1. Good lord brother I was excited about my fish yesterday until I saw yours.Congrats man that's a dream fish.

    1. Thanks man, I caught it on a pond during a snowstorm on a sunday.
  2. Big bass of the day: 19" Released

    19 in. Largemouth Bass with a waxworm

    1. Right on Scott!! Ice is for drinks and coolers:)
    2. Lol Scott..... you sound like Morris! 不不不不不不不不不不不不不不
    3. Scott Sorrell 0
      I'll wait for spring...I'm staying away from the ice....lol
    4. Bahahahaha.... some days, it feels like it!
    5. In Siberia
    6. @Ashley: farm pond, bout the only good places we have!
    7. Where was this one?
    8. Thanks Daniel
    9. Thanks Melissa
    10. Thanks Derek
    11. Nice bass!
    12. Thanks Rich
    13. Lol thanks B!
    14. very nice
    15. Derek Stitt 0
      Beautiful Largemouth Robert!
    16. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice one brother thru the ice!!
    17. b ripoer 0
      That's like bait for those big bass your catching Capt ha ha ha, sorry Robert that's a nice bass.
    18. Thanks Chris
    19. hell of a jig fight on that one!
    20. Thanks Bryan
    21. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice cold water Largie!
    22. Lol Robert. Yeah we did Capt
    23. Alright Josh, I've put pencil to paper: Chris caught a 16" bass with 24" rod, therefore .66 units he says. Mine was 19" with a 26" rod ...more making it .73 units. I WIN!!!!不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不不
    24. Yes it was Dusty! Thanks
    25. Dusty Spooner 0
      Wow. On a wax worm. Nice!
    26. Thanks Chad
    27. Thanks Morris
    28. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice bass Robert!!!
    29. We did get one that size Josh!!! Nice work on the frozen tundra Robert:))
    30. Thanks Josh It was a small rod.... I'll do the math after I get them all cleaned and see if it's "relatively" close to Chris's whopper!不不不不不不
    31. Thanks Debbie
    32. Debbie F 0
      Thats a nice'in!
    33. Nice one Robert. Did you use small rod or big rod
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  3. Lots of nice 9" gills. Couple of 12" Crappies. We released over twice as many. It was a great morning. Once the snow started, they stopped! Crazy!!!!!

    Bluegill with a waxworms

    1. Thanks Melissa
    2. Thanks Rich
    3. @Bryan: Farm Pond
    4. nice work
    5. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice variety man, same here they shut off when the snow hit.
    6. Bryan Shelton 0
      Nice catch! Where at?
    7. Thanks Chris
    8. always fun!
    9. Lol Thanks Capt!
    10. Fair weather fish...:)
    11. Thanks Josh
    12. Nice haul bud 鳶
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  4. The big girl went 11.5" / 1#6oz. Thought it was a bass the way the drag was humming!

    1 lb. 6 oz. 11 in. Bluegill with a spoon & waxworm

    1. Thanks John
    2. john stimson 0
      nice catch
    3. Thanks Comp
    4. comp User 0
      Looks like a good Catch, and some GREAT eating!
    5. Thanks Luis!
    6. Luis Romo 0
      Very nice gill!! Wall hanger
    7. Lol.... come summer.... yes! 不不不不
    8. bait?
    9. Thanks Bryan!
    10. Bryan Harper 0
    11. Thanks Tod
    12. Thanks Karen
    13. Tod Fisher 0
      Whoa. Gillzilla! Nice
    14. karen eichman 0
      Nice!! As usual
    15. Thanks Tony
    16. Thanks Daniel
    17. Thanks Arty
    18. Tony Callies 0
      That is just a crazy huge Bluegill
    19. What a beast of a gill! Great job!
    20. Monster
    21. Thanks Chad
    22. Chad M 0
      Don't get those everyday! Nice fish
    23. Thanks Buddy Thanks Melissa
    24. nice one
    25. Buddy Pierce 0
      I will take a dozen. Real nice one Robert.
    26. Thanks Bobby
    27. Thanks John
    28. Bobby Logwood 0
      That's a good'n
    29. john stimson 0
      awesome gill
    30. @Albert: Small Lindy spoon!
    31. Thanks Page, Josh & Doug! 鳶鳶
    32. Doug Carlson 0
      Was that still up in northern Iowa
    33. Doug Carlson 0
      Congrats I never caught one that big
    34. Monster Gill Robert鳶..Congrats buddy.
    35. Page Berkholz 0
    36. what type of spoon. we were out all day and no bites?
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  5. Finally got some good ice to head out to a pond! Gills were biting pretty good till noon. Managed to get a couple meals!

