1. Jimbo heres that pic I was talking about from a couple of years ago :) I know we were the only 2 idiots in a canoe this day :)

    1. Now that's a man who loves fishing as much as I do. Bill Craddock
    2. That's dedication
    3. Matthew Malarik
    4. Jimbo Harwood
      that's what I'm saying..
    5. Rich Pardy
      Im usually out in any weather but may skip the lightning now after reading Mike D's report about his pole buzzing
    6. Jimbo Harwood
      lol.. that's right.. Rain, snow or shine... no lighting tho. lmao
    7. Wade Bowles
      A great angler fears no elements!
    8. Rich Pardy
      All that is missing is the Santa hat :)
    9. Derek Stitt
      That would make a nice Christmas card photo lol
    10. Mike D
      Rich that makes a Christmas card pic !!!
    11. Morris Campbell
    12. Man rich better wear that life jacket in the canoe when it's cold like that. I have swam with boots and a coat in frigid water and it's a fight for your ...more life situation bro!!
    13. Eddie Goode
    14. Jimbo Harwood
      hahaha still sounded like fun!
    15. Hahaha
    16. Rich Pardy
      We got skunked except for a bunch of drum we netted. We did ride the canoe down the hill like a sled into the water, that ended a lot better than I thought it ...more was gonna 😎
    17. Jimbo Harwood
      how was the fishing though, was it worth it? lol
    18. Jimbo Harwood
      LMAO.. i bet you was!!! talk about whiteout.. lol. that's how I look when I go for the whitefish in November.. lol. nice.
    19. Tim Steinmetz
      Haha! I remember this one!
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  2. Smallmouth Bass with a Get Bit Baits 2 3/4" Dark Melon Copper Tube

    1. Clarence Enos
      Awesome smallie
    2. Ronald Howell
      We all dream of catching a fish like that.
    3. Tycian Hanson
      Thanks for the comments guys! This fish went 5.96lbs and is my second largest smallmouth to date. I will post the one that went 6.1lbs (pb) the exact same day next ...more week.
    4. Chad Alexander
      Sweet bronzie!
    5. Jonah Switzer
      What a beautiful fish!
    6. Derek Stitt
      Awesome Smallmouth Tycian!
    7. beautiful fish!
    8. Pete Garm
      Thats like the perfect girl, but the smallmouth version, what a beaut!
    9. Shawn Gearinger
      Great catch!
    10. Beautiful smallie
    11. Robert Coleman
      Nice Smallie Tycian!!!!!!!
    12. Tim Steinmetz
      Awesome smallmouth!
    13. Paul Tuohey
      Beautiful Smallie! Congratulations.
    14. Rich Pardy
      Tank of a smallie!!
    15. Mike D
      Very nice
    16. Eddie Goode
      Nice smallie
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  3. Heres a video from a few summers ago of me going overboard for my rod which got yanked from the rod holder as we were trolling, wish I had the leap on video too. ...more :)

    1. That's one way to get it
    2. Rich Pardy
      Haha, thanks guys and galsπŸ–’πŸ‘Š
    3. Melissa Norris
      that was awesome mr. Rich!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚
    4. Robert Coleman
      Lol Rich! To quote Mr. Miyagi: "you all wet behind the ears!" Nice save though bud!
    5. Yeah!!!
    6. Rich Pardy
      Thanks guys and Noah my youtube is under 4reelfishing and Tim thats a clean canoe compare to what it usually looks like :)
    7. Shawn Gearinger
      Now that's commitment! Great catch Rich!πŸ˜‚
    8. Tim Steinmetz
      Good memories there for sure! I need to go with you guys one of these years! Look at the mess in that canoe! That's just the way I like it!
    9. What is the channel
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  4. Quite a few around 11 inches.

    11 in. Yellow Perch with a jig

    1. Scott Chevalier
      Out in the flats and around the reefs on bigger sections of 20-22'. It's definitely a different bite than in shallow. Once you mark them don't give up. ...more I put a permanent out there Thursday where we did good last week. Started off slow. Moved 20 yards to where I thought was more exact and marked fish almost steady.
    2. jason nixon
      Awesome,thank you! Kipling reefs or?
    3. jason nixon
      Awesome, thank you. Kipling reefs or?
    4. Scott Chevalier
      Deeper water. Over 20'. It's a tougher bite than in shallower but once you figure out you'll be rewarded
    5. jason nixon
      Took the kids out a few times and havent found any over 5in, nice catch guys! Any suggestions on where to find the bigger perch?
    6. Shawn Gearinger
      Two good eaters! Great catch!
    7. Rich Pardy
      Nice perch!!
    8. Tim Steinmetz
      Nice! There seem to be a lot of people catching perch this year!
    9. Jerry Krupinski
      Bragging Rites with Fond Memories. Nice Catch and Good Eating.
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  5. Caught 5 different species through the ice today, I had northern pike, yellow perch, bluegill, red ear sunfish and largemouth bass. Kept 5 good perch for dinner.

    12 in. Yellow Perch with a waxworm

    1. Rich Pardy
      Nice day on the ice!!
    2. Jerry Krupinski
      Nice Loren. Some Italian Bread, Fried Perch and a Cold Beer. Enough for a couple of sandwiches.
    3. Nice. I personally had a ice experience today to. But it sadly was with skates
    4. Morris Campbell
      Nice work ! Tasty dinner guests.
    5. Tim Steinmetz
      Awesome perch! You must be fishing right in the Esky harbor?
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  6. I headed out on Little Bay de Noc this afternoon for some walleye fishing. I was marking lots of big suspended fish, but it was tough to get them to bite. I caught ...more this guy when three big fish came cruising into view at the same time. It seems like a lot of times all it takes to get them to bite is an element of competition!

