1. BP Bluegill 1 FOOT!!! They get bigger every day! Measured 9 over 11โ€ today and caught three dozen monsters (also caught couple dozen bass but trying for bluegills ...more now). Still havenโ€™t caught a normal sized one yet. South Carolina

    12 in. Bluegill with a Swimbait

    1. Scott S 0
      You have been catching some monsters. I'm not a bluegill fisherman, but when you are talking 10 to 12 inches that's a different story. I bet those put up ...more a good fight.
    2. Chad M 0
      wow!!! thatโ€™s insane. nice work!!!!
    3. Robert Coleman 0
      ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ฌ Let the fun begin! Can't wait to see Morris' response! ๐Ÿ˜
    4. Tim Crowley 0
      My gills will eat Morrisโ€™s bass!!! Iโ€™ll catch some of his bass and use them as bluegill bait.
    5. Giant
    6. Haven't hit that mark yet! What a Gill! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป You're getting close to bait size for Morris! ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†
    7. Congrats! ๐Ÿ†๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿป
    8. Rick Carey 0
      I can definitely tell their huge ..I've never caught or seen em that big..I was joking about Chad's fish..the guy from Wisconsin that post slabs all the ...more time .those probally be good eatting I'd guess if you eat gills??
    9. Tim Crowley 0
      Unfortunately the photos donโ€™t show how fat and thick they are. Some are so fat they look like spawners but havenโ€™t seen any beds. Catching them in deep water.
    10. Rick Carey 0
      is that Chad's fish? huge man..wow..
    11. Chad Jaco 0
      That's huge!!
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  2. Iโ€™m a Bluegill fisherman!!! Caught two today that were 11โ€. Havenโ€™t caught one under 8โ€. Finally zoned in on right color lure today. Bluegills started mauling black ...more lures. Having more fun catching them than bass.

    11 in. Bluegill with a Keitech Swing Impact

    1. Chad M 0
      holy crap! keep up the good work!!
    2. Awesome! ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ‘
    3. Tim, I've landed quite a few 10+ inchers here in Iowa, and hit the 11" mark a couple times. THAT'S a big gill you caught! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป
    4. Tim Crowley 0
      Thanks. Iโ€™m not sure what size is a big bluegill donโ€™t ever catch them like this.
    5. Wow, thatโ€™s awesome ๐Ÿ‘.
    6. 11 inches is a monster Gill! WTG Tim๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    7. Tim Crowley 0
      Thatโ€™s what I keep thinking. Hoping to get one I need to put on the scale.
    8. Scott S 0
      They just keep getting bigger..๐Ÿ˜
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  3. Caught 6 bluegills- each one a totally different color. Had a monster one in my hand, it stabbed me then flew overboard without a picture. 55 bass up to 3 pounds. ...more Canโ€™t find any big ones. Tried NED, Keitech, and small crankbait. Most on NED again. 18 mph winds with kayak. South Carolina .

    Bluegill with a Ned

    1. Scott S 0
      another nice one
    2. Nice ๐Ÿ‘
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  4. Yearly trip to South Carolina. Caught 73 bass and 3 monster looking bluegills in about 4 hours kayak fishing. Used Ned Rigs entire time- tried three colors and all ...more worked great: black, snake, and bubblegum. Also switch between black and chartreuse jigheads both worked great. Winds were 18 with 25-40 mph gusts.

    10 in. Bluegill with a NED

    1. Scott S 0
      That's a big ass Bluegill, the ear flaps are huge
    2. Beauty๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿค™
    3. Such a tiny head on a huge body! ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    4. Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ thatโ€™s awesome ๐Ÿ‘.
    5. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice Tim!!
    6. real nice
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  5. Trout stripe was golden colored in person. Rainbow was yellowish not like a palomino or golden rainbow trout. Donโ€™t think Iโ€™ve caught one like this before. 37 trout ...more and one largemouth bass with 20 mph winds. Couldnโ€™t find the crappie .

    Rainbow Trout with a Rapala Original Floaters

    1. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice! Good day! ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿค™
    2. Nice ๐Ÿ‘
    3. The Colors..... WOW!!!!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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  6. Catching Crappie the size of mountains. No ice fishing open water the key has been to fish slower than slow. So slow it hurts. 1 cast is better than 10.

