1. Lots of bites 6xd sexy shad color, no big ones but lots of fun.

    2 lb. 3 oz. Largemouth Bass with a 6xd

    1. Shawn Gearinger
      Merry Christmas brother!πŸŽ…
    2. Rich Pardy
      Merry Christmas buddy!!
    3. Shawn Gearinger
      Rich it was 70 degrees today, but we are getting cold this weekend just in time for Christmas. Down to 48. I know that is warm for you guys. Wish all of you a very ...more Merry Christmas!!!
    4. Rich Pardy
      im missing that fun, nice day on the water!!
    5. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks guys😊
    6. Morris Campbell
      Nice work Shawn!!
    7. Victor Rideout
      Always fun, good job
    8. Robert Coleman
      Nice catch Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  2. 21inch 5lb. ? Largemouth on a popping frog, not sure on the weight but the measurement is right

    21 in. Largemouth Bass with a Frog

    1. Shawn Gearinger
      Lol, thanks JimboπŸ‘Š
    2. Jimbo Harwood
      Lmao. Fishidy weight!! πŸ€”πŸ€” 15 pounder.. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ GREAT bass Shawn!!
    3. Morris Campbell
      At least 9-11 lbs Fishidy weight:)
    4. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks Robert and Morris!!
    5. Morris Campbell
      That's right up there Shawn!!! Nice Bass!!!
    6. Robert Coleman
      Seems pretty much spot on to me Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ For further reference though, Fishidy weight would've been a minimum of 9#. Morris can confirm this! LmaoπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    7. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks Rich, only bite of the evening. I was just estimating on the weight. Didn't want to put a Fishidy weight on it, lol.
    8. Rich Pardy
      Nice bass Shawn!! 20 to 21 inches usually equals around 5 when I get them that length.
    9. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks guysπŸ‘Š
    10. john stimson
      nice catch
    11. nice catch ShawnπŸ‘πŸ‘Š
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  3. Largemouth on a bone color Whopper plopper

    6 lb. 9 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Topwater

    1. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks JimboπŸ‘Š
    2. Jimbo Harwood
      CONGRATS ON THAT FATTY!! πŸ‘Š
    3. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks Phillip and Victor! Rich just keep trying it you will hit on a pattern that they like!
    4. Phillip Russell
      Awesome fish!!
    5. Rich Pardy
      Thanks Shawn, I have been using nothing but a steady retrieve with the plopper, gonna have to change it up.
    6. Victor Rideout
      Great fish
    7. Morris Campbell
      90% traditional topwater stop and go.
    8. Shawn Gearinger
      Rich, This fish bit as soon as I engaged the reel. I saw her swirl on a shad the day before and couldnt get her to bite. The next evening I threw in the same spot ...more and she hit almost as soon as it hit the water. She was laying right next to a cypress tree in about 5 -6 foot of water.
    9. Shawn Gearinger
      Rich, I am not a politician but I am going to ride the fence. I use both. LOL I start out with a slow steady retrieve and if I get no blowups or some short strikes, ...more I try the stop and go, similar to working a jerk bait. Pop a couple times and then let it sit for a 5 - 10 seconds then pop pop again. Usually one of the retrieve styles will work. I have had a few days that they wanted it as fast as i could reel it with a 6 to 1 reel. Those days are rare but try when you know fish are in the area but wont bite it. I will tell you usually when they hit it, hang on cause they act mad at it and try to take your rod away from you. I have had several hit it right at the boat and nearly lost my rod.
    10. Rich Pardy
      Shawn do you use a steady retrieve with the plopper or a pop and stop?
    11. Shawn Gearinger
      It was David!😎
    12. Shawn Gearinger
      it was on the smaller one, I believe it is 110 size. Big fish love it!😁
    13. Craig Hoskins
      Nice one...what size whopper plopper are you using
    14. David Owens
      Bet that was fun!!
    15. Eddie Goode
      toad
    16. Derek Stitt
      Beautiful Largemouth Shawn!! Looks like a 6 too me.. Good jobπŸ‘
    17. Robert Coleman
      HAWWWG!!! Whopper Plopper strikes again! Nice fish Shawn! No Fishidy weight needed here, she's a beaut! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    18. Melissa Norris
      great catch πŸ˜€
    19. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks Rich! It was Fishidy weight!
    20. Rich Pardy
      Top water monster!! Awesome catch Shawn!!! You are way off on the weight its definitely 6 lbs 10 ozs. :)
    21. Morris Campbell
      Pretty close . Of course on here she might go 10+....
    22. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks Morris!
    23. Morris Campbell
      Plopper power. Nice Hawg Shawn!!!
    24. Shawn Gearinger
      That's a guess on the weight, I forgot my scale. What do you guys think?
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  4. Largemouth on a bone color Whopper plopper

