1. It was nice to close out the weekend with some numbers. This was the largest of 10. Most were right about a pound.

    1 lb. 13 oz. 15 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Drew H 0
      10! That's a successful day, not bad!
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Very nice, Frank. I didn't even SEE a bass at North Park Lake, yesterday.
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  2. It was a good weekend at Presque Isle. 17 bass and a pike in a day and a half of fishing. The largest was just under 3 lbs. Definitely some healthy fish.

    2 lb. 15 oz. 17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Awesome catches, Frank!
    2. Matt L 0
      thanks Frank I appreciate it!
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Matt, I use a Humminbird Helix 5. Lowrance, Humminbird, or Garmin units within the same price range will serve you well.
    4. Rick S 0
      Very nice Frank!
    5. Matt L 0
      frank, do you have a depth finder you would recommend?always enjoy your posts.
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  3. Met up with Jim today at Cross Creek. He caught the two biggest fish. This was the biggest for me of 12.

    1 lb. 8 oz. 14 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Btw, Mark, you will notice a lure that is not a Senko on the rod behind me. Even with an early topwater bite, I missed out when throwing a plopper.
    2. Jim Holland 0
      I somehow feel I learned way more from you today, Frank. Unless, I was the example of what NOT to do! 😄
    3. Drew H 0
      Back to back successful days!
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Id love to Frank.
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      Thanks, Mark. We should fish at Arthur sometime. I learned a lot from Jim. He caught bigger fish, and we both shared spots and approaches. It was a good day in the ...more water.
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Frank, your posts are very encouraging. You fish totally the opposite of the way I do. I can learn from this, ty.
    7. Rick S 0
      Another good day at Cross Creek!
    8. Jim Holland 0
      I had a blast, finally getting to meet you and getting out on the water for a day of fishing. Truth be told, you whipped my butt. I learned that, even though I ...more have become more patient in fishing, I still need to slow down! You're welcome to fish with me, anytime!
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  4. Largest of 14 bass.

    2 lb. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Thanks Frank
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Texas rig, Bill.
    3. BILL MACKAY 0
      Thanks for all your input. It’s always nice to hear from you. I was curious if you still fish the senko wacky late in the summer? I usually fish it that way in ...more the spring but tend to go Texas rig in the summer
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      Mark, lol, I do use other baits, but I love and have the most confidence in finesse approaches. On high pressure lakes, I think slowing down helps. When I fish fast, ...more I like chatterbaits, lipless cranks, and topwater baits, esp. frogs and whopper ploppers. It always seems, though, that I do most of my damage with Senkos.
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      Brett, I do use a depth finder, but I know Cross Creek pretty well. Since the lake is low, there are fish deep in the weeds on the shallow end. I tend to prefer ...more fishing the drop offs, points, and channels for bigger fish.
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Wtg Frank. What do you use besides Senkos?
    7. Jim Holland 0
      19 out of 52 is pretty good for your first tourney. way to go! It's all uphill from here!
    8. Brett Lang 0
      frank, I live not far from cross creek but don’t fish there that often. are you using a depth finder or do you just know it that well. would liketo pick your brain ...more a little
    9. Frank Yamada 0
      post-frontal (and there were 18 limits)
    10. Frank Yamada 0
      Jim, it was a tough day on Arthur Saturday. The conditions were lost-frontal (although no rain or thunderstorms). I was able to get my limit. Only 19 limits among ...more 52 angler. I finished 17th overall. The goal for my first tournament was to get a limit, so I’ll take it, especially when the conditions were as tough as they were.
    11. Frank Yamada 0
      Matt, no secrets. Today, I caught a number of bass in drop offs.
    12. Jim Holland 0
      Nice catch, Frank! How'd the tourney go?
    13. Matt L 0
      Frank you crush Cross Creek Bass all the time. what is the secret to figuring out Cross Creek bass?
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  5. Mostly dinks all weekend. This was the biggest of seven. I was trying some new spots and different baits, but I think bass were in a post front mood (there was an ...more east wind all weekend). All but two of the bites were light.

    1 lb. 7 oz. 12 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. Jim Holland 0
      It seems to have been famine at The Dead Sea, lately, so dinks are still good!
    2. Rick S 0
      The dink fest happens..I've had my turn at that plenty of times..
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  6. Last day at Chautauqua, and I caught my biggest fish of the week in a short morning session. Bite was slow this morning, but this one crushed my bait. 49 bass ...more in four and half days of fishing. I love this lake for the consistently large and healthy bass. Most of the fishermen are going for walleye or muskies. Skipping docks can get frustrating with the surface chop and strong current, and there is a ton of grass everywhere that mucks up your lures and boat, but the fish are worth it.

    3 lb. 6 oz. 18 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Rick S 0
      Looks like you had them figured out up there..Great catches Frank!
    2. Drew H 0
      I did! Tried to replicate it this morning unfortunately they weren't interested. Found a few on a texas rig though!
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      It was, Drew. Sounds like you had some top water action at Arthur.
    4. Drew H 0
      Sounds like a great trip!
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  7. These Chautauqua bass are sure healthy! Biggest of 13 caught under, what else, a boat dock.

    2 lb. 9 oz. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      A lot of fun, Rick.
    2. Rick S 0
      Sounds like a lot of fun! Skipping boat docks!
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  8. This smallie came out from a dock. I knew it was a smallmouth when it immediately jumped about four feet in the air. Biggest of 10 bass today.

    2 lb. 6 oz. 17 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

    1. Nice fish🎣
  9. Most of the bass (ten total) were healthy and averaged two pounds. This was the biggest and fattest largemouth.

    2 lb. 4 oz. 16 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms

  10. Best of 11. Broke off a 3 1/2 or 4 pounder right at the boat. The fish had one more run right as I was reaching for my net.

    2 lb. 2 oz. 15 in. Largemouth Bass with a Gary Yamamoto Original Senko Worms