    Bluegill with a spoon & waxworm

    1. Thanks Trent
    2. Trent Hinshaw 0
      Nice mess of fish, making my mouth water lol.
    3. Thanks B, yes they were! Some in my belly already!
    4. Good job....fished for years through the ice and never did as well as you. Fun day!
    5. b ripoer 0
      That's some good eating gills, great job.
    6. Thanks Arty and Daniel鳶
    7. Mess of gills alright! Congrats!
    8. Fun fun
    9. Thanks Buddy Thanks Melissa
    10. great work
    11. Buddy Pierce 0
    12. Thanks Jimbo
    13. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great haul brother
    14. Thanks Doug
    15. Thanks Josh!
    16. Doug Carlson 0
      Very nice
    17. Best ice fishing picture ive seen all winter鳶. Nice day Robert.
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  6. Came up to northern Iowa to visit my brother and hit the ice, since we don't have any! 4 of us jumped to a couple different lakes all day and got a nice mixed ...more bag. Northern, walleye, crappie, and perch! Bite was VERY slow everywhere. The snow and frigid cold (-7) has everything messed up!

    Walleye with a waxworm & minnow

    1. Yes justin
    2. Justin Zobel 0
      Where at in n.iA
    3. Bryan Shelton 0
      Nice! IGL's?
    4. I hear you Matt! -13 this morning at home so I hope the ice is thick enough now! Tight lines!
    5. Slow bite? That's a day to me, lol. Funny how you can have two really different climates in the same state. Here in CT its an hour drive south to north, sometimes ...more less, if not ice fishing one spot, your not ice fishing in any spot. We have had a very poor winter for ice fishing. Weather cant make up its mind. No fishing of any kind for me in month and a half due to skim ice and other factors. Going squirrelly, lol.
    6. Thanks Arty!
    7. Nice haul
    8. Thanks Rich!
    9. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice multi species trip brother!!
    10. Thanks everyone! The fish fry happens tonight! Then more fish to clean! 鳶鳶鳶
    11. Joel Norikane 0
      Nice sounds like you had to work for it! Way to make it happen!
    12. Ronald Howell 0
      Great meal or two there.
    13. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice variety of fish Robert!
    14. Looks like a nice warm fish fry after a cold day!!!
    15. that is a serious mixed bag wow
    16. Nice work Robert鳶
    17. nice work
    18. Allan Prasil 0
      Looks like a good day. Nice job brother
    19. Debbie F 0
      You made the best of the cold! Very nice!
    20. Thanks Morris! Thanks B!鳶
    21. There's a haul!! Nice work brother
    22. b ripoer 0
      That's a nice mix bag Robert.
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  7. MERRY FISHMAS to all my Fishidy friends & families! May you all catch a trophy fish this upcoming year! Tight lines!

