1. My nephew and brother in-law went to the pond with me this morning. Surprisingly, the live bluegills were not producing much today. Good thing someone was with ...more me to take a picture of this beast. My new Iowa PB caught on a white Senko. Coming in at 23" and 6 pounds 13 ounces!!! Wonder if this is the same fish I caught 2 Winters ago at 6lb 10oz???๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Couple quick pictures and released to fight another day.

    6 lb. 13 oz. 23.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a White Senko

    1. Thanks Ken๐Ÿ‘Š
    2. ken adele 0
      Nice catch anywhere, keep at it. Love the plastics.
    3. Thanks Kenneth๐Ÿ‘Š
    4. Kenneth Olivo 0
      nice man!!!!
    5. Kenneth Olivo 0
      nice man!!!!
    6. Kenneth Olivo 0
      nice man!!!!
    7. Not wacky rigged๐Ÿ˜ Thanks Josh๐Ÿ‘Š
    8. Nice Hawg Brother! Wacky rig senko?๐Ÿ™‚
    9. Thanks Martin! ๐Ÿ‘Š
    10. nice catch
    11. Thanks Martin๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
    12. congrats. Veteran for Trump is priceless.
    13. Thanks Tim๐Ÿ‘Š
    14. Tim Crowley 0
      Beautiful Midwest bass!
    15. Thank you B๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
    16. b ripoer 0
      Congrats on your PB. That's a biggin.
    17. Thanks Chris๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
    18. Thanks Scott๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
    19. check the patterns against your other picture! awesome!
    20. Scott Sorrell 0
      Congrats on the new Iowa PB, those pond bass do seem to like the Senko type lures, I fish a Fluke for pond bass quite often. Love the shirt also....
    21. Thanks Mick๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
    22. Thanks John๐Ÿ‘Š
    23. john stimson 0
      wow nice pond bass
    24. Now THAT is a beautiful bass!
    25. Thank you Debbie ๐Ÿ‘Š
    26. Thanks Blanca๐Ÿ‘Š
    27. congratulations on your new PB!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŽฃ
    28. nice bass
    29. Thanks Regan ๐Ÿ‘Š
    30. Regan Bonny 0
      NICE FISH. I really like your shirt aswell
    31. THANK YOU EVERYONE! ๐Ÿ‘Š I'm still jacked about it! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    32. Mark Merlin 0
      Congrats, that's a beauty
    33. Rick S 0
      Wow, just wow, what a stud largemouth!
    34. Chad Jaco 0
      That's a giant, and congratulations Robert!!๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽฃ
    35. Mike A. 0
      Wow! A bass that prefers a white senko over a bluegill. Go figure.
    36. Tod Fisher 0
      Great catch Robert! Congrats on the Iowa PB!!
    37. Wow
    38. Bryan Harper 0
      Awesome PB! Congrats!๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿป
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  2. My dad caught this exact same cat 4 years ago. Same big bump under the chin. When dad caught it, it was 27" and weighed 8 pounds. Good to know she's growing!

    Channel Catfish

    1. Thanks Dominic๐Ÿ‘Š
    2. Dominic Smith 0
      that's awesome
    3. Thanks Blanca๐Ÿ‘Š
    4. that's awesome
    5. Yes it was. Thanks brother ๐Ÿ‘Š
    6. Nice outing for ya!
    7. Thanks B๐Ÿ‘Š
    8. Thanks John๐Ÿ‘Š
    9. b ripoer 0
      Thats an awesome story good job
    10. john stimson 0
      thats awesome
    11. Thanks George๐Ÿ‘Š
    12. Wow
    13. Thanks Bryan, Martin & Buddy๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
    14. Buddy Pierce 0
      so cool!!!
    15. Awesome
    16. Bryan Harper 0
      Family with Kay like reflexes!!! Nice work guys!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸŽฃ
    17. Thanks Debbie๐Ÿ‘Š Had to go a ways back in my previous posts to get Dad's pic.
    18. Pretty to have the pics to compare! Nice cat!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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  3. Mason took home the gold medal for the day when he landed this kitty cat. Just under 29". This one had a VERY distinct overbite with a big bump under its chin. ...more And I recognized it from four years ago.

