

    1. Wade Bowles
      Damn that's a biggin. You should look happier!
    2. Derek Stitt
      That's Awesome!
    3. That's a pig!
    4. Jonah Switzer
      Whoa! What a fish! Nice catch!!
    5. Beautiful Bass
    6. Shawn Gearinger
      Monster bass!😁
    7. Rich Pardy
      Man thats a brute!!
    8. jonh stimson
      Dam nice bass
    9. Randy Harris
      Well done, nice fish
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  5. 9 lb. 5 oz. 27 in. Largemouth Bass with a 6.25" finesse worm

    1. Tracy Hunt
      Nice fish!
    2. Awesome fish from my favorite lake
    3. Morris Campbell
      Nice one!!!
    4. wow
    5. Rich Pardy
      Nice hawg!!
    6. Ryan Jones
      @Jaeger, it was a Havoc Bottom Hopper Texas rigged. Watermelon red color.
    7. Jaeger Evans
      What did you use for bait and nice one real beauty
    8. Chad Alexander
    9. Norm Abshere
    10. Shawn Gearinger
      That's a hog! The big girls are starting to show up.
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  6. Circle hook in a finger!! Not mine:)

    1. Morris Campbell
      Pushed it through and cut the barb. A little novacaine helpers.
    2. Wade Bowles
      Battle wound
    3. Tommy Brown
      depending on where it is in the finger they can just push the other end out and cut it, otherwise it's gonna hurt pulling that barb out
    4. LOL!
    5. Morris Campbell
      I like it Artie!!!
    6. Cut it at the first knuckle and recast
    7. Ouch!!!
    8. Drew Gierach
    9. Morris Campbell
      Haha Kim!!! I think he would've fought harder.!!!!:)
    10. Kimberly Lange
      Gee I thought circle hooks were supposed to hook the corner of the mouth!
    11. Shawn Gearinger
      That will feel worse before it feels better! Been there done that, not a whole lot of fun!
    12. Rich Pardy
      Uggh, not good, there goes my dinner :)
    13. Robert Coleman
      Holy $#*% Batman! Past the barb..... not gonna feel good coming out! But, better him than you! :)
    14. Pete DeMunck
      Biggest catch of the day?? Lol
    15. kenny thompson
      Ouch!!! I've had trebles in finger and arm. Not fun at all!!
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  7. Flipping the pads! Great way to start the New Year!

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Dean Haughey
      7lbs. Had over 20lbs that day!
    2. mike yon
    3. Florida HAWG!
    4. Shawn Gearinger
      Thats a good one! Did you get a weight on her?
    5. Rich Pardy
      Nice Florida fatty!!
    6. Morris Campbell
      It's that wonderful time of year!!! Nice Bass!!!!!
    7. Derek Stitt
      That's Awesome!
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  8. Bluegill

    1. Jon Reznack
      Bluegills... small ones
    2. Stacy Trimble
      Aren't those crappie?
    3. That's a Classic.
    4. Jon Reznack
      I caught a crappie out of a bass's mouth on a jig. It was a bad tourney that day lol
    5. Eddie Goode
      I have caught some bass that had bluegills sticking out like that. LOL
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  9. I kicked off the new year with some more splake fishing. It was a slow day, but we got a couple. I had to bum a ride since my truck is still being fixed after a ...more recent deer encounter.

    1. You should have kept it. Looks like you lost a lot of weight.
    2. Tim Steinmetz
      I could have kept the deer, but he was a little too tenderized.
    3. Nice splake Tim did you get to keep the deer as well
    4. Rich Pardy
      Burning the splakes up DUDE!!! Im too chicken to go on our ice the 40 degree temps and rain have it looking pretty unsafe.
    5. Nice
    6. Jacob Anderson
      Nice splake Tim! Hope you get your wheels back soon!
    7. Morris Campbell
      Nice pic and Splake Tim.
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  11. here's a feisty jumbo perch that put a nice bend in my new ultra light 13 fishing white noise combo.

    1. hahaha, just mind the hockey players
    2. Morris Campbell
      Your secret spot is out now Chris.
    3. David Smith
    4. David Smith
    5. It's Mennan Arena indoor ice rink.
    6. Shawnee. Freezes like magic every year.
    7. David Smith
      what lake is this chris?
    8. Shawn Gearinger
      Nice yellow perch!
    9. Morris Campbell
      I don't go in the water unless it's over 80
    10. Morris Campbell
      That's just wrong...:))
    11. Rich Pardy
      Haha, I hope your testing area was in shallow water. Our ice is just so inconsistent, one area will be 7 inches of ice and another 1-2 inches and than open water ...more in some areas so Im staying off for now.
    12. This particular lake is pretty unique and one of the few left with safe ice right now. I tried a bigger lake the other day and went through the testing area after ...more I deemed it unsafe and was about to head back haha. Great start to 2017!
    13. Rich Pardy
      You guys perch are so big they almost look like peacock bass, nice one!! Glad to see you still have ice, I cant tell if ours is still safe under the 2 inches ...more of water on top of it and Im not going out to try it after going thru a few years ago :)
    14. Jacob Anderson
      Beautiful markings on that perch, nice one!
    15. Tim Steinmetz
      You guys get some monster perch!
    16. yes NJ, mid week to the weekend looks good for ice making but the damage is being done...I tried to get on budd, deemed it unsafe and then went through the shore ...more ice getting off haha
    17. Still in NJ? I hope this next warm up won't do to much damage.
    18. Morris Campbell
      Nice looks like a Polar Peacock
    19. Derek Herring
      That sure is a pretty one!!
    20. Linda Vultaggio
      Nice looking catches!
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