1. A 3.75lb and 2.25lb Largemouth were the best of the day...well... truthfully they were the only bass of the day lol...water temps 51 to 54 degrees...Pretty chilly ...more morning with a NE breeze...with forecasted lows in the 30s for next week, most likely last trip of the year....

    Largemouth Bass

    1. John M 0
      Nice catch Rick 👍👍
    2. Randy Leventry 0
      A good finish to a great year!
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice pair of bass, Rick. Hope to see you again this year.
    4. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice catches Rick!!🎣
    5. Jim Leise 0
      I considered going out today, but talked myself out of it. nice fish! we'll get them next year.
    6. Couple good ones Rick👍🏻
    7. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice going, and kudos to a terrific year Rick.
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  2. After getting skunked yesterday, redeemed myself today with a 4 lb and a 2.75 lber

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Randy Leventry 0
      Some good quality there!
    2. Jim Leise 0
      nice fish!
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      Rick catching big bass. The world feels right.
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Hogs, hogs I say.
    5. carl schulze 0
      whata come back, nice fishes
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice ones Rick!!
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  3. Largest two of nine landed this morning..4.25 and 4 lb largemouth...a 3lber and 5 keeper size 15 to 16 in made for a great day...only 1 little guy... had a blast ...more today

    20.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Swimjig and Zoom Z Craw

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      wow! nice bass, Rick
    2. John M 0
      Nice Rick. Looks like Lake A is still producing. Encouraging.
    3. Jim Holland 0
      Nice job, Rick
    4. Nice work Rick👍🏻👍🏻
    5. Randy Leventry 0
      Super nice report! Glad you had fun!
    6. Jim Leise 0
      wow! much better than my day. one of my few skunks this year. nice job!
    7. Mark Merlin 0
      I'm very glad that you had a great day out there. Wtg buddy
    8. Bruce Parker 0
      way ta go!
    9. BILL MACKAY 0
      way to go Rick....what a great day
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  4. Largest of 5 for the day, this smallmouth and 4 largemouth..water temp anywhere from 67 to 69 degrees

    3 lb. Smallmouth Bass with a swimjig

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Ooh, smallie! Nice!
    2. Bruce Parker 0
    3. Frank Yamada 0
      That is a really nice Lake Arthur smallie!
    4. Nice one Rick👍🏻👍🏻
    5. Scott S 0
      Nice smallie Rick
    6. Jim Leise 0
      nice one! trying my luck tomorrow at 528 bridge area
    7. carl schulze 0
    8. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice going bud
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  5. Largest 2 of 9 landed today... 5 were keeper sized... for the 4th time this year had a muskie cut me off...smh...chatterbait and swimjig were the lures for me today

    17.0 in. Largemouth Bass

    1. John M 0
      Nice outing Rick. And OH those pesky muskies. Paybacks are in order (lol).
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Nice, Rick!
    3. Nice work Rick! Muskies on chatterbaits? Lost a musky yesterday at Stonewall🤦.
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice, Rick, and nice to see a weekday Lake Arthur post from you.
    5. Randy Leventry 0
      Good day catching!
    6. Bruce Parker 0
      Sounds like you had a fantastic day on the lake.
    7. Rick S 0
      John M...I don't believe I got a hook in that muskie.. the line cut so quick the rod never loaded up...
    8. Bryan Harper 0
    9. John M 0
      Wtg Rick ....And, i've only ever caught "1" Muskie in my short fishing life. Fun stuff. Sorry about the lost lure. Wonder if he'll live now???
    10. Jim Leise 0
    11. Mark Merlin 0
      Great job buddy. I think the Muskies are exacting revenge for all of the Stripers that you caught this year.
    12. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Rick!!
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  6. 3lb Largemouth and 2.5lb Smallmouth. Landed 2 lost 2...

    Largemouth Bass with a Swimjig

    1. John M 0
      Smallmouth, largemouth ...anything-mouth ...lol. Nice job!
    2. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Rick!!🎣
    3. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice pair!🎣👊
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Wtg Rick, no matter where you go you succeed.
    5. Rick S 0
      Yes Frank, gave Pymatuning a try today..
    6. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice, Rick. Out at Pymie today?
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  7. First bass of the day...did not fish well today, only landed one other bass, lost two.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      Nice fish bud
    2. Rick S 0
      John M..... 3.25 lbs, the 2nd maybe a foot...lost a good one..
    3. John M 0
      How big were your 2?
    4. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Rick!! You didn't get skunked!!!
    5. Jim Leise 0
      4 for me today, nothing over 15"
    6. Chris Devola 0
      i got 3 up there today, porters cove area, crushed topwater, only for all 3 to be 10 inches
    7. BILL MACKAY 0
      WTG Rick…only a 14” for me today
    8. Bryan Harper 0
      At least you got a good one! 🎣
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  8. Best 2 of 5 bass... fishing was really slow for me today, having a hard time locating the bass ...water temp averaged 78 degrees..

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Good job Rick!🤙
    2. John B 0
      nice catch Rick! what were you using?
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      Any of us would be thrilled with 5 in August, wtg
    4. Randy Leventry 0
      Not terrible for hot August….
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      I’m sure those thunderstorms last night didn’t help.
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Rick!!🎣
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  9. One of five bass landed today..Frustrating morning, didn't figure out the bass and lost a nice muskie.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Still catching them though, Rick. Good job!
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Tis the dog days of summer… everywhere. Still a good day when you are catching fish.
    3. Rick S 0
      Water temp was 77
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      I agree with Randy, a good day for Summer.
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Rick!!
    6. Randy Leventry 0
      Hmmm. Still decent numbers for summer? Sorry you lost the toothy one!
    7. Rob C 0
      Five is nice! Do you know approximate water temp on the lake now?
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  10. Three of thirteen landed today... the early morning bite was pretty good, 5 bass between 2 and 2.75lbs ..really turned into a grind once the sun was on the water...Water ...more temp 78 when I launched 81 at noon.

    Largemouth Bass

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Nice, Rick!
    2. Drew H 0
      13, nice!
    3. Randy Leventry 0
      Good day again! thanks for the report!
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      Just another day at the office for Rick, Lake Arthur master
    5. Casey Clark 0
      Lake Arthur....Lake Rick S. mehhh🤷🏽‍♂️Whats the difference...lol
    6. Jim Leise 0
      nice going!
    7. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Rick!!🎣
    8. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice chunks!🎣👊
    9. John M 0
      Rick, you ARE the double digit dynamo. Nice fishing.
    10. Ben M 0
      Nice day Rick
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Fishing Favorites

  • Species Bass and Stripers
  • Waterway Lake Arthur
  • Lure Soft Plastics, Chatterbaits and Crankbaits