    Black Crappie with a 2โ€ Swimbait

    1. Tim Crowley 0
      Now Iโ€™m in SC and slow fishing is working better than a normal speed- nooooooooo! Let me fish summer speed again.
    2. Dave Jerry 0
      slow in cold water is the key
    3. You didnt fish slow with morris get outa here!
    4. Annnnnnnnd THAT'S why you're not a member of the 10 pounder club! Oh wait,.... I mean 12 POUND Club! ๐Ÿ˜
    5. I'd rather lose the race than go slow! You gotta watch talladega nights!
    6. Nice ๐Ÿ‘
    7. Gentlemen, remember what your grandfather told you...... "Patience is a virtue!" Or, for Chris' simple mind๐Ÿ˜: remember what the hare taught ...more the tortoise..... "Slow and steady winds the race!" ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    8. Tim Crowley 0
      Thatโ€™s my problem. Fishing partner usually kicks my ass in slow fishing situations. He will anchor boat for hours and slooooow fish. Drives me insane.
    9. i can only fish slow ice fishing.... totally bores me to death any other way, i can't do it. not even enjoyable to me haha at least ice fishing you can spread ...more multiple traps and are confined to a hole jigging haha
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  7. Iโ€™m 99.999% Catch and Release. My mother for her 85th birthday this week wanted a fish fry. My fishing partner and I went to a lake he had shore fished once in his ...more life and I had never fished. We utilized a Jon Boat with electric trolling motor and killed the fish. Normally lake would be ice covered. 2โ€ slow moving swimbaits accounted for: 1 white crappie, 12 black crappie, 5 largemouth bass, 1 golden rainbow trout, 30 rainbow trout (biggest was 25โ€ he caught!), 14 bluegill, 4 sunfish, 74 perch for 141 total in approximately 9 hours. Launched before sunrise. Saw 3 ๐Ÿฆ…, hundreds of various ๐Ÿฆ†, mink, and only 1 bank fisherman. (Couldnโ€™t keep trout season is closed.)

    White Crappie with a 2โ€ Swimbait

    1. Amazing!!!!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    2. Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ thatโ€™s awesome ๐Ÿ‘
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  8. Good day on the river before big storm. Got sunburned. Two of us caught: 1 walleye, 3 channel catfish, and 16 smallmouth bass.

    Snallmouth Bass with a Swimbait

    1. Tim Crowley 0
      George, it was. I just donโ€™t want all the glory ๐Ÿ˜‚
    2. Scott S 0
      That's a nice Smallie
    3. Bryan Harper 0
    4. Looks bigger than the world record
    5. Hell yeah, that's a good day right there! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
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  9. See previous hawk photo for story. Love this picture figured I should share it with you. He was actually doing a doggy paddle with his talons .

    Red-Tailed Hawk

    1. Tim Crowley 0
      There was a Bald Eagle circling overhead getting ready for an easy meal.
    2. Crazy! Beautiful picture! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    3. Thatโ€™s very rare. I saw an adult bald eagle swim to shore with a gizzard shad in its talons at Carnegie Lake this year.
    4. Brad Paradis 0
    5. Pete Lyden 0
      amazing. great story Tim! true outdoorsman
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  10. PB Red-Tailed Hawk!!! (No I did not catch it with my fishing rod.) I was fishing the Susquehanna River today when two hawks engaged in a fight to the death โ˜ ๏ธ. ...more Both hawks hit the water while still engaged in battle. They continued to fight as they tried to drown one another. It was a brutal deadly brawl. Finally pure exhaustion set in and one of the hawks submerged and never resurfaced. I was able to scoop up the remaining Hawk with one hand and place him on the bow of my kayak. People on the bank had called the Pennsylvania Game Commission who took over the care and recovery of the gorgeous bird of prey. There was a second casualty during the excitement. The tackle-box, I had restocked this morning with a gazillion dollars worth of items, also submerged and never resurfaced. Well worth it. My wife worked at a wildlife rehabilitation center in the early 1990โ€™s and gave presentations to schools. The night before presentations a red-tailed hawk, great horned owl, and some other wildlife would sit on the couch and watch TV with us. Always loved the big birds.

    Red-Tailed Hawk

    1. Andy Figiel 0
      wow!! definitely a day to rememberโ€ฆwell done helping the fallen raptor!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
    2. Andy Figiel 0
      wow!! definitely a day to rememberโ€ฆwell done helping the fallen raptor!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3. Andy Figiel 0
      wow!! definitely a day to rememberโ€ฆwell done helping the fallen raptor!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Ž
    4. Wild!
    5. Tim Crowley 0
      Never know what youโ€™ll run into. unfortunately had a bear on two occasions come after me but that was before cell phones.
    6. That is truly amazing! I bet that was something to see! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    7. Brad Paradis 0
    8. Tim Crowley 0
      Was pretty wild to witness then be part of.
    9. Chad Jaco 0
      Dang Tim, that's crazy!! Bummer about the tackle box !
    10. Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    11. Wow ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
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Keep fishing boat on Lake Wallenpaupack. Retired military and law enforcement. Fishing is my fulltime job now! I compete in kayak tournaments ...more for fun.

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  • Species Smallmouth Bass
  • Waterway Lake Wallenpaupack