1. 30 minutes at the lake before work. 1st time fishing a ribbon tail worm Texas rigged with an 1/8 oz weight on braid with a 3' mono leader. Given more time, I ...more feel this will be an excellent bait. #dinksmatter

    Largemouth Bass with a Culprit Ribbon Tail Worm

    1. Jeff B 0
      Rob, glad to hear you made it out there. They're in there. Next time! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Rob C 0
      Thanks Jeff. Took the kayak there first time this morning.Ned rig and Senkos. Skunked!
    3. Jeff B 0
      Overall, no. Deepest part is by the dam which is in the 15 - 20' range.
    4. Rob C 0
      Does this lake get very deep?
    5. Mike A. 0
      fishing is good!
    6. Jeff B 0
      Thanks guys! Nothing huge but man, the feeling of getting out there, trying something new and hooking up, BEFORE WORK, lasted the rest of the day. With so much emphasis ...more on mental health recently I have realized fishing is the BEST THING for me! Rob - you should've seen it when the tops were still on submerged trees. It was an entertaining, watery maze...lol
    7. Mark Merlin 0
      That's a good looking setup bud.
    8. Rick S 0
      Nice one Jeff, good way to start your day!
    9. Rob C 0
      Nice Jeff! I went to Glade Run for the first time the other day. I guess it reopened just a few years ago; it’s an interesting body of water.
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  2. Largest of 15 today. Anchor made the challenge of a windy day somewhat tolerable. Hope all of you have a GREAT 4th of July weekend! Have fun and be safe.

    1 lb. 8 oz. 16.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a 4" White Yum Dinger

    1. Jeff B 0
      Me too Rob. Every outing is an opportunity to learn more! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Rob C 0
      Thanks Jeff; good info. I still have much to learn kayak bass fishing.
    3. Jeff B 0
      Rob, I was throwing it Texas rigged weightless. Saw some stumps sticking out of the water and thought a nice slow presentation would do the trick. Lost 2 nice ones ...more there but got the hook set done properly on this one!
    4. Rob C 0
      Nice! Wacky rigged?
    5. Rick S 0
      wtg Jeff!
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Great day bud, wtg
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  3. Squeezed in 30 minutes of fishing before work today. Beautiful morning!

    Largemouth Bass with a Chug Bug

    1. Rick S 0
      Nice one
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Very good bud πŸ‘
    3. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Jeff!!🎣
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  4. Crappie day. Largest of 15, mostly White Crappie. Bite was on here and there. At one point, while unhooking one, I dropped my lure back in the water. Upon releasing, ...more I picked up my rod to have another one on!

    14.0 in. Black Crappie with a Arkie Sexee Shad

    1. Bruce Parker 0
      14" wow
    2. Jeff B 0
      Thanks guys! Julian, if you can see the 528 bridge, you can catch them!
    3. Julian Fertman 0
      which point on the lake did you have success catching the crappies?
    4. Rick S 0
      Nice size crappie wtg!!
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice job Jeff!!🎣
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  5. 1st outing in the kayak and 1st LMB (15/16) in the books for 2021. Lessons learned today. 1. Maintain a safe distance from geese, they can be aggressive. 2. Don't ...more give up fishing, even when they're not biting on your favorite lure. 3. If it's calling for 10% chance of rain, bring rain gear, IT WILL RAIN! Big THANK YOU to Mark for spending the morning on the water with me and Rick for sharing an extra raincoat. I owe you one! Hope everyone has a GREAT week!

    16.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Cotton Cordell Big O

    1. John M 0
      Nice first fish Jeff. Good advice too ...lol.
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice fish, Jeff
    3. jim lachut 0
      nice catch !the big O one of my favorite crank baits
    4. Rick S 0
      Nice catches Jeff!
    5. Ben M 0
      Nice day out there, how deep were they?
    6. Chad Jaco 0
      Lol. Nice catches Jeff!!
    7. Mark Merlin 0
      Great going Jeff
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  6. Landed 3. Lost 2 at the bank. Coldest 1st day of trout I've fished, but it was fun overall.

    13.0 in. Rainbow Trout

    1. Bruce Parker 0
      nice catch! I did`t know it was stocked with trout. I have caught allot of bass there and now i got to get up there for trout. Thanks for your post.
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice work Jeff! It was a cold one.
    3. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice job Jeff!!
    4. BILL MACKAY 0
      thanks Jeff
    5. Jeff B 0
      Thanks Bill! It wasn't too bad crowd wise. A lot of people across the breast of the dam but not elbow to elbow. Saw maybe 5 or 6 boats/kayaks on the water. Should ...more be a nice morning out there for ya!
    6. BILL MACKAY 0
      great job! how were the crowds? was thinking of heading there tomorrow morning with my boat
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  7. Caught my 1st EVER bullfrog! Then ANOTHER and ANOTHER! Finally hooked up on a LMB which is what I was actually fishing for...lol. Good morning all around.

