1. Largest of 4 landed today on Yum Dingers. Big one got away when it broke my line.

    16.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a 4" Yum Dinger Black Blue

    1. Jeff B 0
      Thank you Rick!
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice Jeff !
    3. Jeff B 0
      Drew...NO DOUBT! Took me a couple minutes to shake off the loss...lol
    4. Drew H 0
      Time to upgrade that line!
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  2. Good day on the water. Largest of 3 and met my Fishidy friend Mark Merlin. It was nice hookin up with you!

    44.0 18.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a 4" Green/White Yum Dinger Texas Rigged

    1. Jeff B 0
      Thanks guys! This has been a most excellent year of fishing. I owe a BIG thank you to all of you for the tips you've shared and the inspiration you've given ...more me with the pictures you've posted. THANK YOU!
    2. Rick S 0
      Nice one Jeff!
    3. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Jeff!!
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      WOW, very nice Jeff. It was good meeting you, let's hook up again soon.
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  3. Did not expect to hook up with this Pike. BIG thank you to my fishing partner Chris M! WHAT A RUSH!!

    168.0 35.0 in. Northern Pike with a Heddon Baby Torpedo (Frog)

    1. Jeff B 0
      Thanks Frank! I know YOU know what it's like when you're fishing for bass and end up with a big, toothy predator on the end of your line. A few extra minutes ...more are required to make sure you leave with all your fingers...and your lure!
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice, Jeff. I bet it took a while to land it.
    3. Jeff B 0
      Thanks guys. It was truly one of THE best experiences I've had this year...and yes Shawn it took me for a ride. YEE-HAW!!
    4. Mark Merlin 0
      Wow...wtg
    5. Shawn Bobb 0
      awesome!!! did he take you for a ride
    6. Rick S 0
      Nice one Jeff, that have to be a fun catch!!
    7. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Jeff !!!
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  4. Found the breaking point of a bamboo rod tip with this one. SLAMMED IT!

    1 lb. 2 oz. 14 in. White Crappie with a Berkley Minnow on 1/32 oz jig

    1. Jim Holland 0
      musta been a different kind of rush when the rod broke!
    2. Jeff B 0
      Thanks Jim. What a rush!
    3. Jeff B 0
      Thanks Rick. I don't necessarily look at the rod breaking as a bad thing. What I do see is NEW GEAR in my future!
    4. Jim Holland 0
      Nice slab.
    5. Rick S 0
      nice crappie...too bad about the rod..
    6. Shawn Bobb 0
      haha
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  5. Hit the lake after the rain. Crappie bite was on! 1st time using a bamboo rod. Good time!

    13 in. White Crappie with a Silver/White tube 1/32 oz jig

    1. Jeff B 0
      Stephen...Bear Run launch has a lot of good fishable shoreline. Good luck!
    2. Stephen Hamner 0
      If I’m fishing off sure anyone have any idea where I need to go? Thinking about going tomorrow evening and night
    3. Jeff B 0
      Thanks Rick. Next to Largemouths, Crappie are becoming a favorite to fish for!
    4. Rick S 0
      Nice crappie Jeff
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  6. Did not expect to catch a catfish on a crankbait! 😂

    1 lb. 3 oz. 14 in. Channel Catfish with a Cotton Cordell Deep Diver Crankbait Firetiger

  7. Beautiful weather but no luck with Bass or Crappie. Switched gears and caught 10 - 15 Bluegill. There are times you just can't beat fishing with a worm and a ...more bobber! 😁

    Bluegill with a Red Worms

    1. Mark Merlin 0
      I came home, turned on the TV to see a Bassmasters Tourney, they actually stock Bass in Texas, are there any lakes like that here?
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      Nothing today for me. In two days I talked to 6 or so other Anglers, only one caught a decent Largemouth. This isnt the lake to fish for big Bass.
    3. Jeff B 0
      Well, if they're NOT at the South Shore they HAVE TO BE at the North Shore...lol. Can't wait to see all your pics tomorrow! Good luck and be safe gents.
    4. Shawn Bobb 0
      I’ll be on the pontoon north shore
    5. Mark Merlin 0
      I was there all morning and caught 2 of those and that's it. I went South Shore today, going North Shore tomorrow.
    6. Jeff B 0
      Shawn...There's PLENTY to go around!
    7. Shawn Bobb 0
      don’t catch them all. I’ll be there tomorrow
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  8. Not ideal conditions but a good morning on the water. 1 Largemouth. 1 Crappie and 1 bluegill.

    1 lb. 3 oz. 14 in. Largemouth Bass with a Savage Gear Lily Ninja Popper Frog

    1. Jeff B 0
      Thanks Mark! Yeah, had to start the day off with the frog. It was calling me...lol!
    2. Mark Merlin 0
      wtg Jeff, I love fishing Topwater
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  9. WINDY day on the lake in the kayak today. So windy I had to pop a dramamine and use an anchor for the first time. Very challenging but still fun to get out there!

    10 in. Smallmouth Bass with a Cotton Cordell "Big O"

  10. 1st time setting out to fish exclusively for crappie. Filled the stringer with the largest being just shy of 13" and a weight of 1.01 lbs. BEAUTIFUL day!

    1 lb. 13 in. Black Crappie with a 1/32 oz Silver/White Tube Jig

    1. Jeff B 0
      Thanks Shawn!
    2. Shawn Bobb 0
      Good job. Mr. beers
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About

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

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