1. I can’t believe I was off the water for almost two months! Time really flies when you’re busy, but I just couldn’t say no to a night on the lake when I saw how beautiful ...more it was outside today. Pretty soon I’ll have to abandon the boat again and start gearing up for deer season! This was dad’s big catch today, but he doesn’t like being in front of the camera.

    21 in. Largemouth Bass with a Red Eye Shad

    1. mario kucuy 0
      it does help! thank you very much!!! i went out there Saturday, no success, had a few bites on jerkbaits shallow but thats about it. i guess i was just so excited ...more that i finally got the boat out that i completely forgot to use any plastics or even fish deep lol. will def try your tips this weekend. thanks again!!!
    2. I'm so sorry I didn't respond to you sooner, it's been a crazy week. It's hard for me to give any advice right now since I've only been out three ...more or four times this summer but I'll share what has worked for me in recent years. I fish weedlines and channels, mainly in the White Oak Creek and Little White Oak Creek arms during the spring and summer (I focus on hunting in the fall), and I use soft plastics for the most part. Weightless texas-rigged senkos are my go-to and as far as colors go I usually stick with green pumpkin, watermelon red flake, or black blue flake. Stick-o worms from bass pro are a cheaper alternative and don't fall apart as quickly as Yamamoto senkos. Mann's 12 inch blackberry jelly worms, texas-rigged with a fairly heavy bullet weight work well in super thick grass beds since they have a high profile. Other baits we've had success with in the past are topwater poppers/frogs, a strike king square bill crankbait (2.5) in shad color, a strike king red eye shad in shad color, and a black/blue chatterbait. As far as spots go I've put all of my catches since the summer of 2016 on the Fishidy map and there are several spots that other anglers have posted so that would be a good place to start. I hope this helps, good luck!
    3. mario kucuy 0
      awesome bass dad! i seen you have a lot of catches on SHR, any tips for a fairly new angler? my biggest bass so far has been about 1.3lbs on small ponds and lakes. ...more this weekend im getting on SH but dont know where to start, any advice would be greatly appreciated!! fish on!
    4. john stimson 0
      Nice bass Kaitlin s DAD
    5. Nice bass Kaitlin
    6. Great catch Kaitlin!!👍🏻👍🏻 Don't stay gone so long next time!
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Very nice Kaitlin! It has been too long since we've seen your smiling face! Glad to see you guys got something to show for the day! 👍👍👍👍
    8. David Wells 0
      Nice catch!! It was great to meet you today!! All I got was a small catfish on a spoon. Oh well. It was beautiful out there.
    9. Erich Senft 0
      Right on, hoping for one last nice hookup then ! It ain't over yet :)
    10. Kevin McCarthy 0
      You didn't miss a step nice one Kaitlin tell your dad I said what's up !!! Lol
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  2. Well today was a roller coaster. Started off with a nice 4lb+ largemouth that chomped down on my finger and wriggled free while I was trying to remove the hook from ...more its gills. That was the first fish I’ve ever completely failed to remove a hook from and I still haven’t forgiven myself. A few minutes later I missed a good bite, then a few minutes after that I hooked this behemoth. Thought I had the bass of a lifetime on the line until I got it next to the boat. Pictures cannot do it justice, it was well over two feet long and girth must’ve been around 16 inches. This thing did not stop fighting until I put it back in the water. It was full on hand-to-fin combat just to get the gripper in its mouth.

    27 in. Bowfin with a Senko

    1. Way to fight nice
    2. Douglas Ward 0
    3. Douglas Ward 0
      Cant believe you grabbed that on a senko
    4. Scott Cochrane 0
      Kaiten, good for you folks@
    5. Scott Cochrane 0
      Kaiten, good for you folks@
    6. Scott Cochrane 0
      Kaiten, good for you folks@
    7. They're native here in NC so I always put them back.
    8. Scott Cochrane 0
      You put the boffin back in the water? Here in Fla. they ask that we kill them, because it is an evasive, non-native fish.
    9. Edward Payne 0
      That is a beast of a Bowfin!!!! Wow!!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    10. Kenneth Olivo 0
      Nice job! Can't wait to get one on the line!
    11. Douglas Ward 0
      Wow really awesome job!
    12. Gabriel Baker 0
      Know what ya mean about the picture not doing justice! Cameras Just Cant Quit Capture The Full moment.
    13. Tough, toothy critter!!! Nice one Kaitlin
    14. Robert Coleman 0
      Definitely one of the hardest fighters out there! Thought you had a ten pound Bass, didn't you???? Still fun to catch! 👍👍👍
    15. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice fish and good story!!!
    16. carl schulze 0
      nice fish kaitlin
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  3. It’s been much too long since I’ve had a night on the water. Work and life have been keeping me busy, but I had a few hours to spare tonight and I made the most ...more of it.

    19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Senko

    1. Robert Holcomb 0
    2. ronald duprey 0
      nice one
    3. Way to go
    4. ronald duprey 0
      nice one
    5. Shawn Gearinger 0
      That's a long skinny bass, when it fills out it will be 7lbs😀 Nice one!
    6. john stimson 0
      Nice catch
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      She's back! Good to see you back in the game Kaitlin!👍👍
    8. jeff mcelroy 0
      looks like time well spent, nice catch
    9. Michael Ferraro 0
      Wow nice fish
    10. Kenneth Olivo 0
      That's exactly how I'm feeling awesome catch I can't wait to get back on the water
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  4. Saw plenty more this size cruising the shallows. I’ll be back on this spot again soon!

