1. running rat"l"traps in the rain

    1. Willy Fresh 0
      I do it for a quick picture every now and again bc it flares the gills and shows the size and features of the fish but I don't hold them like that , hell I don't ...more even touch the sides bc I don't wanna rub off their protective film
    2. Willy Fresh 0
      yeah, I fish this same lake 4 days a week and have never harmed or killed on and actually sometimes catch the same ones hours later lol I am very careful with the ...more fish and have been fishing for over 20 years so it's all good buddy
    3. Dustin Tyler 0
      Yep just a heads up! I used to always hold my fish like that too I didn't know until I got my own place with my own private pond.. after a hard day of fishing ...more it wasn't uncommon to see multiple dead bass floating over the next few days. After doing some research found that it is very hard on the fish and most ppl don't even know.
    4. Willy Fresh 0
      lol I usually hold them with 2 hands or parallel but , it was just a quick split second that I did only for a pic bc it shows the fish better in my opinion, then ...more I set the bass back in the water and and swayed he back and forth until she bolted, she was out of the water for about 30 seconds if that but I appreciate your concern :)
    5. Dustin Tyler 0
      If you want to hold the bass parallel to the ground you should always use a second hand never just force up with its jaw.
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    7. Dustin Tyler 0
      Nice fish! But just so you know it is typically fatal when you hold a bass like that. When you use their jaw to hold up their entire body weight it usually leaves ...more the bass unable to feed which eventually leads to its death. Watch any bass master tournament and they will always hold the bass straight up and down perpendicular to the ground. Most ppl refer to fisherman that hold bass like this as bass killers FYI
    8. Willy Fresh 0
      this was yesterday day evening lol it's funny u mentioned that bc I am on the same situation and my buddy has been sending me pics all morning of the bass he ...more caught ... TORTURE :'D
    9. David Garloch 0
      And I'm stuck at work.......
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  2. Had to turn in my man card today... I only caught 2 before it got too cold for me then I waited in the car to catch my creel lol

    1. Willy Fresh 0
      but on the "reel" lol see what I did there? On the real it was 23 degrees and the wind was 17 mph so I hid in the car lol
    2. Willy Fresh 0
      by next month I will be have dinner by 4:30 everynight and playing bingo :'D
    3. Willy Fresh 0
      yeah I think it so cold bc I am getting old now ugh I will be turning 29 in Febuary so I am definitely on the wrong side of 20 :(
    4. Scott S 0
      Just giving you a hard time...it does look cold
    5. Scott S 0
      It's not even cold enough for ice...haha
    6. john stimson 0
      ya car fishing , been there ,keep fishing
    7. Christopher Pereira 0
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  3. 5 hours with no bites lol litterally caught this one while packing up to leave

    1. Tommy Horn 0
      You to my bro
    2. Willy Fresh 0
      I see alot of superb fish on your stream and I am glad to see someone younger that loves angling that much :> stay on em' and tight lines for u buddy
    3. Tommy Horn 0
      Cool sounds great! Fairfax_Fisherman_
    4. Willy Fresh 0
      I appriciate the kind words and I think u are a pretty great angler yourself
    5. Willy Fresh 0
      I shut down my insta account last year but will be making a new one soon
    6. Willy Fresh 0
      I will make sure to follow u when I do
    7. Tommy Horn 0
      Yeah man! Your a great angler! You use Instagram?
    8. Willy Fresh 0
      thanks bud
    9. Tommy Horn 0
      Nice job will!
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  4. got a suprise while catfishing last night lol carp on chicken liver?