    Largemouth Bass with a Topwater

    1. Shawn Gearinger
      It was almost dark and I had to use the flash, so I wasn't sure what all got in the pic.
    2. Shawn Gearinger
      LOL You caught me Rich! Great minds you know!
    3. Rich Pardy
      Nice bass Shawn I I have all that same gear down to the shoes :)
    4. Morris Campbell
      Plopper power
    5. Jimbo Harwood
      Nice catch Shawn!! 🎣
    6. Robert Coleman
      Whopper Plopper!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  5. Largemouth on a Ribbit frog

    Largemouth Bass with a Frog

    1. Shawn Gearinger
      Morris, I heard somewhere that bass like the SALAD!😁
    2. Morris Campbell
      Great advice Shawn!! If they are buried in the grass better to go get em. We get the hydrilla, kissimmee grass, pads , hyacinth all in the same area. A big salad ...more bar
    3. Shawn Gearinger
      I figured you would have some good words of wisdom for us. Thanks for the advise. We have gotten hay grass here now, I think you call it Kissimmee grass, that stuff ...more is like wire and once they get buried in it you wont get them out if they of any size. I have learned to go in and get em when they get buried up. Don't keep pulling as hard as you can or they will come off, just keep tension and go in a get em. Tight lines guys!!
    4. Jimbo Harwood
      Lol thanks Morris hahaha
    5. Morris Campbell
      I hear you Shawn!! :) Usually if you wait till you feel the fish down here,he either is deep in the grass and slop or drops the frog. Most anglers set the hook ...more on a frog way to hard and it pops out. Two seconds and reel tight .nice set with no slack= hooked bass. Let the boys on TV do the crazy theatrical hook sets. Okay that's my guide sermon for today..LOL
    6. Shawn Gearinger
      Carl just a tip that I use, don't watch the bait while you are retrieving it. If you look away you wont react as quick because you will have to feel it or hear ...more it then react. Morris, I don't know about where you are but here sometimes it takes even longer. I always try to not set the hook until I feel the fish pulling it down. It is still an adrenalin rush!!
    7. Morris Campbell
      2 count then set!!:)
    8. carl schulze
      Ive been usin a frog a bit lately,caught a couple. Missed 1 yesterday on a 30 min trip. My trouble is the blow up is so quick and beautiful i dont wait for it,trigger ...more finger and jerk it from them lips to quick. Tryin to wait,no patience but trying
    9. Shawn Gearinger
      Rich ours is just kicking off good. We went on Sunday and couldn't buy a topwater bite. Tuesday I got 12 bites in about an hour and a half. They were mostly ...more in the 2 to 3 lb range.
    10. Rich Pardy
      Another nice one Shawn, our top water bite never kicked in this year for some reason, I keep throwing the frogs and plopper but with no luck.
    11. Morris Campbell
      Nice one Shawn!
    12. Shawn Gearinger
      I love topwater bites!!! But then who doesn't?
    13. Jimbo Harwood
      Top water action is the best!!!! BOOM!! NICE BASS!
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  6. Caught two largemouth on one cast

    Largemouth Bass with a Square bill crank

    1. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks guys!!
    2. Morris Campbell
      That's how the Pros do it!!! Nice work :)
    3. Ron Sullivan
      great job
    4. Shawn Gearinger
      I have only done it a couple times and always on a topwater. This time one hit and then it got a lot heavier halfway back to the boat, so I think the second one ...more tried to take it away. Makes for a great day!
    5. Rich Pardy
      Thats awesome, I had it only happen once but one got off before I landed them.
    6. Robert Coleman
      Have never been able to do that..... yet! I tip my hat to you Shawn! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘Š
    7. kenny thompson
      Nice!!! I've gotten two trout on a topwater one time. Heck of a blow up!!
    8. Jimbo Harwood
      That's an awesome catch Shawn!! lol.
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  7. 2lb 14oz. caught on a topwater

