1. I was bass fishing when this dinosaur grabbed my jerkbait

    7 lb. 8 oz. short nose gar

  2. spent most of the day catching dinks and fighting the wind. this fish hit right before I was leaving.

    3 lb. 1 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a ned rig

    1. Nice one Russ. I fought the wind as well this morning till the rain came then it died out
  3. Water level was dropping all day. I Was actually bass fishing, but this walleye was a bonus, on an otherwise slow day. It is my new personal best.

    4 lb. 8 oz. 24 in. Walleye with a jerkbait

    1. Tommy Thomas 0
    2. Russ Emanuel 0
      yes this one was spawned out. it did not have any eggs
    3. Nice one!! Do they look like they have already spawned?
    4. Good Walleye RussπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ».Congrats on your PB.
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  4. took advantage Of a nice winter day in Kansas

    6 lb. 1 oz. 21 in. Largemouth Bass with a shakyhead/trick worm

    1. Russ Emanuel 0
      thanks guys. It was a strange shaped fish. short and fat. generally around here a 21 inch bass only runs around 5 pounds.
    2. Graham Kemp 0
      That’s CHUNK
    3. Paid off nice for ya RussπŸ‘πŸ»Nice Bass.
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  5. first trip of the year caught a few, but the bite was slow

    3 lb. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a jig

    1. Noah Shapiro 0
    2. Russ Emanuel 0
      weighed 3.1 pounds on my scale.
    3. Noah Shapiro 0
      Sure that's only 3 pounds
    4. Nice one Russ
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  6. One last trip before Christmas. caught a few small bass. this was the largest.

    2 lb. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a red eye shad

    1. Russ Emanuel 0
      thanks guys. happy just to be catching fish this time of year.
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      Nice pre-Christmas present! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    3. Nice one Russ!!
    4. Nice Bass Russ
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  7. decent day. a few small bass and 3 all about this size.

    2 lb. 4 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a shakyhead

    1. Nice looking bass Russ!
    2. Never Give UpπŸ‘πŸ».Nice work Russ.
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  8. air temp was 32 degrees. water temp was 41 degrees. i still manged to get a couple dozen 1 to 2 lb bass in the boat. and 3 drum all about this same size.

    6 lb. 11 oz. Freshwater Drum with a ned rig

    1. Russ Emanuel 0
      he pulled hard, but did not swim very fast. Still gave my light action ned rig rod a workout.
    2. Did he put up much of a fight with the low temps?
    3. Sure sounds like you got them figured out in that cold water Russ. Nice work.
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  9. finally had a break in the cold weather. caught a mixed bag of largemouth and white bass. this was the biggest of the day. need to not have the sun at my back, when ...more taking ictures.

    3 lb. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Jerkbait

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      nice one
    2. Thats for sure Russ. Congrats.
    3. Russ Emanuel 0
      thanks Catching anything in 49 degree water, is a good day to me. I don't always do well when the water gets cold.
    4. Sounds like a good day. Nice work Russ..
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  10. water temp was 59 degrees. a lot of shad in the shallow coves, but could not get a bite in the coves. caught 8 fish on the main lake rip rap. this was the largest ...more of the day

    3 lb. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a swimbait

    1. Nice job RussπŸ‘πŸ‘


Retired after 28 years in the automotive industry. spend most free time on one of the lakes around the kc area. a fishing nut, that has a lot ...more more ambition than skill.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Any Bass
  • Waterway Wyandotte, Shawnee , La Cygne
  • Lure ned rig/shaky head/ol monster