1. 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. Haha thanks everyone πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Not my all time PB, but one of the better ones I've caught!
    3. lmao.. you guys know i like my fishidy WEIGHT.. lol. i try not to..😁
    4. Very nice Jacob! Congrats on PB brother! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. You gotta long arm them like Robert to make 12 Jimbo!!!!!
    6. 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. lmao
    8. 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. The average length to weight scale says 3.9lbs so 4lbs is an accurate weight.
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  2. 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. WOW! Looks bigger than that! πŸ‘
    2. 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. Awesome Jacob! Did you get a girth measurement on her! Helluva Smallie!!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    7. That's a fatty!!!!
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  3. Awesome day yesterday! Started out on a large shallow lake in the morning and did well on buzzbaits, then paddled up a small river to my favorite secret pond. Probing ...more the deep weedline with a dropshot got a few quality fish, with this one being the largest. For some reason, the bass in this river system are some of the fattest in the area!

    Largemouth Bass with a Dropshot Roboworm

    1. Thanks guys!
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great looking fish there Jacob!! πŸ‘
    3. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice one Jacob!!
    4. Very nice Jacob! Sounds like a great day! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. Nice work there Jacob!!!
    6. Pete Lyden 0
      come up with a plan and execute! Nice work
    7. David Loner 0
      Sweet fish Jacob!
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  4. Best part about summer is that topwater bite πŸ˜„

    Largemouth Bass with a 🐸🐸

    1. Fine bass there Jacob!!! Congrats
    2. Tommy Horn 0
      What a HOG!!! Congrats on that beast Jacob your earned it man!!. You are an amazing angler with a huge fishing talent!. Keep those lines tight and I hope you do ...more well and keep showing off your amazing skills buddy!.
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice Bass Jacob! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  5. Having a really tough time finding the big ones on my home waters this season, but I did get my first fish on an MS Slammer last night.

    17 in. Largemouth Bass with a MS Slammer

    1. perry dunn 0
      where on the chain of lakes
    2. Chance Haux 0
      You look like you have everything under control lol. That's huge!!! (from Wyoming)
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  6. A bit late with this post, but last week I took a weekend road trip to northern Wisconsin to fish for smallies. I didn't get the giant that I was hoping for, ...more but 18"+ class smallmouth were the rule rather than the exception, and I lost count of how many fish of that caliber I caught. Best of all, I had the river entirely to myself all weekend! Here's my biggest one from the trip.

    19 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Tube

    1. Jacob Anderson 0
      Thanks everyone!
    2. Derek Stitt 0
      Great looking Smallie Jacob!
    3. Beautiful smallmouth!!
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice Smallie Jacob! I love it when you catch so many big ones you lose track. Not a bad thing to happen! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. Roger Parker 0
      Hell, that looks like a giant to me!! Great catch!!
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  7. Finally some spring weather in the forecast! Only 2 and a half weeks until the opener!

    Smallmouth Bass with a Tube

    1. Jacob Anderson 0
      I caught it in northern Wisconsin. Not sure where that is haha but good luck! Prespawn fishing is probably the best of the year for fat football smallies! And here's ...more hoping the Hawks step it up next season lol
    2. That's a nice Smallmouth Jacob
    3. Go Hawks! Where did you get that? Heading to Quatico in 6 weeks hoping to get a bunch like that
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Good looking Smallie Jacob! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. Jacob Anderson 0
      Thanks guys! William this one was 18.5"
    6. Very nice! How big?
    7. Noah Shapiro 0
    8. Derek Stitt 0
      Beautiful Smallie Jacob
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  8. Awesome night last night! Went 12 for 15 on burbot including this beauty that was one inch shy of a Michigan Master Angler! These are quickly becoming an addiction ...more for me πŸ˜‚

    25 in. Burbot with a Buckshot Spoon w/ Smelt

    1. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice one dude!!
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      Awesome Jacob! WOW, what a fish!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    3. Haha!! He would probably try that. He gave up on the cold and is in SW Florida until April
    4. Jacob Anderson 0
      Thanks Morris! No better time than the present! Right now they're getting ready to spawn. ive been getting them within a short walk from shore in 40 to 50 feet ...more of water. Just pound the bottom after dark with a heavy spoon and a piece of smelt and it's pretty much guaranteed success.
    5. My buddy up there wants to catch one of those in the worst way! Nice work Jacob.
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  9. Found a pair of nice crappies yesterday. Only caught two but they were good ones!

    Black Crappie with a Northland Forage Minnow jig and Gulp! plastic

    1. Very good ones
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      Very nice Jacob! πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  10. I've wanted to catch these guys forever and finally got my chance last night! Iced 4 solid burbot on tipups in between smelt fishing. Am I the only one who thinks ...more they're not ugly at all?πŸ˜‚

    Burbot with a Tipup w/ Cut Smelt

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      Awesome Jacob! I think they are pretty cool looking too. Neat markings on the bodies! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘


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