1. Caught on a swim jig with double tail grub trailer.

    21.0 in. Northern Pike

  2. Caught on a Strike King KVD perfect plastics caffeine shad.

    2 lb. 3 oz. Largemouth Bass

  3. Picked it up off the bottom. I felt my line swimming off and I reeled into the hookset. Great fight. He managed to wiggle off as I was landing him, which is why ...more he is covered in gravel.

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

  4. One of my goals this year was to catch a bass on a frog. To date, this 3 pound 8 ouncer is my biggest frog fish. I am really loving that kind of topwater bite!

  5. Took my son and his buddy fishing on Saturday. They caught fish, but I got the big one of the day. Caught this girl slow rolling a spinnerbait just over the weeds ...more in about ten feet of water.

  6. Heading out this weekend to Silver Springs State Park (Yorkville, IL) to do some fishing. Anyone have any feedback on this location from this year?


I live in the NW suburbs of Illinois. At age five my family moved to this area. While moving in our dog ran away. I went out looking for him ...more and found him by a pond. I would fish that pond almost every day for the next fifteen years. That is where I developed my love for fishing. I do not own a boat. I am a bank beater.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Largemouth Bass
  • Waterway Have rods and tackle backpack, will travel.
  • Lure Depends on the situation. I love fishing a moving bait, but I always seem to catch them on finesse baits.