1. This weekend, I fished my second tournament of the year, PA BASS Nation Kayak Series’ Smallmouth Slam 3 at Presque Isle Bay and Lake Erie. I ground it out in windy ...more and choppy conditions. The boat is still rocking! I caught 45 bass over two days, but not enough bigs as the larger smallmouth seem to have mostly left the Bay. I put up a respectable 83.25” on Day One, but was only able to eke out 78.25” on Day Two. I finished in 5th place with a two-day total of 161.50”, which means that I qualified for the state championship in October. The biggest bass of the weekend was this 17”, 3 lb. 5 oz smallie.

    3 lb. 5 oz. 17 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Another great showing!
    2. Bill Nichie 0
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    4. Rick S 0
      Awesome finish Frank!
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  2. This past weekend, I fished Kayak Anglers of Western PA’s Bass on the Bay tournament at Presque Isle Bay in Erie, PA. I finished 4th out of 60 anglers and cashed ...more a check. It was a grind all weekend—two of the toughest days that I have had on the Bay this spring. Still, I caught a total of 31 bass (27 smallmouth and 4 largemouth) and measured ten fish for 170 3/4”. To put me over the top, I wasn’t able to find those 2-3 really big smallmouth (19-20 inchers), something that I have been doing all April-May. It was good weekend and a great way to start the season. Plus, I spent the afternoons and evenings with my family and got to see my two granddaughters, which was the absolute best.

    4 lb. 8 oz. 18 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Dan Umstead 0
      Congrats on 4th, thx for sharing
    2. Bruce Parker 0
      Great report
    3. Nice report and congratulations on a great finish!
    4. Rick S 0
      A great finish and time with family; doesn't get much better
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  3. We had a great day. I caught two five-pounders and one smallie at 4 lbs 13 oz, all over 19 1/2”; but Michelle caught the biggest, her PB—a smallmouth that measured ...more 20 1/4” and weighed 5 lbs 2 oz.

    5 lb. 2 oz. 20 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Rick S 0
      Congrats on PB! all beautiful fish
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice fish!!
    3. Scott S 0
      Congrats to both of you, those are some nice Smallies😊😊👍
    4. Woohoo! WTG Michelle 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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  4. Had a great weekend at PIB and an epic day. On the first morning, which was cut short by the weather, I boated 14 bass. My best five measured 96.75” and weighed ...more 23 lbs 6 oz. Pictured are three five pounders that I caught. The fish on the left and on the measuring board was 20 1/4 inches and 5 lbs 5 oz, the biggest of 29 bass for the weekend.

    5 lb. 5 oz. 20 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. real nice catches! Great average size!
    2. Rick S 0
      Awesome Frank!
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  5. Second five-pound, 20+ inch smallmouth this week. I ended up catching 22 smallies this weekend, with multiple 4-pound, pre-spawn fatties and this five-pounder. Some ...more storms came through that cut my fishing short, but that’s Erie.

    5 lb. 19 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. nice catches!
    2. What's your kayak look like I was there this weekend.
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  6. This smallie crushed my bait. It was my first fish of the day and ended up being the biggest fish out of six.

    4 lb. 2 oz. 18 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Nice soon they will be heading to the creeks!
    2. Rick S 0
      Tearing it up at the Isle !
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  7. Biggest of ten bass (9 smallies and 1 largemouth).

    3 lb. 5 oz. 17 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Rick S 0
      Nice work Frank!!
  8. Best of 7. This pre-spawn female was a tank. It was 1/4-inch shy of 21 inches but was almost 6 lbs! Bright, sunny day on the water with a new sunscreen that apparently ...more doesn’t rub in very well! This was my first time out on the water this spring. My best five measured 92.75 inches and weighed 20 lbs 14 oz.

    5 lb. 13 oz. 20 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Bill, yes, weather permitting.
    2. Matt L 0
      beautiful fish Frank!
    3. Bill Nichie 0
      Outstanding Frank! So you fish Presque Isle from your kayak weather permitting?
    4. Rick S 0
      Awesome day Frank!
    5. That's a pretty darn good day! 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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  9. It might be time to put the kayak away for the winter. Warm day. There were some active bass in the morning. By midday the wind made it tough to stay on spots. This ...more was the biggest of three in a short 2 1/2 hr session this morning.

    2 lb. 16 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Rick S 0
      Nice outing Frank, it's a wrap for me until spring
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice way to end the season 👍
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  10. There are still some fish feeding up for the fall. Biggest of three in a short, early evening session.

    2 lb. 5 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Yeah, Michelle and I only had one a piece on Saturday. Tough day.
    2. Drew H 0
      Only managed 1 on Sat, had another one on right before I left but managed to get tangled up in my own rods on the hookset. 😂
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