    12 lb. 12 oz. 27 in. Largemouth Bass with a Live Shiner

    1. Thanks Hershel
    2. hershel pugh 0
      Awesome catch!
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks James!
    4. Amazing fish! Congrats.
    5. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Justin..... it takes a very steady hand! Lol
    6. Justin Bradley 0
      how did that fish manage to keep that on? nice catch!
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Julio
    8. Great catch Robert,
    9. Robert Coleman 0
      Lmao Brian on the challenge! 鳶
    10. I hire a guide anytime I am traveling to a new destination different from what I fish at home. Take your boat and gear go with the guide first day or two. Learn ...more all the important info and techniques for what works where you are. Go buy more gear to do what the guide was doing then. Go be successful on my own boat with my kids. It's always been worth the money!! I also think that Robert should take him up on the any lake head to head challenge and let me come along to laugh at the end of the day!!
    11. b ripoer 0
      Yes he was off his rocker on that one. ha ha
    12. robert sent me the original comment....that guy has problems haha
    13. Noah Shapiro 0
      Lol I love the fishidy staff, there always in the background monitoring everything. Good for them.
    14. Some people need not think out loud lol. Alot of truth and wisdom what Morris,Robert,Brian,Noah and B ripoer said have well respect for all of ya.
    15. Robert Coleman 0
      I didn't even notice till now! Kudos to the Fishidy staff! Thank you!
    16. Yeah!! It was a very ugly comment. Poof It disappeared
    17. woah, what did i miss here!? i'm assuming comments were deleted cause i cant figure this chain out haha
    18. Noah Shapiro 0
      Amen Morris
    19. Robert Coleman 0
      I think THAT pretty well sums it up, Thank you Morris!
    20. I wasn't aware that Mr. Falco made all the rules governing fishing. FYI Joseph many anglers have fished with me during the last 33 years. Yes I have been a ...more full time Professional guide/Captain since 1986. Some of my clients are BASS Pros, FLW Pros,Presidents, and quite a few outdoor television hosts. They had no problem going with me and catching the bass of a lifetime. I should also say that I personally have caught over a dozen bass between 10 and 12 lbs on artificial baits. None of which were any more satisfying than the ones I have caught on live bait. If it were as easy as you suggest I think everyone would have a huge bass on their wall and I wouldn't have so many clients!!! FYI there is so much more to it than you will ever know. Fishidy is a community of anglers!! They are from all parts of the country and of all skill levels. If you don't like the way someone fishes. That's just to bad!!! Sorry, they don't have to follow your rules for fishing!!!! FYI you would lose!!!!!
    21. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks B! Lots of wisdom in your words. We are all on here to share our catches with everyone!
    22. b ripoer 0
      Keep posting those big hogs Robert I enjoy seeing them. You and Capt Morris have a technique down pat for catching big fish period. Jealousy brings out the worse ...more in people and that's a shame. We are all on here for our love of fishing and seeing pics from other successful anglers. Every picture posted is a trophy of sorts, no matter the size or what it was caught on.
    23. Robert Coleman 0
      Truer words were never said Brian! Morris has taught me a lot! Little tricks of the trade that have helped me catch bigger and better fish in Iowa! Thanks Brian! ...more
    24. Also in most of the Midwest there is much more pond fishing to be had than descent reservoirs or lakes to fish.
    25. Hey I got no problem with using a guide. It's not like Morris has a scuba driver hooking the 10 lbs hog on his line under the boat. It's fishing no matter ...more who you go with. I love paying someone that fishes the same waters 300 plus days a year to take me out and help them earn a living and support their family. They usually have some damn good knowledge and can put you on a good day of exciting fishing. Also I have gone out with guides and caught one or two small fish and wasn't mad either because it's fishing and there is never a guarantee. #hatersaregonnahate
    26. Robert Coleman 0
      Well said Noah!
    27. Noah Shapiro 0
      Joseph I know you are not happy about the fact the Robert used a guide, but the guide was Captin Morris Campbell another fishidy user. Also sure he caught a twelve ...more pound bass on bait, but no-matter how he caught it's still a real nice fish and that's something anybody would post because it's a great bass. One more thing just because he doesn't fish the Same waters as everyone else it doesn't mean he is a bad fisherman. Just think of him as a resource for what he does.
    28. Lmao Robert,well said .Love to scroll by them lol "Priceless".
    29. Robert Coleman 0
      @ Joseph: WOW! The jealousy you have just shown must be difficult to live with. I'm surprised you can get out of bed and even THINK of fishing. You say that ...more ponds and guided fish shouldn't count? Well, opinions are like a******s, everybody has one! Anyone can fish 99% of the ponds I fish. Here in the midwest, farmers are very considerate. All I do is knock on their door and ask. You'd be surprised at how many say 'yes'. And by guides, I will assume you are talking about my good 'FRIEND' Morris Campbell, who just happens to be a guide. You also say that you would never post a fish from a pond, yet back on Aug. 5th, 2017, you have 3 posts from a "private pond". Hmmmmm Hypocrite!!!!!! You keep posting them 2.5 pounders though, we all love to scroll by them! Alright Fishidy Members, he opened the can of worms: The forum is now OPEN!
    30. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Max! We just reel them in. The real credit goes to Capt. Morris Campbell!!! He knows where the big girls live!
    31. Max Farrand 0
      I can't believe how big those bass are that you get..incredible
    32. Scott Sorrell 0
      Merry Christmas
    33. Noah Shapiro 0
      Merry Christmas
    34. Merry Christmas Robert!!
    35. Robert Coleman 0
      I had them in my pocket and put them on us when you weren't looking!
    36. I don't remember that hat??
    37. b ripoer 0
      Merry Fishmas, hope all your stockings were stuffed with some new lures, fish on!!
    38. merry fishmas you green carp hunter!
    39. Daniel Mitchel 0
      You too! Merry fishmas!! Christmas*
    40. Merry Christmas buddy. Nice Hawg
    41. Pete Lyden 0
      merry Christmas
    42. Jim Holland 0
      Merry Christmas to you, too!
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  8. Thank You Fishidy crew for "PERMIT"ing us to grace the cover of the Fishidy Christmas card this year! At least you got Elisa on there so people ...more will at least look at it! Merry Christmas to you all!!!!!