    21 in. Largemouth Bass with a Senko

    1. Scottie B 0
      Nice fish girl!
    2. Len Ecker 0
      Katlin, you sure have the Wow factor going for you. Wish I knew how to fish like you. Len
    3. Ed Wood 0
      Thank you
    4. Kaitlin Lospinoso 0
      5" black blue flake senko
    5. Ed Wood 0
      Very nice, what did you catch it on?
    6. Edward Payne 0
      Look at the mouth on that fish! Holy moly!!! BIG BUCKETMOUTH!!!👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
    7. Shawn Gearinger 0
      Nice one Kaitlin!👍👍
    8. Kellie Nelson 0
    9. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Nice work young lady!!!
    10. Kenneth Olivo 0
      That's watsup Nice catch!
    11. Jimbo Harwood 0
      WOW!! YOU ARE ON 🔥🔥🔥 KAITLIN!!! Great catch!!
    12. Ted Polanowski 0
      Very nice Kaitlin I will be on the beds next weekend
    13. Noah Shapiro 0
      Good one Kaitlin
    14. Pretty catch!!
    15. Roger Parker 0
      Nice catch Kaitlin, great pic!!
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  5. Decided to hit the beds for a few hours today. It was a good decision.

    18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Senko

    1. Rodney Perry 0
      Nice catch.
    2. Shawn Gearinger 0
      Great catch!👍👍
    3. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Nice bass !
    4. john stimson 0
      nice bass
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Another monster BEAUTY!!!
    6. Nice catch!!
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  6. Off to a good start this year!

    21 in. Largemouth Bass with a Senko

    1. Robert Holcomb 0
      Awesome Fish
    2. Kenneth Olivo 0
    3. Nice!! Kai!!
    4. Daniel Young 0
      Ok, there may have been a tournament going on too, because there was a bass boat in every cove on Wednesday. I’m not really sure though
    5. Kaitlin Lospinoso 0
      Daniel- The Crosspoint boat ramp has been extremely crowded the last couple months due to the Holleman's Landing boat ramp being closed for renovations. It was ...more just reopened on Friday so there shouldn't be too much traffic at either ramp now. It can get a little busy on the weekends, especially during the summer, but it's generally calm.
    6. Daniel Young 0
      That’s a great fish Kaitlin. We have been fishing Falls Lake for the past 2 days. We fished Shearon on Wednesday but the traffic was unbelievable....,is it always ...more that heavy? I was down from PA and noticed that you fish Shearon a lot, that’s why I’m asking
    7. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Beauty! Congrats!!
    8. Edward Payne 0
      Beautiful BUCKETMOUTH!!!👍🏻
    9. Robert Coleman 0
      She's back! And starting the year off with a great bass!👍👍👍
    10. Shawn Gearinger 0
      That's a great way to start!!👍👍
    11. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Picking up right where you left off!! Nice Bass Kaitlin!!!
    12. Scott Cochrane 0
      Nice spring bass! May the bass follow you.
    13. Josh Sommerville 0
      Nice one Kaitlin.Congrats
    14. Noah Shapiro 0
      Welcome back
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  7. Another nice brown from tonight. Can't wait to get back out there!

    Brown Trout with a Rooster Tail

    1. Noah Shapiro 0
    2. Shawn Gearinger 0
      OUCH! My bad! Down here that would be bait. LOL
    3. Noah Shapiro 0
      Shawn work on your trout knowledge that is a brown trout
    4. Edward Payne 0
      Pretty fish! Love the colors!!!👍
    5. Shawn Gearinger 0
      Beautiful brookie, Kaitlin!👊
    6. Andy Figiel 0
    7. Kaitlin Lospinoso 0
      North Carolina. I usually fish the South Fork or Middle Fork of the New River. It's easy to wade in, and some sections of it are stocked so there are plenty ...more of trout year-round.
    8. Noah Shapiro 0
    9. Andy Figiel 0
      mountain creek???what state??
    10. Jeff LoSpinoso 0
      Awesome kiddo.
    11. Andy Figiel 0
      nice.....beautiful colors...
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  8. Last cast of the night, I chose the right spot for it!

    Brown Trout with a Rooster Tail

    1. Kevin Woodyard 0
      This fish r a blast on a fly rod! Love river fishing!
    2. Shawn Gearinger 0
      Nice one Kaitlin!👍
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      Perfect fish for the "last cast"!👍👍
    4. Kaitlin Lospinoso 0
      Already working on it! My school has a fly fishing class and I fought my way into it. I learned how to cast, just need to get my own rod now!
    5. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      You sjould break out the fly rod Kaitlin!
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  9. Mostly brown trout today but this little bow slipped into the mix.

    Rainbow Trout with a Rooster Tail

    1. Shawn Gearinger 0
      WTG Kaitlin!
    2. Robert Coleman 0
      Gorgeous color! 👍👍
    3. Noah Shapiro 0
      Beautiful fish.
    4. Andy Figiel 0
      what big eye you have mister rainbow..lol...great color
    5. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Some extra color:) nice
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  10. Finally found the time for an afternoon on the river! I forgot how beautiful these fish are.

    Brown Trout with a Rooster Tail

    1. Robert Coleman 0
      She's BACK! Glad to see you found a break from school to get out again Kaitlin. Beautiful Brown! 👍👍👍
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Wow awesome job!!.. looks like you had a fun day of trout fishing.. lol
    3. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      Beautiful Trout Kaitlin!!
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Fishing Favorites

  • Species Largemouth Bass
  • Waterway Shearon Harris Reservoir
  • Lure Senko