1. Toothy-one top water blow up! It just torpedoed the plopper 15 ft from the boat. Great fight and just a blast on the St. Croix Bass-X! My personal best Northern ...more (kind of pathetic but I don't actively target them). Glad I bought some grown-up rods and reels this spring and set aside the 15 year old ones hahaha!

    33 in. Northern Pike with a River2Sea Whopper Plopper

    1. Clay Russell 0
      Tony, that is a nice northern, especially since you caught it on a top water. If you are into trolling crankbaits, larger northerns (up to 42") can be caught ...more in Mendota between 28' and 32' as there seems to be a breakline around most of Mendota at those depths. Before moving away 10 years ago, I caught several over 40" and lots of 36" to 39" ones plus some nice walleyes and smallmouths -- and they were all at those depths right near the bottom.
  2. Caught over emerging weeds. It was a blast on my new St. Croix Eyecon. I suck at Walleyes so it is working nicely as a Bass rod LOL!

    17 in. Largemouth Bass with a White Off-Set Spinner

  3. Smoked the off set spinner over emerging weed line near break.

    18 in. Largemouth Bass with a white off-set spinner

  4. How did this guy get a shirt? I even put him right on a big one... LOL!

    18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Chartreuse Off-set spinner

    1. Nice bass.....rocking that Fishidy t-shirt
  5. Decent pike caught on the edge of some emerging weeds that are holding largemouth bass that are ready to spawn. The Bass wouldn’t budge but this guy was hungry! ...more Frustrating to float over fish that wouldn’t bite all day but they’ll come around...

    24 in. Northern Pike with a Senko

  6. Slow outing on an extremely rare day off for me. This Chunky Momma is about to drop some weight with water temps slowly warming...

    17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Senko

  7. Gotta love a surprise toothy one while you’re bass fishing!

    29 in. Northern Pike with a 4’ diving fat rap

    1. Nice one Tony
    2. Tony Callies 0
      Oh yeah - it's a blast! On the flip side, a friend of a friend of mine caught a HUGE Smallie yesterday while Muskie fishing... fish never cooperate LOL
    3. E Stahl 0
      Ha! Same thing happened to me this weekend! 36" musky out of nowhere. I'll take it though!
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  8. Great to be out on opening weekend! Fitting start to the year for this Smallie geek. Hit hard on break just off shallow bar.

    14 in. Smallmouth Bass with a 4’ diving fat rap in chartreuse pattern

  9. First time out on open water this year. Got a few walleyes, but relatively slow this morning. Happy spring and hope everyone is selectively harvesting so we can ...more all enjoy some good fishing down the line!

    15 in. Walleye with a jig and minnow

    1. wayne lensert 0
      yum yum nice catch not lrgal by me in wi 18'' minimum
    2. Tony Callies 0
      Yes good eater but unfortunately for me they gotta be 18" minimum at this spot... A keeper above the dam LOL
    3. wayne lensert 0
      great eater
    4. Dennis Slifer 0
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  10. Details: 96 in. Bluegill with a Firetiger Moonjig w/spike


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Fishing Favorites

  • Species Muskies/Smallies
  • Waterway East Fork Chippewa River
  • Lure #5 Mepps White Bucktail