    9 lb. 1 oz. 29.0 in. Channel Catfish with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. He says thanks Josh๐Ÿ‘Š
    2. WTG.Mason!
    3. She was a nice one George. He had fun reeling it in!๐Ÿ‘Š
    4. Big one
    5. Thanks Bryan & Martin๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
    6. great for the kids. congrats
    7. Bryan Harper 0
      Fantastic! WTG Mason channeling in the Kitty!๐Ÿ‘Š๐ŸŽฃ
    8. Nice surprise when bass fishing. Thanks FH๐Ÿ‘Š
    9. Fish Hunter 0
      Nice Cat! Catfishing awsome right?
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  4. Took my nephew and his son with me to a farm pond this morning. Well, his son, Mason, showed us up today. Didn't get the big bass to bite but he caught a couple ...more of healthy 2 pounders.

    2 lb. 1 oz. 1.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Live Green Ear Sunfish

    1. He says thank you Frank! ๐Ÿ‘Š
    2. Frank Moore 0
      Well done Mason
    3. Thanks Melissa๐Ÿ‘Š
    4. Nice!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜
    5. Lmao Josh! He was throwing the 5lb series, but no takers! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    6. should've had the NEW 7LB chatterbait series๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    7. Thanks Chris๐Ÿ‘Š
    8. Thanks George๐Ÿ‘Š
    9. awesome!
    10. Nice
    11. Thanks Bryan & Martin๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
    12. Nice catch!!!!
    13. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice job Mason!๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽฃ
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  5. Remember when I said the big bluegills will work? This is what they produce! Here Kitty Kitty! 29" 9lbs 14oz

    9 lb. 14 oz. 29.0 in. Channel Catfish with a Live Bluegill

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Caden๐Ÿ‘Š
    2. Fish Hunter 0
      nice catfish
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks James๐Ÿ‘Š
    4. James George 0
      Great story.
    5. sup folks. check out my channel when you all get a minute. https://youtu.be/DxKctSPGjfc
    6. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks James๐Ÿ‘Š
    7. James Reynolds 0
      Nice Kitty fish.
    8. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Josh & George๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
    9. George Horvath 0
      Big one
    10. Nice one bud!๐Ÿ‘Š
    11. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ @ Chris
    12. a sacrifice to the kitty!
    13. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks B๐Ÿ‘Š He served his purpose Chris! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Š
    14. that poor bluegill
    15. b ripoer 0
      Nice kitty
    16. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Everyone๐Ÿ‘Š
    17. Jeff B 0
      BIG 'ol Cat! Nice catch man!
    18. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice one!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜
    19. Bryan Harper 0
      Sweet Kitty! ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Š
    20. john stimson 0
      fun catch
    21. Fun fight!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    22. Tod Fisher 0
      nice one Robert ๐Ÿ‘
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  6. Then there was this guy.... had just caught a small bass and didn't have any bluegills for bait at the time. It's legal to use bass for bait in Iowa, sooooo...... ...more CANNIBAL! He ate his own kind! 17" 2lb 2oz

    2 lb. 2 oz. 17.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Largemouth Bass

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Caden ๐Ÿ‘Š
    2. Fish Hunter 0
      hahaha nice
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks George & Chris๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
    4. Chris Ploski 0
      Haha! Fish gotta eat! One thing most folks donโ€™t realize is a bass is ranked as one of the most aggressive predators. If itโ€™ll fit, they eat it. Muskie, walleyeโ€ฆ..they ...more are more particular. Bass eat it all, including their own.
    5. George Horvath 0
    6. Robert Coleman 0
      Yes, yes she is Josh!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    7. Mother Nature is Fierce LOL!
    8. name that bass hanibal!
    9. Robert Coleman 0
      He served his purpose! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘Š
    10. that poor baby bass haha
    11. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Bryan & Mark๐Ÿ‘Š
    12. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice Bass
    13. Bryan Harper 0
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  7. Finally got out since ice fishing and caught a few decent bass on spinner bait and Sencos. Hardest part about this pond is catching bluegills small enough for bait. ...more I should be eating these things..... but these will work! (FORESHADOWING)

