1. I'm sure there were better options than bass fishing on this 45 degree dayπŸ˜‚ Made the best of some bad weather and a really tough bite. Not exactly the size ...more I'm looking for, but every bite is special this time of year. Ice and snow will be here before we know it.

    19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Lethal Weapon Swim Jig

    1. Nice bass Jacob. We still have a few weeks before the ice and snow arrive here:)
    2. jeff mcelroy 0
      fish like that make the trip worthwhile
    3. Pretty nice Bass Jacob! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    4. Good Bass JacobπŸ‘πŸ‘
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  2. Yesterday I broke my PB largemouth! Had to battle high winds, rain, and even hail for a little while but I made the best of it and caught a true northwoods giant. ...more A 6 pounder is next on the list 😜

    5 lb. 2 oz. 21 in. Largemouth Bass with a Lethal Weapon Swim Jig

    1. Negative Ghost Rider!!!!! Cubs Rule, Brewers Drool!😁😁😁😁 We gave you today, so we can win more games than you..... and the WS!!!!
    2. Thanks everyone! Hey now, the Cubs had their year, it's the Brewers turn! πŸ˜‚
    3. nice one buddy
    4. jeff mcelroy 0
      congratulations, nice catch
    5. Very nice Jacob! Congrats on PB!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ And listen to Rich..... Cubs want the division more!!!😁😁😁
    6. Rich Pardy 0
      Congrats again Jacob!! Now tell your brewers to slow down a bit!! :)
    7. That's a Hawg!!! Nice work Jacob
    8. Nice one JacobπŸ‘
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  3. Second one from today. Didn't think the largies got this big in this part of the UP. Glad I was proven wrong!

    19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Lethal Weapon Swim Jig

    1. Very nice Bass Jacob
    2. freaking pig gut
    3. HAWWWWWG!!! WTG Jacob! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    4. That's a UP Lunker!! Nice work
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  4. Stuck two UP giants today and tied my PB!

    20 in. Largemouth Bass with a KVD Dreamshot

    1. Get em
    2. Very nice Jacob! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    3. Fine Bass!!!
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  5. Two days ago was easily the craziest day I've ever had in this spot. I lost nine pike on tubes, a jerkbait, and a swimbait, all in a stretch of water less than ...more 50 yards long. They were inhaling everything I was throwing for bass. Most were a few inches smaller than this, but I did lose one giant that felt much heavier. Great Lakes pike have always fascinated me, they're really beautiful and healthy fish!

    31 in. Northern Pike with a Tube

    1. That's a good looking pike Jacob! Awesome catch! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
  6. Felt good to finally stick a big one again! Cracked 20" for the first time this year. She ate the tube once and I swung on her and missed. I let it fall back ...more to the bottom and waited a couple of seconds before picking up the slack and she bit it again. This time I didn't miss 😁 I've found that killing the bait after missing a hookset can often get you a second chance at the fish, as long as you didn't drive the hook into it's mouth. This time it paid off with my biggest smallie of the year.

    20 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Tube

    1. jeff mcelroy 0
      good fish!
    2. Scott Sorrell 0
      Congrats....that is a nice size smallie
    3. Vern Hall 0
      Hell of a smallie nice one!
    4. Nice Smallie Jacob! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. Absolutely
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  7. Skinny 19"er in the shallows at last light. My longest Chain bass of the year; too bad she didn't have more girth! Fall is not far off, days are getting ...more shorter and big fish are on the move. This is the most exciting time of the year!

    19 in. Largemouth Bass with a YUM Dinger

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Nice catch Jacob!!
    2. good bass JacobπŸ‘
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  8. This one never skipped shoulder day πŸ’ͺ

    Largemouth Bass with a Dropshot Roboworm

    1. jeff mcelroy 0
      nice catch
    2. green monster!
    3. Right on Jacob! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    4. That's a fine bass Jacob!!!
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  9. A bit late with these next few posts, but fishing has been great the last week! This weekend I went to my favorite river spot and caught my biggest largemouth of ...more the year so far, probing the deep weedline with a drop shot. Not sure how much it weighed, any guesses? It was a pretty fat fish, I'm guessing close to 4 pounds. I need to start using my scale πŸ˜‚ Continuing the trend from last year of catching more and bigger fish in August, it seems to be the first inkling of fall with the slight changes in the length of daylight.

    19 in. Largemouth Bass with a KVD Dreamshot

    1. Jacob Anderson 0
      Haha thanks everyone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Not my all time PB, but one of the better ones I've caught!
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
    3. Jimbo Harwood 0
      lmao.. you guys know i like my fishidy WEIGHT.. lol. i try not to..😁
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Very nice Jacob! Congrats on PB brother! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. You gotta long arm them like Robert to make 12 Jimbo!!!!!
    6. Jimbo Harwood 0
      id call it a 12lber.. 😁 i like fishidy weight.. makes my BASS BIGGER! its the only way i can compete with THE CAPT!! AND ALL OF HIS OVER SIZED BEAST OF ...more A BASS.. JK CAPT 🎣🎣🎣🎣🎣
    7. Jimbo Harwood 0
    8. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Thats a 10 for sure
    9. WTG Jacob!! Congrats on the PB...That's right there at 4 lbs... however on Fishidy those can weigh 8+ lbs!!!!!!!!!
    10. Gannon Walles 0
      The average length to weight scale says 3.9lbs so 4lbs is an accurate weight.
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  10. Baby football I caught on SundayπŸ‘ΆπŸˆ Took my annual trip up north with some friends from high school this weekend. Absolutely hammered the largies, unfortunately ...more they weren't all that big. I only had a little time to myself to try and find the smallies on this really windy day. Great weekend of fishing overall with some great friends!

    Smallmouth Bass with a KVD Dream Shot

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      WOW! Looks bigger than that! πŸ‘
    2. Jacob Anderson 0
      Thanks everyone! No girth measurement, she only went 16.5" on the bump board. But I bet it was pushing 2.5 pounds, a nice healthy fish this time of year
    3. that's a big ol' football!
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Awsome trip with good friends and some Fish. cant beat that, πŸ‘ GREAT SMALLIE!πŸ‘
    5. jeff mcelroy 0
      nice football πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
    6. Robert Coleman 0
      Awesome Jacob! Did you get a girth measurement on her! Helluva Smallie!!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    7. That's a fatty!!!!
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Fishing has been my favorite hobby for as long as I can remember. I grew up fishing small rivers and lakes around my home in Central Wisconsin ...more for bass, trout, and panfish, and as a mechanical engineering student at Michigan Tech, I've had great opportunities to fish some of the many beautiful lakes in the UP. I fish for just about anything that swims and enjoy targeting new species, but I especially enjoy the fight of a smallmouth bass and the serenity of wading a trout stream.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Smallmouth/Largemouth Bass
  • Waterway Waupaca Chain O' Lakes, Vilas County lakes, Wisconsin River
  • Lure Plastics, Topwater, Swimbaits