1. All my stuff is on my instagram page matthew_franz_3. Just won state championship as well as my new pb was in that bag 6.25. Pretty big for North Dakota

  2. Happy Easter I'm officially on instagram as matthew_franz_3. Follow for some awesome fishing to come I'm going to nationals in 5 days in Arkansas and fishing ...more in the keys on the 26 of April

  3. Does anyone have any tips for fishing power plant lakes in the north for bass this time of year

    1. Chris Hoakley 0
      When in doubt use dynamite it always catches somethin
  4. Caught this on a dead stick fishing for walleye. Put up a great fish and is also the hardest fresh water fish to hold I think lol


    1. Matthew Franz 0
    2. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      That's a nice one!! I haven't fished in ND but can say definitely world class in Montana!!!! Nice work Matthew!!
    3. Matthew Franz 0
      Yeah definitely Christopher when I first came to North Dakota I thought there would be no fishing but we are world class on most fish here and Montana
    4. Christopher Pereira 0
      always heard about ice fishing for these...thought about taking a trip up north a few hours to try it out one day.
    5. Matthew Franz 0
      We almost kept it but we didn't feel like cleaning it
    6. Tony Callies 0
      Nice! Did you keep it? I hear those are really good to eat- sort of like Cod I've been told...
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  5. Got it jigging on the river and we think I lost two walleye in the 10# class range


  6. Pallid Sturgeon with a jig and minnow

    1. Matthew Franz 0
      Yeah I bet
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      I bet!! almost had a 6 footer in 2 springs ago of the pier.. but it got off.. still a fun fight though. lol.
    3. Matthew Franz 0
      Wow that's so cool. There were a blast
    4. Jimbo Harwood 0
      wow.. only seen that happen 1 time.. in Muskegon lake.. buddy was jigging for eyes... and then thought that he had a whale on.. lmao.. it was a 4 footer.
    5. Matthew Franz 0
      We got five endangered pallid sturgeon I two day
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  7. 29 in. Northern Pike with a jig

    1. Matthew Franz 0
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Awesome pike!!
    3. Matthew Franz 0
      Nice it so fun jigging for pike
    4. Christopher Pereira 0
      awesome jigged fish! i once accidentally hooked a pike like that on a tiny #4 panfish jigging set up. got it to the hole somehow before he cut me off.
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  8. So much fun through the ice

    Pallid Sturgeon with a jig and minnow

    1. Jimbo Harwood 0
      That's sweet!!
    2. Matthew Franz 0
      Yeah I got two through the ice yesterday and my buddy got one to
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      Whaaaaaat!!!! Through the ice? Never seen that before! Awesome! 👍👍👍👍
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  9. 35 in. Northern Pike

    1. Matthew Franz 0
      Thanks man
    2. Jimbo Harwood 0
      And that's really cool to let the youngster reel it in..
    3. Jimbo Harwood 0
      You got some nice catches!!
    4. Matthew Franz 0
      Thank you Morris
    5. Capt Morris Campbell 0
      That's excellent!!! What a great pike and pic!!
    6. Matthew Franz 0
      Thanks it was a blast and after the fact I realized I let a four year old reel in my biggest pike jigging lol but it was totally worth it watching him
    7. Robert Coleman 0
      Sweet pic Matthew! 👍👍👍👍
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  10. Got a bunch jigging and some on tip ups I got a 35” but released all trophy pike only kept 30” and less

    Northern Pike

    1. Matthew Franz 0
      Thanks not very many people do it. There's a guide out here who harvest multiple 40s a day and it makes you wanna throw up
    2. Darren Cossette 0
      Nice responsible harvest!!!
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Fishing Favorites

  • Species large mouth bass and small moth bass
  • Waterway Leland dam and fort peck reservoir
  • Lure nutech jig