1. Had a good weekend at Presque Isle. Most of the bass were not big. These were the two biggest of 40 for the weekend (two half days and one full day), a 2 1/2 lb ...more largemouth and a 3 lb smallmouth. I was surprised to catch three smallies this late in the season.

    3 lb. 18 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Yeah, PIB is underrated as a largemouth bass fishery. Even Dave Lefebre thinks so.
    2. Another good trip!
    3. Rick S 0
      Nice smallie!
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  2. Two tournaments in two days. In one, I had my worst finish, 66th out of 103 anglers. In the other, I tied for first with 80 1/2 inches for five fish. The other angler’s ...more largest fish bested mine by 3/4-inch, so he took first, and I finished in second. I could not cull my smallest score-able bass, and I lost what would have been the tournament-winning fish at the boat. Still, a good end to a tournament weekend.

    3 lb. 17 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Thanks, Mark, but ignore it, especially when it is coming from a guy who has no catches posted. He’s a lurker looking for free information. I stopped making my locations ...more public a while ago, because of dudes like this guy who are not putting in their own time. Those who comment and follow my posts mostly know me, know where we are all fishing, and know the lures I use.
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Jeffrey, that's uncalled for. You owe Frank an apology.
    3. Jeffrey Steck 0
      your full of crap and u never tell anyone exactly where u fish. I’m calling BS
    4. Jeffrey Steck 0
      your full of crap and u never tell anyone exactly where u fish. I’m calling BS
    5. Bruce Parker 0
      Awesome job!
    6. Charles Clear 0
      great job! I was on Arthur Sunday, the muddy water made it tough. I have a lot to learn yet though
    7. Charles Clear 0
      great job! I was on Arthur Sunday, the muddy water made it tough. I have a lot to learn yet though
    8. Good job !! I gots to ge me up to this Lake Arthur .
    9. Rick S 0
      Awesome finish!
    10. Mark Merlin 0
      Wow, sooo close, good job Frank.
    11. Real nice results! Congratulations on a “near win”.
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  3. Post spawn smallie. The biggest of 10 today.

    2 lb. 10 oz. 17 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Nice outing! Tougher conditions now.
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Good going Frank
    3. Rick S 0
      Nice smallie Frank!
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  4. Numbers day at Lake Arthur. Best two of 17. Good to see some friends on the water today.

    2 lb. 3 oz. 16 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice going Frank, was a great day for sure.
    2. Bruce Parker 0
      WOW Save some for the rest of us LOL Nice catch!
    3. Jim Leise 0
      nice, i'll be out tomorrow. hopefully the numbers are still hitting. that's an awesome number for the lake.
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  5. I spent a four-day weekend in Presque Isle. These were a few of the best of the 58 bass that I caught. Great time!

    3 lb. 5 oz. 19 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Drew H 0
      58 is a damn good chunk of fish!! Sounds like an awesome weekend!
    2. Rick S 0
      Slaying them! wtg Frank!
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  6. Nice spawning female, quickly released back to her bed. Biggest of 26 fish, 23 bass.

    3 lb. 6 oz. 19 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Rick S 0
      What a day!!
  7. Tournament recap - This past weekend, I fished the two-day Presque Isle Smallmouth Slam tournament in the PA BASS Nation series. I started out decently on Day 1 ...more with a respectable limit that put me in 6th place going into the second day. On Day 2, a guy who watched me catch 12 fish out of a spot, beat me to that same spot the next morning, leaving me to pull together a smaller limit by traveling about 6-7 miles in my kayak all over the Bay. I finished 10th overall, which was good enough to qualify me for the state championship with the series in October. In hindsight, the big lake, Lake Erie, produced bigger fish than PIB this weekend. In the Bay, the fish were staging on beds, and the larger females were not biting. On the main lake, the fish were still pre-spawn, with some big females feeding up prior to the spawn. I caught numbers (25 fish in two days), but not the right sized bass. I can’t complain about a 10th place finish. It did end my undefeated streak of tournaments on Presque Isle. I had entered four tournaments in two years at PIB and had won all four. 4 out of 5 ain’t bad (sounds like a Meatloaf song), and a top-10 finish is certainly not a disappointing finish.

    3 lb. 1 oz. 18 in. Smallmouth Bass with a ned rig

    1. Drew H 0
      Nice job out there Frank, can't win em all, but you can get close!
    2. Rick S 0
      Congrats Frank!
    3. Mike A. 0
      Hey Frank. Meatloaf was 2 out 3; 67% ish. You were 80%. Way better! Good job!
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  8. Best of 10 bass today at Presque Isle. Slow and small bite today with clear skies, bright sun, and East wind.

    2 lb. 14 oz. 17 in. Smallmouth Bass

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Sounds like the day I had Drew
    2. Drew H 0
      What a weird day, I ended up with 3 largemouth, 2 smallmouth, 2 rock bass, and a big pike.
    3. John M 0
      Hey 10 is 10. Nice day Frank.
    4. Rick S 0
      Way to get after them Frank!
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice Frank👍
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  9. This smallmouth bass was only 16 1/4 inches long, but it was a chunk at over 3 lbs. Very windy again today. Biggest of five.

    3 lb. 3 oz. 16 in. Smallmouth Bass with a swimbait

    1. Drew H 0
      Heading up there for my second trip on Friday, hope to slam em again!!
    2. Rick S 0
      That is a fatty!
    3. Bruce Barley 0
      not too shabby!
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  10. First steelhead of the year. This one surprised me, hammering the swim bait.

    4 lb. 1 oz. 24 in. Steelhead

    1. jim lachut 0
      always fun to catch them
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Love catching those, nice Frank
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