1. A stringer of white bass I shot while scuba diving. I also saw a nice muskie on this dive.....I don't see them often.... it was really neat to see! Water temp ...more was 67 above the themocline, 54 below. Thermocline was at 14 feet. visibility above the thermocline was about 5 feet, below the themocline about 20 feet. Check out my scuba fishing video.... catching smallmouth bass... https://youtu.be/2GuoprIzVaU I'll be back to shoot some carp... there are some big ones in that lake! Maybe I'll make a video of it.

  2. Details: Lake Trout

    Was on big green yesterday scuba diving. Water temp at 57 until the thermocline at 40 feet. Below the thermocline temp was 42 degrees down to 96 feet which is ...more the deepest i got yesterday.

    The visibility has dropped to less than 3 feet at the surface, but was crystal clear... literally.... below 45'. You could see as far as your lights could shine... beautiful!

    Also saw 4 separate juvenile lake trout between 85' and 90' deep. Sizes were about 6" to 10". They were at the muck bottom, about 4" up. Very cool to see those fish in their own habitat!

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    1. bango 0
      cool video. first I’ve seen/heard of scuba fishing. pretty cool!
    2. Buddy Pierce 0
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  3. Details: Smallmouth Bass with a Bagley Small Fry Crayfish

    Been scuba diving big green a lot this spring.... water temp at the surface has warmed up to 46 degrees, it was 38 in early March. There is a thermocline forming ...more at 26 feet, temperature below there was 38 degrees last week. It's still 36 degrees below 100'.

    I do a lot of fishing using scuba gear.... here is a video I made catching those awesome smallies!


    I release most of what I catch... no worries. And those big fish at the end are giant carp... there are a lot of them in big green!

  4. Hey Charles, I'm booked in the end off May for a week of fishing at Big Green lake. Looking to hit it hard. I know it's a big lake and a lot of good spots. ...more I was hoping you can share a few? Don

    1. Charles DeGroot 0
      South East shore for smallmouth...22' water. Use bottom action crayfish like baits....and try not to hook a scuba diver 😉
  5. https://youtu.be/2GuoprIzVaU smallmouth bass fishing - scuba gear!

    1. Charles DeGroot 0
      I haven't been successful with lake trout yet. Where I dive they are in over 100' of water, so you don't get much time at those depths. ...still trying ...more tho!
    2. I've tried that with Lake trout and bluegills. I found a rod on the bottom tied some line and a lure I also found and just swam backwards. I caught fish but ...more not that big. Nice catches
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  6. Anyone know the temperature above the thermocline on big green lake Wisconsin?

    1. Hans Klopp 0
      i had 45 last Thursday at sauk dam
  7. Details: Skunk island

    1. Julia Hollenbeck 0
      It was a one-time experience with my son, Dennis Musgraves when "I caught that fish" in Alaska (year 2012), Charles DeGroot. :)
    2. Charles DeGroot 0
      Catfish evening spot
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  8. Great evening on Beaver Dam lake! Fished from a boat...which is unusual for me...I usually fish underwater with scuba gear, but the boat needed some exercise...

    Catfish with a Leech

    1. Charles DeGroot 0
      Hopefully heading out tonight if the weather cooperates.....Need more fillets for the smoker.
    2. Ken Wooten 0
      Wow! Nice stringer full of cats!
    3. jeff mcelroy 0
      good haul!
    4. john stimson 0
      Fun night
    5. Willy Fresh 0
      now there's a good night
    6. Kevin McCarthy 0
      Nice catching there!!
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  9. Shot while on a scuba dive catching lobsters. Best eating fish in Florida! (Also got a few lobsters on that dive sitting on the tailgate).
    Check out my smallmouth ...more underwater fishing video...

    Hogfish with a Speargun

    1. Randy Starnes 0
      I'll be in Tampa in January if you want a dive partner?
    2. Very nice.
    3. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Thats sweet!! 👊🍻
    4. Noah Shapiro 0
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  10. Most interesting way to fish! Check out my youtube videos of fishing underwater....subscribe, there are more coming!

    Smallmouth Bass with a Underwater fishing pole

    1. Robert Wetli 0
      This guy?? Find some panfish don't take those bass
    2. Charles DeGroot 0
      It's a lot harder than you think Mr. Weathers....no fancy boat, no fancy electronics, no big tackle box full of options, no cold beer to sip, always worried ...more about getting run over by the party boat crowd...then you add in the inherent risks in scuba diving. Believe me, the guys in the boats have it easy. And, taking a few fish now and then is part of the reward.
    3. Jeff Weathers 0
      Thumbs down.
    4. Eric Kossan 0
    5. Charles DeGroot 0
      The smallmouths on that dive were between 17 and 23'.
    6. nick boni 0
      how deep are you when you did this? pretty neat
    7. Charles DeGroot 0
      Have not tried to go after walleye or northerns yet. I was down around 100' looking fur lake trout last week, but haven't been successful in finding them ...more yet....but I'm not done trying 😉
    8. andrew lane 0
      do you only catch bass that way
    9. Charles DeGroot 0
      Here is the link
    10. Bishop Vang 0
      Can I get a link to the video? Would like to see some underwater action
    11. Charles DeGroot 0
      I dive all over the place, I think big green has the healthiest smallmouth bass population of any lake I've seen, and I dive in many states. I think a big part ...more of it is the giant crayfish population, which....feed on zebra mussels in that lake...interesting right?
    12. Scott Sorrell 0
      That is a cool way to catch fish....enjoyed the video....Although I hated to watch you stringer those bass......a few fish kept here and there is not going to ruin ...more the fishery...
    13. Ryan Shohoney 0
      No opinion on the technique. Unfortunate to keep a fish that is, essentially, intended for sport fishing. Especially quality breeders, in a lake that's on ...more the upswing, as far as small mouth bass fisheries go. At the end of the day, it is your right to do so. Just know that the majority of bass fishermen are cringing right now :\
    14. andrew lane 0
      looks fun
    15. Charles DeGroot 0
      And, I hunt and fish to eat, not for sport, sorry about that.
    16. Charles DeGroot 0
      You think it's easy don't you.....no boat, no fancy electronics, no tacklebox, no warm clothes, no beer, no fun conversations, no net......and yes a stringer.....see, ...more no live well either...
    17. Kevin McCarthy 0
      That should be illegal !!! Where is the sport in that?
    18. Ryan Shohoney 0
      Wait, you're keeping these bass?
    19. Noah Shapiro 0
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I fish using scuba gear. Here is a you tube video off me catching some smallmouth bass. Subscribe please, there will be more coming! Tell me ...more a lure you would like tested and I will bring it down and create a video for you and post it to my YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/2GuoprIzVaU

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Smallmouth bass
  • Lure Savage 3D Craw