1. It was a slow spring but an awesome mid-summer and fall. The two largest bass of the season for me came within days of each other at the same lake, both just short ...more of 4 1/2 lbs. Other highlights came within a three week period in July when I caught six 3 1/2 pounders (all exactly 3 lbs 8 oz) at four different lakes (2 at Presque Isle, 2 at Lake Arthur, 1 at Chautauqua, and 1 at Cross Creek). It was a good year, and I am already counting the days until spring. Thanks to my Fishidy friends/connections Rick, Mark, Jim, and Drew, who have taught me a lot about fishing in Western PA. It was good to meet them on the water this year.

    4 lb. 5 oz. 20 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Drew H 0
      Can't wait till next year, I have so many rods to lose! lol
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice to meet you Frank
    3. Rick S 0
      Awesome season Frank, can't wait till next year!
    4. Jim Holland 0
      Always a pleasure, Frank. Honored to call you a friend. see ya next season, and rest up that back. you're gonna need it to haul in the hogs! 🙂
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  2. Slow day, and I tweaked my back. I was lucky that Jim had some ibuprofen. This was the only fish I caught today. There were a lot of tentative bites. It was good ...more to see so many Fishidy friends on the water—Rick, Jim, Drew, and Mark. It was a beautiful day, even though there weren’t many fish. Also thanks to the generous couple, who helped us load our kayaks and gear.

    2 lb. 7 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Oh my goodness, Christina, I’m so glad to hear that she is OK. Thanks, again, for your assistance on Saturday. It was a lifesaver.
    2. Hey Frank hoping you are well! Our shiba did indeed swallow a hook. She just returned home yesterday from chest surgery to remove it. We are very grateful that she ...more is ok.
    3. Jim Holland 0
      It was great seeing everyone, today. In spite of skunking, I had a great time. Good to see my little first aid kit paid off, too. Sorry I left when I did. I forgot ...more about your back. I woulda stuck around and helped you load out, had I remembered.
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Good to see you again. I'm praying that your back feels better soon.
    5. Rick S 0
      Good times!
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  3. Cold as heck this afternoon, but the first fish that bit was a beauty. Largest of 5 in a short, two hour afternoon session.

    4 lb. 5 oz. 19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      I agree Frank, was just messing around before.
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Hope to see you guys on the water, and we’ll slay ‘em together, in our own ways.
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Hey, Spinnerbaits are always allowed lol. In all seriousness, kick butt guys.
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      Lol, Mark. No Senkos or spinnerbaits?
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      If so, you are all supposed to launch at Lake Wilhelm, and no one is allowed to use Senkos :))
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Am I going to have company this weekend???
    7. Jim Holland 0
      Supposed to be warm this weekend, guys! Just sayin'!
    8. Drew H 0
      WAAAAY too cold for me this weekend. Maybe I'll see a few of you guys out next weekend!
    9. Jim Holland 0
      Couldn't help yourself, huh? LOL! Nice catch.
    10. Rick S 0
      Nice Bass Frank!
    11. J Petey 0
      Excellent !
    12. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice Frank...next weekend is supposed to be warmer.
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  4. A cold front came through yesterday, and there was a strong east wind this morning. The bass were pretty turned off. This was the biggest of two.

    2 lb. 10 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Rick S 0
      Nice one!
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Nice one, Frank.
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      With todays conditions, that's a good job by you.
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  5. Incredible day! They bit cast after cast. There was an hour stretch in mid-morning and another in mid-afternoon in which I caught 10-11 bass each hour (27 total ...more for the day). Most of the bass were between 2 1/2 lbs and 3 1/2 lbs. The biggest was over four.

    3 lb. 8 oz. 19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Rick S 0
      Incredible! Great day Frank!
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Holy smokes Frank, amazing day. Wtg bud.
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  6. It was great to see Mark Merlin and Jim Holland this morning. Mark was hauling in hawgs with his spinner bait. Jim caught a four pounder. I had my best day on Lake ...more Arthur. Twenty-seven bass, all but a few were between 2 and 3 1/2 lbs. Four were over three pounds. This was the largest at 19 3/4 in. and 4 lbs 5 oz. Awesome day!

    4 lb. 5 oz. 20 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Rick S 0
      Nice one Frank!
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Frank!!
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Sorry, but anyone who catches 27 in one day has to be king, I think it's written, somewhere, lol.
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      You are still the king, Mark. You were absolutely slaying them. I was just fortunate to be able to stay on the water for two feed offs.
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      It was great to meet you too, Mark. I wish you would have been able to take turns on that school. It was fun to get into them. Next spring we can plan to fish together. ...more I would be happy to show you around Cross Creek too. Blessings on you.
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      That's a day for the ages. I think we have a new king on that Lake. It was a pleasure to meet you.
    7. Jim Holland 0
      Wow! Frank, you absolutely CRUSHED them, today! Congrats on a great day!
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  7. Another good early evening bite. This was the largest of nine. All but one were on the outside edge of the grass.

    2 lb. 8 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      You are on it for sure, nice going again.
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Nice job!
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  8. A warm day and a couple of hours on the water before sunset. This was the largest of six bass, with most of the fish about 15 or 16 inches.

    2 lb. 14 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      yup, they were talking about you, because I just watched your video, and they said you caught a big catfish too. I’ll bet it was that cat that busted me off. Bummer ...more about your rod.
    2. Drew H 0
      Ha! Might've been. I did see a couple there, and they were the first to find out I lost my one rod in the lake. If you see it, let me know! lol.
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Drew, I only wish that I could have had more time or be in the lake earlier. There was a couple bait fishing at the launch dock. They said a kayak fisherman came ...more back with a big smile, saying what a great day he had. I’m guessing that was you.
    4. Drew H 0
      Nice, I had a GREAT day at Arthur yesterday too!
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      The late morning bite should be good, Mark
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      That's a very good day, good job Frank. After 2 weeks off, I can't wait for tomorrow.
    7. Jim Holland 0
      Nice one, Frank.
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  9. Very different weekend than last. Cold front with ESE winds. Caught seven all weekend. This was the largest

    2 lb. 13 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Rick S 0
      Good job Frank, glad to see that you caught some!
  10. There was a ENE wind, which means a cold front coming through. I was able to get eight, all very good size. Most were 16-17 inches and between 2 and 2 1/2 lbs. This ...more was the biggest, 18 inches and 3 lbs 8 oz.

    3 lb. 8 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Thanks, Mark. I was fishing the same pattern that worked on the day before, but on Saturday, I only caught two fish. Yesterday, I apparently found them.
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      There you go Frank, very nice Bass and a great day.
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Thanks, Rick and Jim. I caught two yesterday. Similar pattern today, I just happened to find ‘em.
    4. Jim Holland 0
      Nice one, Frank. I was out there, too. 2 dinks is all I got.
    5. Rick S 0
      Great day Frank!, I just didn't figure it out,
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