1. Not trying to out-do Squatch.... Just trying to match the same levelπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

    1. i like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    2. Same
    3. Now THAT is freaking awesome!!!!!!
    4. amen the day I was borne by my mom she was ice fishing. She went into labor on the ice on 1-11-60. Everyone said they caught me out of a fishing hole on the ice.
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  2. Got my friend to come with me and he caught the big one.... 20.5" / 4#14oz. Was hoping to break the 5# mark, but we got close!

    4 lb. 14 oz. 20 in. Largemouth Bass with a Live Bluegill

    1. Yes! Keeps them from burrowing intothe weeds.
    2. One more question, do you use a bobber or no?
    3. Cool! Thank you for the tip!
    4. To Matt: To Jessie: 4/0 Kahle hook. Hook bluegill on top in front of tail behind dorsal fin. (*Learned from Capt. Morris Campbell) :)
    5. Pig! Love it! Going bass fishing tomorrow and try to get into some nice ones’
    6. Out of curiosity because I would really like to try this sometime, where do you hook the bluegill when you use it as bait. I have used minnows before and I typically ...more hook them through the lips.
    7. nice catch πŸ˜€
    8. Ben Carter 0
      God I love farm ponds!
    9. Rich... Morris taught me well! The student has become the teacher! Lmao. But I feel he has more to teach. I better go back to see him! 😁😁😁😁
    10. Thanks everyone! Ben, it was a farm pond.
    11. Ben Carter 0
      Where were you fishing?
    12. Thats a good one!
    13. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice job putting him on the fish captain!! :)
    14. good fish!
    15. YEA BUDDY!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    16. Nice fish there!
    17. Lol I'll be back to see you!!!!!
    18. Some day I hope my friend will take me fishing for bass!!!!;) nice work guys
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  3. Yesterday's biggest for me! 19.75" / 4# 1oz. was a tough morning even getting gills for bait. Luckily we found a few to entice some Largies!

    4 lb. 1 oz. 19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Live Bluegill

    1. Thanks Bryan! πŸ‘Š
    2. Beauty! Love the chunks!
    3. Thanks Melissa
    4. great catch πŸ˜€
    5. Jessie King 0
      Thanks rob I will have to give that a try I use live bluegill too but my hook up ratio isn't that good nice bass
    6. Thanks Rich πŸ‘Š Thanks Jeff πŸ‘Š
    7. as usual awesome fish Robert, you are the man!!!!πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
    8. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice healthy hawg brother!!
    9. To Jessie: 4/0 Kahle hook. Hook bluegill on top in front of tail behind dorsal fin. (*Learned from Capt. Morris Campbell) :)
    10. Jessie King 0
      How do u hook the bluegills?
    11. Good Bass RobertπŸ‘
    12. cute
    13. Nice morning!! Headed to the Pequea Creek for kittie cats
    14. Mark, it's a private farm pond.
    15. Thanks Morris!
    16. That's a fine bass!!!
    17. Mark Merlin 0
      Awesome, care to share what Lake you fish?
    18. Thanks Ted! πŸ‘Š
    19. Ted Lewis 0
      Real nice fish Robert.
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  4. Ok, to everyone down South, this is normal. But in IOWA, not so much!!!!! Nephew was getting off of the river from flathead fishing at 1:30am and this guy was ...more sitting by the boat ramp when they were pulling the boat out. He jumped out and snapped a couple of pics and a short video. His commentary for the video was, "An armadillo in Iowa City! " Which he said about 5 times, Lol. But I suppose I would've said the same. Just plain crazy around here. Soooooooo, does anyone out there in Fishidy land have any idea how this little guy made it all the way North to IOWA?????

    1. Lmao
    2. That's just an ozark speed bump I would have backed the pickup over him!! :)
    3. That’s to funny, last Friday evening I saw family of 5 running behind our yard.
    4. we probably have 3 or 4 within a couple of miles of my driveway. but a couple are more than likely roadkill. maybe the heat here is causing them to migrate..lol
    5. They can survive the Iowa winter's. They won't like it but they can do it
    6. As long as they don't eat all my 5 pounders! 😁😁😁
    7. Maybe some big Fl bass would like to vacation in the pond Robert??
    8. Hey ... Possum on the half shell:))
    9. I would say he must have hitch hiked on a truck or train.I don't think they can survive the Iowa winter. We do have several sightings a year here in Kansas, ...more but I have never seen one.
    10. Billy: when every illogical explanation is ruled out, only the LOGICAL ones exist! I will spread the word around town that Sasquatch let it go! Thank You! ...more ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    11. What?!?!
    12. ok folks...honestly!! This is the result of allowing Big Foot in letting him have an exotic pet. It has grown to big for it be taken care of in captivity. It has ...more been set free....THE END
    13. Lol Billy!
    14. bango 0
      Asked my in-laws in Perry and they haven't ever seen or heard of one in the state. They also suggested it came off a rail car. Pretty rare sighting that far ...more North!
    15. To be quite honest I could explain it to you Robert Coleman, buuuut you probably wouldn't understand... It's a SOUTHERN thing....lol jk
    16. Maybe I'll go back and try to catch him, then I'll bring him home next year when I come to see you again! 😁
    17. He's on vacation:)
    18. Lmao Shawn! I thought maybe Morris hid him in one of our carry ons!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    19. He got lost from down here in Texas! I bet he climbed on a train and got shipped north! LOL Most of the ones you see here are upside down along the road. They are ...more blind as a bat and not near as agile.
    20. Cool
    21. Wow!!!! Bull sharks and alligators in the ole Mississippi this far up but armadillos ? Wild hogs are right behind them
    22. That is some good eating right there. Just make sure you harvest it after first good hard freeze.
    23. THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT WE SAID!!!!!! Scratching our heads! πŸ€”πŸ€―πŸ€―πŸ€―
    25. An armadillo in Iowa? What the heck!
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  5. I finally convinced my nephew to get out for a few hours this morning and take a break from his remodel. He hooked a couple bass that jumped and spit the hook. ...more 10 minutes before leaving this guy hammered the gill and took off for the other end of the pond!

