1. I did some walleye fishing on Little Bay de Noc yesterday. It was a good time. I ended up catching 14 walleyes, but all of them were small. The ice was about 15" ...more thick, but the shorelines were a little sloppy due to the warm weather. Still lots of people driving trucks out though.

    Walleye with a Jigging Rapala

    1. douglas monieson
      great picture. beautiful fish:)
    2. nice fish
    3. Shawn Gearinger
      Great catch and cool pic!
    4. Morris Campbell
      Nice Tim!!! Looks like you don't need a cooler!
    5. Brad Paradis
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  2. ice has been sucking pretty much so took advantage of the low wind forecast and went lake trout jigging. they were very picky, we hooked 4 and landed 2 with probably ...more a dozen light nudges that didn't hook up and a dozen plus more rushed off the bottom and didn't hit. multiple lures, bait, bait tipped lures and various jigging techniques tried. jigging rap jigged a paused and bladebait on the fall got the most love. all fish came off the bottom in 60-70' of water.

    Lake Trout with a jigging rap

    1. I do have plenty of options within about an hour drive in any direction have to give it up to the njf&w!
    2. Rich Pardy
      Nice man, I have to admit Im jealous of your fishing options, when our ice sucks like now I have no other options unless I travel :(
    3. Wow! ๐Ÿ˜œ
    4. yeah morris i tried them (call them freestyle jigs but same thing) i got one to try hoping it would help keep them hooked, i had it hit once and no hookup and another ...more one hit it hook up and come off fighting on the way up haha
    5. Great catch! Beautiful fish!
    6. Tim Steinmetz
      That's awesome! Way to get out there and catch em! Usually this time of year when the ice sucks I pretty much give up.
    7. NJ Squatch
      Love the markings on those fish
    8. Derek Herring
      Beauty, WTG Chris!!
    9. Nice one Chris!! Have you tried the smaller butterfly jigs?? My buddy crushes them in Canada on them in 70+ feet.
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  3. Here's our best east slope Cutthroat from Colorado. My son caught this one.

    1. Rich Pardy
      Awesome catch by your son!!
    2. Dang
    3. Nice Fish
    4. Tim Steinmetz
      Ahh-mayy-zing catch, Morris!
    5. Haha Chris..I've had some good luck.;)
    6. Elisa T
      Prolly pretty ahh-mayy-zing Christopher!
    7. Elisa T
      That's a real beauty Morris!! ๐Ÿ˜ Thanks for sharing!
    8. can you imagine what this guys stock of trophy photos looks like!?
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  4. And here's a Cutt bow

    1. Rich, I haven't caught a musky. I have caught a Tiger Musky.
    2. Rich Pardy
      Morris is there a fish you havent caught? :)
    3. I like that fish nice size
    4. Tim Steinmetz
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  5. Elisa, here's a cutthroat from your neck of the woods..:)

    1. Royal Trude.
    2. Fly
    3. Nice trout what bait
    4. That's a nice one!
    5. Tim Steinmetz
      Awesome fish, Morris!
    6. :) that's a Cutt from near Walden Colorado. You are getting this trout thing down!! Nice work!
    7. Elisa T
      Thanks Morris!! You know my fish knowledge is still pretty limited. I'm learning though especially with some help!! ๐Ÿ˜Š
    8. I knew you would know what that trout was. Thx for telling her. I haven't caught anything but a few stocked rainbows.
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  7. Added a catch

    Only caught and released about a dozen today, but they were nice ones! This one gets a master angler award for Iowa!

    11 in. Bluegill with a waxworm

    1. Rich Pardy
      Dang thats a monster gill!!
    2. Tim Steinmetz
      Amazing bluegill!
    3. great looking bluegill๐Ÿ˜€
    4. Beastly. Couldn't even jig up a small one today
    5. Aaron Huffman
      Monster gill. Fun pulling those through the ice
    6. Wow that is an awesome gill! You don't see those everyday. Great catch!
    7. Now that's a true bull, awesome fish!
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  8. First time ever ice fishing - actually caught a fish.

    9 in. Yellow Perch with a waxworm

    1. Took me 3-4 trips when I started
    2. Rich Pardy
      Congrats on your first fish thru the ice, nice perch too!!
    3. Loren Everest
      Tim, I was in the Esky harbor. Had about 14 inches.
    4. Tim Steinmetz
      Nice perch! How thick is the ice out there now?
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  9. My new years eve rainbow!!

    Rainbow Trout

    1. Rich Pardy
      Nice trout and great pic as usual
    2. Elisa T
      Thanks guys!! Tim, I'm not. I just take a lot of pictures. Lol I usually use an Olympus TG-3 for all my picks except a couple of these new ones and have all ...more my settings at the highest resolution so I can zoom in, crop, etc. My hubby has been wanting a new camera so he's been practicing taking pictures with a fancy Canon. It's all the camera. I think. Lol
    3. Nice one Elisa!!! Great smile too!!!
    4. Nice One elisa
    5. Another beautiful fish! Great catch Elisa!
    6. Tim Steinmetz
      Awesome rainbow and great picture! Are you a photographer? Your pictures always look very professional.
    7. Nice Bow Elisa!!!
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  10. Caught this guy on a little new year's eve fishing sesh!

    Brown Trout with a zebra midge

    1. Ah ha!!! Still got some Texan in you!!!
    2. Elisa T
      Thanks y'all!! The browns are always so perrrty!!
    3. nice looking trout๐Ÿ˜€
    4. Nice!!!
    5. Tim Steinmetz
      Gorgeous fish!
    6. Love those colors on the Brown ones!!! Nice work.
    7. Derek Herring
      Wow that is a really pretty Brown!!
    8. Rich Pardy
      Nice brown Elisa!!
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  11. My #1 sport. 14 inch black crappie

    1. sweet pic๐Ÿ˜€
    2. Tim Steinmetz
      Cool picture!
    3. Rich Pardy
      Nice crop and edit!!
    4. Jon Giacalone
      Sweet edit!
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Hello! My name is Tim. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I fish for anything that bites on both ice and open water. I especially enjoy picking apart waterways in search of trophy fish. I would rather catch one big fish than 100 little fish. Some of my favorite species include walleye, pike, smallmouth bass, and lake trout. I enjoy documenting my fishing adventures through photographs and videos. I graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2015. I currently work full-time as a mechanical engineer. Aside from fishing, I also enjoy hunting, skiing, photography, and researching advanced topics of theoretical physics, such as the quest for a unified field theory.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Walleye, Pike, Bass, Lake Trout
  • Waterway Little Bay de Noc
  • Lure Whatever the Fish Want