1. One of 6 today, nothing big. Was a hot one

    15.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Spinnerbait

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Tys, not sure about consistency Frank, I only caught one decent one.
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Mr. Consistent
    3. Good catch in lots of traffic.
    4. Rick S 0
      still catching them πŸ‘
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
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  2. Caught 6 Largemouth today and 1, 21"Catfish. Pictured are two 3lbers. The one on the left was 18", 3.04lbs, the right picture was on a hair over 17" ...more but 3.1lbs. All but one were caught on my trusty Spinnerbait, BOOYAHHHHH, the 18 incher was caught on a red Chatterbait.

    18.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Chatterbait/Spinnerbait

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Yw Dan
    2. Dan Umstead 0
      Thx for sharing, enjoy reading your info
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty guys, love my Spinnerbaits Frank.
    4. Real nice quality fish!
    5. Nice to see you catching quality fish on. your trusted spinner bait.
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Thank you gents
    7. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice job Mark!!
    8. Rick S 0
      The spinnerbaits scores again!! Nice catches!
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  3. Biggest of 12 today. This is a good little lake.

    15.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Bruce Parker 0
      Great numbers
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty all
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Good numbers day, Mark! Congrats!
    4. John M 0
      Nice haul Mark.
    5. I’m glad you had a good time at Glade run. Way to find them!
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks guys
    7. Rick S 0
      Nice ! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    8. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!! Your slaying them!!
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  4. The biggest of 6 today. It was my first fish of the day and was a very good fighter.

    4 lb. 5 oz. 21.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Spinnerbait

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks gents
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Mark!!
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Big one, nice Mark!
    4. Mark Merlin 0
    5. Jim Leise 0
      nice one!
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks guys
    7. Nice fish! You're having some good outings Mark...
    8. Rick S 0
      Great way to start the day! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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  5. What a wonderful 2 days of fishing. Caught 14 on Saturday, 12 Largemouth and 2 Crappies, and then 9 today(Sunday). I got to see Frank 2 days, and Jim and Drew on ...more Saturday, was AWESOME. I can't believe how many 2 pounders I caught, seemed to be the going weight.

    17.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Spinnerbait/4" Yum Dingers

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      ty, I tried the other two apps, didn't care for them
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      congratulations, Mark, and welcome back on Fishidy.
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      ty John
    4. John M 0
      That's a nice 2 day stretch of fishing Mark!
    5. Mark Merlin 0
    6. Jim Leise 0
      I was out this morning, nothing picture worthy or over 15" 6 total. glad someone was catching them, you had a stellar weekend! congrats!
    7. Mark Merlin 0
      ty Gents
    8. Jeff Beers 0
      Good weekend right there! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    9. Rick S 0
    10. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice job Mark!!🎣
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  6. Caught 7 total Largemouth. The 4 inch Senko ruled today. This Bass was a hair under 3lbs.

    Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Good trip! and good report. Keep catching em.
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice work Mark!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      ty John
    4. John M 0
      Wtg Mark. You're having a good start to the season πŸ‘
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  7. What a crazy day. I started trying to catch Stripers. I was surrounded by Alwifes and Herron, but no Stripers. I then tried for Crappies. As I worked the shoreline, ...more looking for laydowns, I threw a little Crappie jig and bang, I went for a lonnngg ride, it was a 12lb Carp. I then started working for Bass. I went with a Ned Rig, and caught 2 Crappie. So since nothing was going according to plan, I went with my trusty Spinnerbait and caught 5 LM. Well, was better than working.

    2 lb. 8 oz. 17.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Spinnerbait

    1. Jeff Beers 0
      That's a GREAT day right there Mark! Never know for sure what's going to be on the other end of that line...lol
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!!πŸ‘ŠπŸŽ£
    3. John M 0
      Wtg Mark. Sounds like a fun eventful day πŸ‘
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      Strange and awesome, mixed bag day!
    5. Rick S 0
      Nice mixed bag!
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  8. This was my biggest LM today.

    Largemouth Bass with a Swimbait

    1. great Job mark !!!!
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      There’s a prespawn chunk!
    3. Rick S 0
      A chunk!
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  9. Caught 4 Striper total and 2 Largemouth. I thought the bite was over and threw my 3/16oz Spinnerbait and BAM the 8lber was on it. What a fight they all were. They ...more hit on my Spinnerbait, a Swimbait and a Crankbait.

    8 lb. Hybrid Striped Bass with a Booyah Pond Magic Spinnerbait

    1. Mark Merlin 0
    2. Erin Blank 0
      Nice catches. Hoping to get out again soon.
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      ty Ted
    4. Ted Gerle 0
      Way to go Mark ! Trout season winding down, will be hitting Moraine soon.
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks guys
    6. Frank Yamada 0
      Awesome day, and they highest striper is a fatty!
    7. Matt L 0
      looks like a lot of fun, way to go !
    8. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks Chad
    9. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks Rick, I'm only down 17 to you, 21-4 lol.
    10. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!!🎣
    11. Rick S 0
      Nice work Mark! Way to get at them!
    12. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty Randy, it was a very fun and productive morning.
    13. Great catch! good to see you having fun
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  10. One of 6. Had a very nice day, met up with Mr. Jim Holland, always good to see you Jim.

    2 lb. 8 oz. 17.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Rapala Rippin' Rap

    1. Jeff Beers 0
      Beautiful day. Well done Mark!
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Ty, it's a nice little lake, but I missed Arthur.
    3. Rick S 0
      nice work out there Mark!
    4. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Mark!! Always nice to fish with good people!!
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I took up fishing again in 2016, and can't think of a better way to spend a morning.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Bass
  • Waterway Lake Arthur, Glade Run Lake
  • Lure Poppers, Jigs, Spinnerbaits