    9 lb. 6 oz. 29 in. Channel Catfish with a Live Bluegill

    1. great channel
    2. nice catch πŸ˜€
    3. Jeff MacRae 0
    4. I can only hope! Nice...
    5. It's taken years, but it's finally producing some great fish!
    6. Thats a good channelπŸ‘ seems like a pretty good pond ya got there.
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  6. Happy 4th of July everyone. Tight lines to all!

    1. I believe she used a red, white and blue bass jig from "Liberty" Tackle! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    2. karen eichman 0
      Happy 4th! What bait was used?
    3. happy 4th
    4. Same to you my friend
    5. Rich Pardy 0
      Happy 4th to you too!! Cubbies are on a roll brother!!
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Same to you Robert!!! And everyone else!!!
    7. jeff mcelroy 0
      happy 4th to you as well
    8. Donald Alcott 0
      Happy 4 th
    10. Allan Prasil 0
      Happy 4th to you
    11. thomas knopp 0
      back atcha my friend
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  7. Man it was tough today. Maybe the late start, or the water temp getting high, but only got a couple nice ones today. This was the biggest at 19.75" / 4#10oz. ...more At least I got to work on my tan. πŸ€ͺ

    4 lb. 10 oz. 19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Live Bluegill

    1. Super chunk!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    2. Yep, they make great bass bait!
    3. Douglas R. 0
      Your bait was a live bluegill? Interesting. I caught a sunny a few days back and a large northern came up before I pulled him in and almost took him.
    4. Thanks Josh & Jerilyn!πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
    5. Nice, I wish I could catch fish like that!
    6. Healthy lookin fish. nice job RobertπŸ‘
    7. Thanks Noah, Derek and Melissa! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
    8. nice catch πŸ˜€
    9. Derek Stitt 0
      Nice Robert! @least you got a couple good ones..πŸ‘
    10. Noah Shapiro 0
      Nice Robert, just like max
    11. Thanks B!
    12. b ripoer 0
      Nice bass, cool pic.
    13. Funny thing isn't it!? I actually caught a couple gills that were small enough for them to eat. Most of them I catch, I should be cleaning and eating!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    14. Nice bass Brother
    15. You mean a bluegill fits way down in a 5 lber and doesn't stick way out??? Hmmmmm
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  8. Didn't get out fishing till after an appt this morning. After catching a few crappies, 11" / 11oz, finally got a few gills for bait. This little guy, 19.5" ...more / 3#9oz, didn't even get the hook in him. The top fin of the bluegill was stuck in the side of his mouth! Got to reuse the bluegill for another fish! πŸ‘

    3 lb. 9 oz. 19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Live Bluegill

    1. Nice!
    2. Lmao.... sorry Morris, no Fishidy weight
    3. 7 lb. 14 oz?
    4. HeheheπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    5. jeff mcelroy 0
      reusable bait, nice concept
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  9. BONUS fish of the day! Kitty cat came out to play and muscled his way through the Bass to get the gill!!!!!

    9 lb. 11 oz. 29 in. Channel Catfish with a Live Bluegill

    1. Thanks Shawn!
    2. Shawn Spivey 0
      Good size channel.
    3. Thanks Bryan!
    4. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice bottom dragger!
    5. Thanks Gabriel and Kenneth!
    6. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Nice one Robert!
    7. Gabriel Baker 0
      Live Bait For the Win!
    8. Thanks Melissa, Ryan, & Dominic! πŸ‘Š
    9. great catch πŸ˜€
    10. Ryan Bancroft 0
    11. Dominic Smith 0
      hell ya. nice catch. from a fellow catfisherman
    12. Sorry Karen....😁😁😁😁
    13. karen eichman 0
      Putting my "catie" catches to shame!!
    14. That they do Russell! Thanks! πŸ‘Š
    15. nice cat. I never complain about catching a catfish while bass fishing. they always give a good fight.
    16. Lol, thanks Morris!
    17. Here Kitty Kitty!! Nice to be Robert
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  10. Last day of vacation. Fished all last week with Dad & Bro catching walleyes. Today, back home to see if the bass missed me.... they did! Numerous 19" to ...more 21.25" fish today with the largest weighing in at 5# 6oz!!! Good day!!!

    5 lb. 6 oz. 21 in. Largemouth Bass with a Senko & Live Bluegill

    1. Bryan Harper 0
    2. Thanks Melissa. Ryan, I was on vaca in northern Iowa.
    3. nice work πŸ˜€
    4. Ryan Bancroft 0
      Hey where were you vacationing at Like what state? I see you are from IA. Those are some pigs
    5. bango 0
      Nice Robert!
    6. Lol.... No Fishidy weights here sir! πŸ‘
    7. At least the weights are the same!!! LMAO
    8. Sorry, don't know why that posted twice!
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I live in Iowa City, IA. Love to fish for anything that swims! Have the Iowa River close by and lots of farm ponds. Travel north every year ...more for ice fishing trip and once during the summer. Can't wait to try deep sea fishing and notch that one off of my bucket list.

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  • Species Smallmouth, Largemouth, Walleyes
  • Waterway Wherever there is water!
  • Lure Crankbaits, plastics and live bait