    1. merry Christmas ya filthy animals!!
    2. Bryan Harper 0
      Merry Christmas!
    3. Matt Brahm 0
      Merry Christmas!
    4. jeff mcelroy 0
      Merry Christmas all!
    5. Melissa Norris 0
      great card, Merry Christmas
    6. joseph lomalie 0
      Merry Christmas to you and your family from us all here at Helping Veterans Go Fishing. This is our End of the year Fundraiser. Make your tax deductible donation. ...more Thank you. Our Mission is to help 200 veterans in 2019. We need your help and support for our program. https://www.facebook.com/donate/424581504746765/?fundraiser_source=external_url
    7. Ronald Harmon 0
      Merry Christmas Fishidy and to all the great people on here.
    8. Noah Shapiro 0
      Chris should put it on his fridge
    9. Robert Coleman 0
      I do believe you have made the right choice Rich!!!!!!鳶鳶鳶鳶鳶鳶
    10. Rich Pardy 0
      I've been waiting for something like this so I can now put u all on my fridge without the other getting jealous :) Merry Christmas all!!!
    11. Erich Senft 0
      Merry Christmas to Everyone !
    12. Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you all my friends
    13. Noah Shapiro 0
      Marry Christmas
    14. Tod Fisher 0
      Merry Christmas everyone, and Best Fishes for the coming year!
    15. Scott Sorrell 0
      Merry Christmas to everyone
    16. That Rocks Robert. Merry Christmas to you and Lori
    17. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice! Merry Christmas!!! and Fishmas!!
    18. Daniel Mitchel 0
      Merry Christmas!
    19. b ripoer 0
      Merry Christmas, safe travels where ever your heading this holiday season.
    20. Debbie F 0
      Elisa is pretty but no worries the ladies noticed ya! Merry Christmas! 莞
    21. Hey you are in there!!! Just didn't notice, with Elisa on there...
    22. You're on there?? :))
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  9. Before yesterday, I believed that the strongest fighting freshwater fish was a Smallmouth Bass! Then, Capt Morris took Lori and I to the Everglades and introduced ...more me to the Oscar! HOLY COW!!!! These things fight like a bulldog on steroids! And the different colors from fish to fish are amazing! This picture was #99(Lori) and #100(mine). We stopped counting after 125, but easily cleared 140, if not 150! We caught at least 25 Largemouth and more species. All in all, we definitely caught over 200 fish! Vacation is coming to an end, and we'll be heading back to Iowa soon. Morris out did himself this trip! Thank you again for an amazing trip Morris and an unbelievable fish of a lifetime! We will be back again!

