1. Been a rough start to the year mostly due to the weather. This was my first real freshwater trip and we wanted to target walleye. Our friends had a few small ones ...more but they didn't really want to play. Ended up with this average smallie as the first freshwater fish of 2020 #notabinsky Just hoping for ice at this point, cause the open water fishing is suffering most days. We got blown off the lake, violently, by late morning haha.

    Smallmouth Bass with a Johnson Thinfisher Blade Baits

    1. Neeeeeeed ice!!
    2. The ice is coming brother! None here either, but the cold is on its way! We're headed to Devil's Lake this weekend for 5 days! They're talking highs ...more in the negative digits the whole time we're there! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Oh yeah, ... nice Smallie bro! 😁
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  2. Morris’s bass don’t fit through ice holes so I’ll settle for this one!

    Largemouth Bass with a Ice pop

    1. πŸ‘πŸ‘
    2. how the hell did it gain 2 inches!? it hasn't even been cold hahaha
    3. Pete Lyden 0
      was out boxing day. 4 inches of ice.i hope it lasts thru the rain. happy new year!
    4. that’s a n’ ice bass😁
    5. LolπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Only ice his bass see are when he reaches into the Yeti for a cold water! 🀣🀣🀣
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  3. Fun while it lasted

    1. yeah i know...here we're lucky if we get 5-6inches most good places...sometimes we get a foot but it's rare.
    2. T Sen 0
      oh....i lived in northern Wisconsin for awhile, and the ice up there got usually about 3 to 5 feet thick. little cities pop up, just drive right off the boat ramp ...more to you fishin spot and park the truck.....lol.
    3. it was 2.5" of ice, not quite a few feet haha
    4. T Sen 0
      jumbo perch on a jig pole, through a few feet of ice....thats good fishin!!!
    5. What a pig! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  4. No ice one trip haha

    1. cold pickerel πŸ₯Ά
  5. Got on some ice back a few days... it’s melted to crap now but it was fun for a day haha

    Yellow Perch with a Spoon

    1. We planned a trip up north ny and that ice melted too...terrible
    2. Steve Wendt 0
      be happy, ive yet to ice fish this year, weather in MN is awful!
    3. Jumbo Perch!!!! plenty of ice here!!!!
    4. Ours was close... 50's and rain destroyed it! 😞😞😞 Nice Jumbo man! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  6. If you pick up the 2020 NJ freshwater digest, turn to page 6 so i can assault you with my bright yellow shirt and monster smallmouth bass haha...if you look closely ...more you can see that this is a modern age bass, born a smallmouth but identifying as a largemouth (per the label caption) HAHAHA, I heard they fixed it before publication print though, so we'll see.

    Smallmouth Bass with a xzone swammer

    1. I glow man, this is proof
    2. πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€” Don't kid yourself! You don't! LMAO🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
    3. And that’s an unedited photo... maybe I really do glow!
    4. NJ Squatch 0
      to cool for school!
    5. it’s the aurora Pereiralis😁
    6. bango 0
      The glowing aura is in print! Well done Chris :)
    7. my quotes are in the white box i clearly said smallmouth hahaha i think this is just the digital copy, maybe they'll fix it!
    8. We all know you told them it was a largemouth! 🀣🀣🀣🀣 Congrats Chris! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    9. Bryan Harper 0
      Bomber! 🎣🍻
    10. john stimson 0
      awesome , that smallie looks great with that yellow back drop , lol
    11. Debbie F 0
      I guess all that multi species talk confused them? 😬 Great Smallie Christopher!
    12. nice work Brother!!!πŸ‘
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  7. John's boat was pulled this week so before we wrapped it up we headed out on the Elaine B and I couldn't be happier with the experience! It was like fishing ...more a charter boat for the price of a party boat! good company and fishing, despite bad conditions and i managed to boat 36 tog and 4 keepers! YUMMY!

    Tautog with a crab

    1. he went there!
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      LOL, nice haul brother!!
    3. WOW! 😯😯😯 I wasn't going to go there!
    4. NJ Squatch 0
    5. HmmmπŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ€”.... A Christmas Story!???
    6. yeah can you guess what the back says?
    7. Awesome bud! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» Does your sweatshirt say "FUDGE"???? LOLπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    8. All they eat is crab and lobster. I’ve made lobster brisk with this fish in place of lobster and you couldn’t tell the difference
    9. Debbie F 0
      Nice! Have to try this fish sometime after all that bragging! πŸ˜πŸ‘
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  8. less than ideal conditions but had some quality keepers for the table!

    Tautog with a crab

    1. thanks luke
    2. Nice Tog, keep it up manπŸ‘πŸ‘
    3. old news!
    4. Sounds like one Helluva good time!.... But Squatch might be on to something! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    5. NJ Squatch 0
    6. Mike Apsey 0
      Awesome Chris! I hope you have a big table for that meal! Yum
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  9. end of the season on John's boat, best eating fish in NJ

    Tautog with a crab

  10. it was a little rough out there

    1. a good amount haha
    2. How much water leaked in this time?
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