    Largemouth Bass with a Senco

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Caden๐Ÿ‘Š
    2. Fish Hunter 0
      Nice Bream
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks George & Chris๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
    4. Chris Ploski 0
      Yeahโ€ฆโ€ฆwhat the?!?! Iโ€™d be eating those gills. I see you caught some nice ones. ๐Ÿ‘
    5. Chris Ploski 0
      Yeahโ€ฆโ€ฆwhat the?!?! Iโ€™d be eating those gills. I see you caught some nice ones. ๐Ÿ‘
    6. George Horvath 0
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Ha ha, thanks B!๐Ÿ‘Š
    8. what took you so long to get out!!!??
    9. b ripoer 0
      I feel bad for you Robert ha ha, got to love tank gills.
    10. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Melissa๐Ÿ‘Š
    11. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice catches!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜
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  8. My entertainment for the morning. This little guy, (fat field mouse), came running out by me on the ice. He came pretty close and stayed by me for about two minutes ...more before continuing across the WHITE snow! Thought for sure I would see a hawk or another bird of prey grab him before he made it, but the little guy made it all the way across! He needs to buy a lottery ticket! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Hawkfish with a Mousie

    1. Landon Linch 0
      thatโ€™s is hilarious ๐Ÿคฃ Iโ€™m sure you donโ€™t see that every day!! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      Won't find any down with Morris unless you look in his Yeti! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ But it's a blast around here!
    3. I have never gone ice fishing before but I've heard a lot about it I'm very interested!
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Lol, He probably was Chealsey!
    5. I bet he's running across that ice laughing at all those fish saying nanana you can't get me!!!
    6. Robert Coleman 0
      Lmao Josh๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคจ Wait...... ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธnot funny!
    7. should have put it on the hook,sank it to bottom and caught you a turtle๐Ÿค”๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘
    8. Robert Coleman 0
    9. Fresh bait!
    10. Robert Coleman 0
      That's the truth B!
    11. b ripoer 0
      That's awesome never know what you will see out there.
    12. Robert Coleman 0
      Lol Debbie, I just may do that tomorrow!
    13. pretty cool to watch ! Go buy that lottery ticket for him! ๐Ÿ˜$
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  9. Pretty slow morning. Tried a couple of new ponds that I've never ice fished before. Mostly small gills and bass. Took a while to even find some marks.

    Largemouth Bass with a Waxworm

    1. That's Awesome
    2. Robert Coleman 0
    3. Good catch! Ice fishing?
    4. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks brother๐Ÿ‘Š
    5. Nice job bud!
    6. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Melissa๐Ÿ‘Š
    7. Melissa Norris 0
      nice work๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜
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  10. More from this morning.

    9.0 in. Bluegill with a waxworm

    1. Landon Linch 0
      nice catch I would love to do some ice fishing
    2. Landon Linch 0
      nice catch I would love to do some ice fishing
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks B๐Ÿ‘Š
    4. b ripoer 0
      Nice one Robert, i'm jealous ha ha
    5. Mason Young 0
      oh in the spring you have to use the mepps commit minnow in a size 4 i cought a monster cappie with it and a walleye i couldnt get into my net bc my nets too small ...more or the fish is to big. lol.
    6. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Mason ๐Ÿ‘Š
    7. Mason Young 0
      nice one
    8. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Bryan๐Ÿ‘Š
    9. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice bag of chunk Gills!๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿฅƒ
    10. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks George๐Ÿ‘Š
    11. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Melissa๐Ÿ‘Š
    12. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice job!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜
    13. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Chad๐Ÿ‘Š..... lol, yeah, don't want to make Chris too mad! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    14. George Horvath 0
    15. Chad M 0
      some nice gills!... I wonโ€™t comment as to how much ice we have here๐Ÿ˜ถ
    16. Robert Coleman 0
      I just hope it stays cold enough here to keep ours! A lot of water on top with the snow weighing it down! ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก
    17. Man our ice is gone
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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