    Oscar with a Electric Chicken Grub

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Mark
    2. Mark Maslowski 0
      Wow. I also had a pair of Oscar in an aquarium. But, now I'm thinking fishing the Everglades. Great picture!
    3. Pat Chandler 0
      Very cool! I grew up in S. FL around the Everglades. I've taken many hunting and fishing trips in the Everglades. The Oscars weren't common back in the ...more 70's.
    4. Scott Sorrell 0
      True story...not a Fishidy story...lol
    5. Robert Coleman 0
      Holy cow, that's crazy Scott, but I believe it! 鳶鳶鳶
    6. Scott Sorrell 0
      I'm with Brian, I also had Oscars in an aquarium....heard a loud noise in the middle of the night....went to see what happened and one was flopping around on ...more the carpet...lol... I had to put Velcro on the lid to keep them in the tank.
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Melissa
    8. Melissa Norris 0
      nice job, cool pic
    9. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks B!
    10. b ripoer 0
      awesome fish, they are a blast to catch.
    11. Robert Coleman 0
      Thank you Daniel!
    12. Robert Coleman 0
      I can believe that Brian! 鳶鳶
    13. Robert Coleman 0
      Thank you Josh...... I hope yours is just as enjoyable, and more! 鳶
    14. Daniel Mitchel 0
      They are beautiful fish!
    15. I had about a 2 lbs female in my aquarium years ago she would jump out of the water and take floating fish food sticks out of my hand. Once in a while she would ...more lay eggs and would guard them like a ferocious dog!!!
    16. scrappers. Nice work Robert&Lori Glad ya'll had a good trip.
    17. Robert Coleman 0
      Lol Chris! They are a fighting machine!
    18. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks John!
    19. Robert Coleman 0
      Thank you Morris! You know we will be back!
    20. nice bait fish
    21. john stimson 0
      awesome trip
    22. You two are welcome down here anytime. I'm glad you guys got to experience the Everglades and the world class fishing there! :))
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  10. Sorry Chris P., but I've set the bar so high now, you can only DREAM of beating this girl! 12lb 12oz behemoth!!!!! 27" long / 19"girth!!! You ...more better get down here to see Capt Morris! I'll make sure he has a clean towel to wipe your tears! 不不不

    12 lb. 12 oz. 27 in. Largemouth Bass with a Live Shiner

    1. Mike May 0
      1 year later comp user still waiting on that invite.......
    2. Tod Fisher 0
    3. Worse than a swarm of skeeters!!!!
    4. Tod Fisher 0
      SMH....no alligators or Southerners to mess with. bwahaha yeah them Southerners always trouble when you're trying to fish.
    5. L.O.L. Capt.
    6. Good for you!!! Enjoy Minnesota
    7. comp User 0
      Great Catch! In Minnesota 6-8 lbs is as big as they get, but with more than 11,000 lakes 10 acres or larger, we have a lot of them, and no poisonous snakes, Alligators ...more or southerners (rebels) to deal with. The water up here is clean enough that it is safe to eat the fish our of our lakes too.
      Here is a link to a fun site that shows off some of Minnesota's fishing. Take NO offense to my comments, I am envious and am waiting for an invite to join you on a fishing adventure.
      Here is a link to a fun site that shows off some of Minnesota's fishing.