    1. Willy Fresh 0
      lol I wish u luck karen
    2. karen eichman 0
      Got a carp that hangs where I fish but doesn't bite on anything...
      Chicken livers here I come!
    3. Willy Fresh 0
      I have never actually carp fished before but have caught close to a dozen by accident in the last couple years lol
    4. George Horvath 0
      carp r great
    5. Willy Fresh 0
      I know right lol
    6. jeff mcelroy 0
      bonus fish
    7. Willy Fresh 0
      yeah it sure was lol
    8. john stimson 0
      fun catch
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  5. 22 inch large mouth with a white spinner

    1. Willy Fresh 0
      thanks Jimbo
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great catch bud!! ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ‘Š
    3. Willy Fresh 0
      there are a few I want to get to this fall when I have time off including cheat
    4. Willy Fresh 0
      no , but I want to
    5. Josh Sommerville 0
      You ever fish Cheat Lake?
    6. Willy Fresh 0
      i see alot of jon boats dropped in but only once in a while I see bass boats and they are usually upper lake
    7. Willy Fresh 0
      yeah u can put a boat in but the bottom lake is a bit small
    8. Willy Fresh 0
      I have people tell me all the time it's a waste of money and I won't catch anything there but I have caught dozens of bass and quite a few between 15 to ...more 20 inches and this bass is the biggest I caught from the lake so far
    9. Josh Sommerville 0
      can you put a boat in it. i pay 40 a year at stonewall to use resort area boat ramp.
    10. Willy Fresh 0
      well it's a private lake it cost 25 dollars for a permit for the year but I think I was told it will be state owned after january 2019
    11. Josh Sommerville 0
      Never been there bud.
    12. Willy Fresh 0
      thanks, I caught her at deegan and hinkle lake in bridgeport , the lower lake
    13. Willy Fresh 0
      thanks rick
    14. Josh Sommerville 0
      I know that feeling Rick pissed the rain down here all day. good bass Will. where you catch her at?
    15. Rick S 0
      Wow, Nice Bass!. Glad to see someone got out today,nothing but steady rain here since yesterday
    16. Willy Fresh 0
      thanks man
    17. jeff mcelroy 0
      good fish
    18. Willy Fresh 0
      lmao thanks, I had a 25 minutes window before the rain set in for the evening so there was no time for pants ;p
    19. Tasha Larsen 0
      Nice PJs
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  6. not a pig but I'll take it lol

  7. Got a quick bite on my lunch break today lol

    1. Willy Fresh 0
      and yeah I had an hour for lunch and was half a mile from the lake lol
    2. Willy Fresh 0
      thanks jimbo
    3. john stimson 0
      on lunch ? Nice
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Great catch buddy.. always time for a cast! ๐ŸŽฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ‘
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  8. another peaceful day at the lake.. largemouth bass on strike king spinner

    1. Willy Fresh 0
      rat'l' traps and spinners are the best in my opinion for aggressive fish lol
    2. Andrea N 0
      Nice. My boyfriend is killing it with the spinner bait
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  9. had a good night at deegan last night ... channel cat on cut shad

    1. Willy Fresh 0
      thanks jeff
    2. Willy Fresh 0
      yeah no pier jumping for me lol
    3. Jimbo Harwood 0
      ooo i have.. but you have to be smart on when to do it.. of a bank into a lake, then yes.. off the end of the pier.. No.. lmao
    4. jeff mcelroy 0
      good channel
    5. Willy Fresh 0
      I would go over and in after it lmao
    6. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Ive had that happen as well, with cats, and carp.. big sheephead will take em too.. lmao.. see all kinds of people losing them at the pier... out the pole holer, ...more over the rail and threw the water they go! ๐Ÿ˜‚
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    8. Willy Fresh 0
      she was just at 24 inches and scared the crap out of my bc ahe took my pole in the water when I was baiting my othe pole lol
    9. Willy Fresh 0
      thanks bro
    10. Jimbo Harwood 0
      There you go bro!! Nice cat!! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘
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  10. 17 inch largemouth on a black zombie rat'l'trap

    1. Willy Fresh 0
    2. jeff mcelroy 0
      healthy looking fish, nice
    3. Willy Fresh 0
      thanks man
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Sorry to ALL if i missed any post!! Been busy this week.. no time for FISHIDY ๐Ÿ˜•๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜
    5. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Sweet catch bro!! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ‘Š
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Fishing Favorites

  • Species Large mouth bass and Catfish
  • Waterway Any
  • Lure Ratl' traps .... Black zombie/super natural gizzard and natural