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  1. Only one from last night, a bit of a grind! You'd think a calm night with a full moon would have them going nuts!

    Largemouth Bass with a Frog

  2. Got some new ones for Father’s Day and had to try out

    Largemouth Bass

  3. 7 lb. 6 oz. Brown Trout with a Rapala Husky Jerk

  4. The smallmouth season is pretty much done for Presque Isle Bay. There are still a few smallies in the bay, but most have returned to the main lake. I held back from ...more posting this picture, because this was a good spot for me in early May, and I didn’t want it over-fished (I have had several fishermen come up to me at various lakes and say that they recognize me from Fishidy). It was hot for about 3-5 days and then went back to normal. The day before I caught this smallmouth, I won a tournament at this spot, catching what was then my personal best smallie (5 lbs 8 oz and 20 1/4 inches). In rougher weather, I returned to the spot on the next day. It was on fire again, and, again, I caught my PB smallmouth, besting my previous day’s PB by one ounce at 5 lbs 9 oz. The bass that second day averaged 4 pounds. It was a great spring at PIB. I can’t wait to go there next spring.

    5 lb. 9 oz. 21 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Ned Rig

    1. and on most days, what you will usually catch are sheepshead.
    2. Robby, there are better and more consistent spots for smallies, but not on those couple of days.
    3. Nice! Awesome perch spot 4-6 weeks before that too
    4. Drew H 0
      WOW. Amazing fish! Nice job Frank!
    5. Rick S 0
      WTG Frank, an awesome year for sure!!
    6. Great report Frank. What a year so far!
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  5. A Father’s Day bass on a steamy Father’s Day afternoon session on Cross Creek. The bass heated up in the afternoon, along with the air temperature. It was a numbers ...more day. This was the biggest of 25 largemouths—mostly dinks. They were hitting on the drop offs and the outside grass edges. A fun way to spend Father’s Day.

    2 lb. 15 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Drew, just don’t be the Good Samaritan to any shore fishermen, esp. if they are using braid.
    2. Drew H 0
      Nice! Haven't been down there since THE INCIDENT. Maybe it's time to go diving for my stuff!
    3. Rick S 0
      Lots of action! very nice Frank
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  6. 1 lb. 3 oz. 11.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Tom Kelley 0
      5 fish Fathers day on a lake I never fished before. no
  7. Just a small one. I know there are big ones in there just haven't got lucky yet.

    Tiger Muskellunge

    1. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Ben!!🎣
    2. Ben Ruley 0
      nice fish
    3. Ben Ruley 0
      nice fish
    4. Ben Ruley 0
      nice fish
    5. Rick Carey 0
      I did ok no pics started pouring so dam hard that I couldn't take phone out..2 lb biggest nothing great but gulps were working..have good day buddy
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Ok cool!! Good luck!! I will be waiting for your fish posts!!
    7. Rick Carey 0
      they work but gotta remeber their a very soft bait so they slide or pull off hook easy unless u buy some good jigheads that have good keepers on them dab of crazy ...more glue I like the gel kind because the liquid is just runny an get all over the place too easy..gels thicker Alot easier to work with an less mess..other than live bait..this is my last resort to go to when it gets tough in summer..looks so natural fluttering to bottom..good luck headed out bout 20mins fish for couple hrs..probally throw the gulps to see if I can get one to post for
    8. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Rick, I'm definitely going to try that!!👊
    9. Rick Carey 0
      or sometimes is real agressive the fish I'll fish 3inch behind betttle spin but take dab super glue to hold head of gulp on jighead...great baits..especially ...more if vertical fishing for crappie..small light jighead..1/32 oz I prefer
    10. Rick Carey 0
      not sure if you tried them but get some 3 or 4inch gulps smelt or emerald shiner colors use small to med size drop shot hook hook them between both eyes fish light ...more line 4-6lb mono smash a split shot about 18inches up above gulp an cast retrieve slow use the lightest split shot you can an still be able to cast good with not too heavy..the lighter the better ..cast let go to bottom an slow hops up an down or yo yo retrieve'll smash cats bass crappie dam near anything big enough to take that will catch..when bite gets super slow eye hook gulps an u will be amazed..sometimes I go bigger ones no weight an fish real slow...bass can't stand
    11. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Rick!! I appreciate it bud!!🎣👊
    12. Rick Carey 0
      yes sir chad..gotta knack for quality fish I see..good fighter I'm sure?
    13. Chad Jaco 0
      Thank you Debbie!!🎣😊
    14. Nice fish Chad!!! 👍🏻🎣
    15. Chad Jaco 0
      I hope so!! Thanks Bryan!!👊🎣
    16. Beauty! You’ll get ‘em, you’re on the right track.🎣👊
    17. Chad Jaco 0
      Thanks Rick!!
    18. Rick S 0
      Wtg Chad!! nice
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  8. Longest smallie I've caught at highpoint. Just a little skinny. caught on a strike king squarebill 1.5 silent in pumpkin seed.

    1 lb. 11 oz. 15.0 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Nice bass Lance, how are the emergent weeds up there?
  9. This past weekend, I entered my third tournament with the Kayak Anglers of Western PA at Pymatuning. I started the morning off well with three keepers. I was able ...more to get my five fish limit (only a third of the anglers had limits). I caught 18 bass overall, but was unable to cull my two smallest fish. I finished the day in 16th out of 96 anglers with 76.25 inches. I needed one big fish to place in the money. The next morning, I had a good day in Presque Isle (10 bass, 4 smallmouth). Still a few smallies in the Bay.

    2 lb. 9 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. thank you so much for the info!!! we avoid lake Arthur bc we don’t do good there. but I always see your posts. I have different color worms but not green pumpkin ...more with the flake. maybe our next trip will be there. thanks again and hope you have a great fishing season 😁
    2. Nikki, I do fish other baits, but the Yamamoto Senko is my confidence bait. I fish it Texas-rigged without weight. It’s a very versatile bait, and I fish it several ...more different ways. The most popular color, green pumpkin with black flake, works well on many lakes, though it depends on the lake, time of year, and what bait the bass are chasing (for example, if there are schools of shad, then you will want to “match the hatch”).
    3. hello frank! great job getting 16th! It seems you stick with the Gary Yamamoto. can I ask how you rig it? and if I’m not pushing it here…what color?
    4. hello frank! great job getting 16th! It seems you stick with the Gary Yamamoto. can I ask how you rig it? and if I’m not pushing it here…what color?
    5. Mike A., Mike P. is correct. Each angler has to measure their fish using an approved measuring board. For each fish, you have to submit a picture on the board (with ...more a bunch of rules like no open mouth, the fish has to be touching the edge of the board, facing the right direction, etc. You submit your catches on an app. There is a judge who verified the length. And the site (TourneyX) tracks the standings in real time.
    6. Rick S 0
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    8. Drew H 0
      Nice job Frank!
    9. Michael P 0
      these tournaments have judges that verify every fish uploaded to the app being used by every competitor so there’s no honor system involved.
    10. Mike A. 0
      *Who is confirming..?
    11. Mike A. 0
      Hey Frank! Good job! I’m just wondering if this is an honor system tournament? Who confirming the measurements? I play in golf tournaments so I am well aware of ...more honor system scoring. LOL
    12. Mark Merlin 0
      Ditto what Jim said
    13. Matt L 0
      way to go!
    14. Jim Holland 0
      Great job at the tourney!
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  10. dink on a berkley baby bass fluke, count it

    Largemouth Bass

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