    2 lb. 14 oz. Largemouth Bass with a Top water

    1. Shawn Gearinger
      Kathryn, The lipless crankbait have been working also. Try a red-eye shad in sexy shad color. Don't forget the bone colored Whopper Plopper!πŸ‘ Hope you do great. ...more Which part of the lake are you headed too?
    2. I am fishing Sam Rayburn this coming weekend. I would be thrilled to get a gal like that on my line. I am going with a guide and when I ask about where and the best ...more lures to bring he just keeps saying just throw a few motor oil sencos and you’ll be fine. Obviously that isn’t going to affect my entire bait selection. We’ll see, πŸŸπŸš£β€β™€οΈ
    3. Jimbo Harwood
      Good glad to hear ya doing ok.. hopefully it don't hit anyone... prayers with you guys.
    4. Shawn Gearinger
      I am ok Jimbo! Just dealing with ole Harvey down here. I haven't been able to fish lately. The lake is up 5 feet, but I will be getting out soon. Looking forward ...more to this cold front coming through tonight. now if we can just keep Irma from hitting anyone. Thanks
    5. Jimbo Harwood
      Hey bud haven't heard anything from ya in a while.. hope all is well.. :)
    6. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks Jimbo!
    7. Jimbo Harwood
      Nice bass Shawn
    8. Shawn Gearinger
      105 heat index today!😲
    9. Shawn Gearinger
      105 heat index today!😲
    10. Shawn Gearinger
      105 heat index today!😲
    11. Rich Pardy
      NIce one Shawn, I cant wait for some cooler weather.
    12. Shawn Gearinger
      They will be back, as soon as the water starts to cool off. Summer is always slow.
    13. Megan Barfield
      Early to mid morning is when we make it out and he has been lucky to catch one all day. Sunfish hit all day though. Thanks for the heads up. That is our favorite ...more spot so I would hate to abandon it.
    14. Shawn Gearinger
      Megan the morning bite has been dead, we have been catching a few in the evenings, but it is definitely slow. Can't wait for fall!😁
    15. Megan Barfield
      My son has been fishing that spot almost every weekend and only catching babies. It looks like late evening for you so we may have to change up our times.
    16. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks Robert, I love the topwater bite! I threw a Whopper Plopper, but they wanted something more suttle.
    17. Robert Coleman
      Gotta love the topwater hits! Nice bass Shawn!
    18. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks Morris!
    19. Morris Campbell
      Nice bass Shawn!! Pic too!!
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  8. Largemouth on an Ol Monster worm, watermelon candy red

    2 lb. 13 oz. Largemouth Bass with a 10" worm

    1. Shawn Gearinger
      Kent, be ready for the heat, it's brutal. Good luck!
    2. Kent Marze
      Nice! Hope I can go next week
    3. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks Jim!
    4. Jim McCahey
      Nice Shawn!
    5. Jim McCahey
      Nice Shawn!
    6. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks Morris!
    7. Morris Campbell
      Nice work Shawn!!!
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  9. largemouth on a zoom ole monster worm, green pumpkin magic

    Largemouth Bass with a 10" worm

    1. Jimbo Harwood
      nice catch Shawn
    2. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks guys! I think I need a support group? I am addicted to the thump on a big worm. I can never get enough, lol.😎
    3. Rich Pardy
      Nice bass buddy!!
    4. Morris Campbell
      Ole monster strikes again!!
    5. Robert Coleman
      Nice Bass Shawn!
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  10. Largemouth on a 10" powerworm

    Largemouth Bass with a 10" worm

    1. Shawn Gearinger
      Thanks guys!
    2. Shawn Gearinger
      Yes Morris the hay grass or Kissimmee grass as you guys call it is really holding fish😁
    3. Nice shawn
    4. Morris Campbell
      Nice one Shawn! Great background too. Looks very fishy!!!
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About

Fish for mostly largemouth but enjoy catching crappie in the summer time. Really anything that tugs on the other end of the line is fun to catch.


Fishing Favorites

  • Species Largemouth and crappie
  • Waterway Big Sam and Toledo Bend
  • Lure C-rig is my fav, then crankbaits, shakey head jigs, football jigs and senkos. I am learning to fish deep structure more. Still working on that first ten pounder. Personal best is an 8.3lb.

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