    8. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Kenneth! 鳶
    9. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Wow that's a giant
    10. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Mason!
    11. Mason Burke 0
      Nice fish
    12. Robert Coleman 0
      Lol, Thanks Scott!
    13. Scott Burns 0
      I'd need to put an addition onto my house for that rascal!
    14. then i'll use it as bait for some saltwater monsters!!!
    15. Robert Coleman 0
      Now that's a plan brother! I hope you do! 鳶鳶鳶
    16. I'll just catch that same fish after it eats a few shiners!
    17. Robert Coleman 0
      Lol Scott! Capt Morris can help you out with that!
    18. Scott Burns 0
      Nearly twice the size of the one I have mounted in my study.
    19. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Awesome bud!
    20. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Kevin And, yes, I am in Florida!
    21. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Scott
    22. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Scott
    23. Robert Coleman 0
      Thank you Daniel
    24. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Wow nice one! That must be the the Florida largemouth stain!
    25. Scott Sorrell 0
      What a giant...Nice job
    26. Daniel Mitchel 0
      Awesome bass! Great job!
    27. Robert Coleman 0
      Thank you Bryan!
    28. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Rich!膂orris can make dreams come true! 鳶鳶鳶
    29. Bryan Harper 0
      That looks like a good way to stay in shape while on vacation! Absolute Hawg!!!
    30. Rich Pardy 0
      Man what a beast, congrats brother and we are all only dreaming of catching one that big!!
    31. Robert Coleman 0
      Lol Karen! Get down to see Morris, and you can live this dream! 鳶鳶
    32. karen eichman 0
      Yep we are all dreaming!!
    33. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Jeff!
    34. jeff mcelroy 0
      congratulations Robert! super tank of a fish
    35. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Jared!!!
    36. Jared Troyer 0
      Wow! What a monster!
    37. Robert Coleman 0
      Lol Page!不不不 Just one.... THIS fish gets a twin made to hang on my wall! 鳶鳶鳶
    38. Page Berkholz 0
      !Dang!! How many bobble heads are you going to have?
    39. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Chad
    40. Chad Jaco 0
      Way to go Robert!!!Huge!!
    41. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks John
    42. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Squatch鳶
    43. Robert Coleman 0
      Gordon: I don't HAVE to fish down here. But I'm not going to come close to that fish in Iowa!
    44. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Jim & Arlen鳶
    45. Robert Coleman 0
      Biggest Thanks to you Morris! You are a great captain and a great friend! Thank you again for the fish of a lifetime! Hopefully I can hold the biggest fish out of ...more the boat for the year, but if someone beats it, I won't be too disappointed!
    46. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Todd
    47. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Capt Kenneth
    48. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Melissa!
    49. Robert Coleman 0
      Lmao Josh! There WILL be a reproduction of this one on the wall in my future! 鳶鳶鳶
    50. john stimson 0
      wow is right , that smile says it all ,great catch
    51. NJ Squatch 0
    52. Gordon Lamp 0
      not fair for Iowa boys to have to fish down there.
    53. Arlen Raber 0
      Amazing fish! Great job guys!
    54. Jim Holland 0
      DAMN!!! Way to go!
    55. Biggest Bass in 2018 on my boat!!! Really proud for you Brother!!! Not many can say they have caught a LMB over 12 lbs!!! 12-12:)) #Elite Angler Club Member
    56. Tod Fisher 0
      whoa man, monster bass! congrats Robert!
    57. Just WOW !!! Great job to all.
    58. Melissa Norris 0
      wow, nice catch!
    59. Lmao!!!!! Sorry Chris. Fantastic Bass brother I can see it now on the wall holding the bobble head lol Congrats buddy.
    60. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Gordon
    61. Gordon Lamp 0
      beautiful fish!!!!!!!
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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.

Fishing Favorites

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