    Walleye with a Jigging Rapala

    1. Jonah Switzer
      Gorgeous fish!
    2. Man it must be nice to have solid safe ice...guess I'll just live vicariously through you
    3. Jacob Anderson
      Nice walleye! I've had pike do the same thing this year; once you get two on the flasher the chances of getting one go up drastically.
    4. Rich Pardy
      Nice walleye Tim and from the looks of your truck on the ice i take your ice has thickened up
    5. Jerry Krupinski
      Nice Tim. That other Toothy Critter.
    6. well worth the wait. Great catch!
    7. scott Colegrove
      awesome catch.
    8. Monster walleye
    9. Morris Campbell
      It just blows my mind that you guys drive out on the ice!!!
    10. Scott Chevalier
      Nice. No walleye today for me except for undersized but did take home a nice bucket of perch.
    11. Tim Steinmetz
      LOL Morris! Yep, that's the Bambi Express, all fixed up as good as new . . . well, okay, as good as you could expect for a 13-year-old truck! :)
    12. Morris Campbell
      Tim is that the Bambi Express in the back ground?LOL
    13. Loren Everest
      Awesome fish, I heard the walleye bite has been really tough.
    14. Morris Campbell
      Awesome Walleye Tim!!
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  8. Made it out today on the ice finally! It was a little scary with half the lake open water but we played it safe and stayed near shore and managed some 16-17 inch ...more bass and a bunch of gills over 8 inches until the wind kicked our butts off the ice, but good to be out again.

    1. Rich Pardy
      I thought i did post a pic with this?? Im kind of glad it didnt post cause those 16-17 inchers look too small with my 6' 2" 215 lb holding them :)
    2. Jimbo Harwood
      nice rich.. glad you made it out, and got to enjoy the ice again and hook a few I didnt get a chance myself, this weekend. But maybe I'll get ...more out this week and rip some lips lol.
    3. Morris Campbell
      Tim not everyone can fish at the nuclear power plant!!!
    4. Tim Steinmetz
      Let's see some pictures of those bass! I know you have them! The one time we fished together you were taking pictures of fish smaller than that! :)
    5. Tim Steinmetz
      Sounds like a good day! I can't believe you guys still have open water!
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  9. WIth our ice not safe right now cabin fever has set in so its time for some flashback friday!! Caught this laker trolling in a canoe in the Boundary Waters in Minnesota ...more a few years ago

    Lake Trout with a Rapala DT-20

    1. Kenneth Olivo
      Nice trout!
    2. Jimbo Harwood
      hahaha. you better get that stink off your boat.. lol.
    3. Rich Pardy
      Haha, you will be knitting sweaters around the campfire going with your aunts :)
    4. Tim Steinmetz
      Just wait. This August I'll be hauling those in hand over fist with the Pocket Fisherman! LOL!
    5. Melissa Norris
      nice troutπŸ˜€
    6. Shawn Gearinger
      It cant decide what it wants to do. Proof that mother nature wants to keep us guessing like most women. LOL
    7. Rich Pardy
      Chris I agree with ya, this weather sucks!!!!
    8. Rich Pardy
      Noah our weather has been crazy this winter, its all melts one week with highs near 60 and than this week it was a high of 20 with high winds, so right now our ...more ice is pretty thin.
    9. Morris Campbell
      Now that's the right weather. Nice mackinaw Rich!
    10. How's there no ice !?!???
    11. It's going to be stream trout for me this weekend with ice but not safe and too much wind to keep me off the big deep open booking another ...more south blue catfish trip in a few weeks...screw this weather!
    12. Jimbo Harwood
      lol. right.. nice laker bud, haven't got one like that yet.. lol. .. looks like a nice fight in a canoe tho. lol
    13. Eddie Goode
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  10. 48.5 inch 38 lbs

    muskulunge with a Perch Decoy

    1. Terry Lerdal
      Speared it through the ice
    2. Jonah Switzer
      Holy crap that things huge!!!! You dont see many muskie through the ice! How big was the hole?
    3. John Lien
      did u spear it
    4. Me Mee
      What's a perch decoy?
    5. Tim Steinmetz
      What a monster!
    6. Andrew Kane
      Catch that pig threw the ice? Man that's a pretty awesome experience
    7. Monster Musky
    8. Shawn Gearinger
      Huge musky!
    9. Will Frederick
      Great catch..
    10. Ronald Howell
      Beautiful fish. Catch of a lifetime.
    11. Rich Pardy
      Man nice muskie!!
    12. Jon Giacalone
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  11. Went out after class to a new area on the Portage. The only walleye caught after a couple hours of fishing.

    16 in. Walleye with a buckshot jig with minnow head

    1. Tim Steinmetz
      Nice walleye! I miss fishing Portage Lake!
    2. Rich Pardy
      Nice walleye!!
    3. Matt Rahko
      Thanks! I'm lucky me and my shack didn't get blown away.
    4. Jacob Anderson
      Solid walleye! Can't believe you fished today with all that wind haha
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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 ...more 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