    Bullfrog with a Yum Houdini Shad Pearl

    1. Bruce Parker 0
      Wow! I never caught a frog except once with a night crawler and i was playing with him with the worm to see if he would take it. Glad you got that LMB. Nice report.
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Yeah, that's what I did, too, when I went. I was so shocked at how many were out in kayaks, fishing, I almost left before I unloaded a single piece of gear. ...more Seemed everyone was hutting the submerged trees. I focused on the weeds and shadowy banks.
    3. Jeff B 0
      Jim, you ain't kidding! πŸ˜‚ There were so many people fishing down by the dam so I decided to explore a bit.
    4. Jim Holland 0
      🀣 Before I read where you were, I thought "Glade Run Lake". The shallows are infested with them.
    5. Rick S 0
      Pretty unique catch Jeff!
    6. Mark Merlin 0
      Your status as a legend continues to grow and grow.
    7. Drew H 0
      That frog is huge!
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  8. Largest of 4 in the kayak this evening. It was HOT out there. Time to rehydrate! 🍺

    15.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a 4" Yum Dinger Wacky Rigged

    1. Jeff B 0
      Mark, I dig it. Get a hold of him. Let's MAKE THIS HAPPEN! 😎
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      I got it, a dream 2 man tourney, in the red corner, Gary Yamamoto with his Senkos, and in the blue corner, the living legend himself, Jeff Beers with his trusty ...more Yum Dingers. May the best man win.
    3. Drew H 0
      SO damn hot. We went out to a tiny lake early in the morning and I felt like I was baking around 1030am.
    4. Jeff B 0
      Thank you all! Beautiful evening. Thankful to have been able to get out!
    5. Rick S 0
      Nice one!
    6. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice catchπŸ˜€πŸ˜
    7. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Jeff!! I like how you stay hydrated too!!πŸ‘πŸŽ£
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  9. Hit the lake for a little end of the day fishing using only top water lures. Frogs and a Hula Popper were on the menu. Not huge, but fun to say the least! Largest ...more of 3.

    1 lb. 3 oz. 15.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Hula Popper

  10. GREAT day for Black/White Crappie! Largest was a White at 14" and 1.25 lbs. Spent the morning using my 9' bamboo rod jigging. Afternoon, I switched to ...more my 8' Zebco Crappie Fighter with a slip bobber. I'm STILL PUMPED!

    1 lb. 4 oz. 14.0 in. White Crappie with a Silver Flake/White Tube on 1/32 jig

    1. Kevin Rafferty 0
      great catch buddy I was there Saturday and caught 7 largemouth biggest was 17" all caught on a chartreuse green Rebel Crawfish crank bait.. Great to see nice ...more crappies πŸ‘
    2. Jeff B 0
      Hi Chad! It's going to be beautiful out today. Best of luck to all of you!
    3. Chad Shirey 0
      That's awesome. Im taking my two grandkids and daughter to Arthur today.
    4. Rob C 0
      Clever. Thanks!
    5. Jeff B 0
      Hi Rob! Water was 10'. They were suspended about 5 or 6'. I made the floating livewell using a basket, pool noodle and some zip ties. Quick, easy project ...more that has proved useful.
    6. Jeff B 0
      Thanks guys. Very thankful for the meals they'll provide! Just got a recipe for "Crappie Balls". Gonna give it a try.
    7. Rob C 0
      Great day Jeff! the crappie were kind of deep at β€˜10. where’d you get the fish holder?
    8. Rob C 0
      Great day Jeff! the crappie were kind of deep at β€˜10. where’d you get the fish holder?
    9. Rick S 0
      Looks like a great day for sure! and some good eating! wtg
    10. Shawn Bobb 0
      I’ll be over for the fry!!
    11. Mark Merlin 0
      wtg Jeff
    12. Chris M 0
      I'd call that a successful day 🎣
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In 2017 my Wife asked me, "what do you want for your birthday'? I answered, "a kayak". And at that moment, after a 15 year hiatus, the fishing ...more bug bit me once again!

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Bass, Trout, Crappie, Bluegill
  • Waterway Lake Arthur
  • Lure Storm Chug Bug, Savage Frog