1. Thought this photo edit came out pretty sweet with Fishidy, Ardent, and GameOn!

    1. thanks though, it crushed a 9in swimbait right next to the boat at the end of the retrieve, pretty awesome sight.
    2. it's from last year this time, still looking for my first one this year...can't seem to get out at the right time, between the weather and the spotty run ...more this season. fingers crossed on this sunday!
    3. Wade Bowles
      Damn I'm jealous of that pig. Nice work!
    4. Thanks bro
    5. Nice layout
    6. This striper catch and fluke are from last year, i was just using them to make a cool pic. hopefully get out this weekend for an even bigger one! My biggest is ...more 47 inches but it was spawned out and probably weighed about the same as this one, this one was only 40 inches. Guys over estimate the weights a lot haha
    7. Nice stripper
    8. awesome catch, cool pic πŸ˜€
    9. Max Cobb
      Man, that's a fat 31. I would have guessed at least 40!
    10. Tim Steinmetz
      Awesome job, Chris!
    11. Tim Steinmetz
      Awesome job, Chris!
    12. Thanks guys
    13. Nice work Chris!
    14. That striper weighed 31lbs on the boat scale, released it
    15. Max Cobb
      Damn, that's a monster! How much did she weigh?
    16. That is freaking awesome Chris!!!
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  2. Another nice smallmouth from yesterday.

    1. Great fish
    2. Morris Campbell
      Nice one Tim!!
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  3. I caught a few nice pre-spawn shallow water smallmouths yesterday!

    1. tyrone horton
      nice fish tim
    2. Jacob Anderson
      Nice one Tim! Gotta love those fat prespawners.
    3. Melissa Norris
      pretty fish,
    4. Morris Campbell
      Looks great!!! Nice work Tim!
    5. George Lay
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  4. A nice smallmouth caught today while trolling for brown trout.

    1. Timothy Coats
      Very sweet.. nice catch.
    2. Brian K
      Good one Tim! Any luck with the browns? I imagine they are all over the water column right now with the cold temps?
    3. Wade Bowles
      She's a beauty
    4. George Lay
    5. Neil Spettel
      Good catch!! Where at??
    6. Robert Coleman
      Awesome Smallie Tim!
    7. Roy Carender
    8. NJ Squatch
      Whoa. What she weigh?
    9. Morris Campbell
      Wow!! You guys never get a break. It was 90 here yesterday Tim.
    10. Melissa Norris
      nice looking fish πŸ˜€
    11. sweeeeeet smallie bro!
    12. Tim Steinmetz
      It was snowing yesterday!
    13. Morris Campbell
      What with the jacket??
    14. Morris Campbell
      Yep!! Fishing by that Nuke power plant again!!! Beautiful brown bass Tim!!!
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  5. Here are 50 of the 126 Oscars from today in my back livewell

    Oscar with a road runner, spinnerbait

    1. Morris Campbell
      Excellent table fare!
    2. Brad Devore
      Are they very tasty
    3. Morris Campbell
    4. George Lay
      Do they taste like a bluegill?
    5. Morris Campbell
      Around 3 lbs. A 1.5 lb. Oscar fights like a 2-3 smallmouth. Very scrappy!
    6. Kenneth Olivo
      Around how big do these guys get Morris?
    7. A Reid
      These were in the let shops in the 70s
    8. I wouldn't complain about cleaning that pile!!! :)
    9. Ronald Howell
      I am glad that you are catching some of these and
      eliminating them from competing with the bass for spawning areas and food.
    10. Morris Campbell
      @Shawn there are plenty of bass and other native fish in the Everglades too. They had a strike on every cast pretty much all day.
    11. Morris Campbell
      Thanks guys. Yes they are an invasive species Shawn. They strike and fight like a smallmouth bass. My customers took them home in two coolers . No cleaning other ...more than my boat Pete..:)
    12. Pete Garm
      Im not to sure what those are but you have your work cut out filleting! Nice man
    13. Melissa Norris
      that's awesome mr. Morris!go road runnerπŸ˜€
    14. Kenneth Olivo
      you always catch something nice! I gotta get out there the waters must be so rich with fish deff gonna plan a trip to Florida I'm itching for a peacock lolol ...more nice fish morris!
    15. Shawn Gearinger
      Morris aren't those an invasive species? Are they crowding out other native species?
    16. Mitch Roth
      The road runner will catch anything, hands down the most versatile lure for catching a variety.
    17. Morris Campbell
      Tim they ate every plastic tail i had on the boat. Any color, twister, paddle, didn't matter! Gulp, powerbait, strikeking crappie grub. Had 9 bass , two catfish ...more and two big bowfin all on the roadrunners.
    18. Tim Steinmetz
      That's crazy! You catch some weird stuff, Morris!
    19. Robert Coleman
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  6. Another picture of the Lake Superior scenery from Friday.

    1. Tim Swartz
      Awesome photo Tim
    2. πŸ‘
    3. Morris Campbell
      Hey Tim!!! It's Spring buddy!! Come out of that ice cave:)
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  7. I finally got the boat wet for the first time of the season on Friday. A buddy and I decided to fish Lake Superior for cohos. Long story short, we didn't catch ...more any fish, but the scenery on Lake Superior is tough to beat! We also had to break some ice getting out of the boat launch, as the bay skimmed across over night. Note, planer boards don't work very well when pulled through ice. . .

    1. tom richardson
      sand pt. to the anna...then it picks up out by miners and the spot this spring has been by washington 2 cents
    2. Tim Steinmetz
      There were a few ice chunks floating, but not many. I would imagine every now and then one of those house-sized ice chunks hanging on the cliffs lets go catastrophically ...more though. That must be something to see! All of the sheltered areas were skimmed over with a thin sheet of ice that morning, so the boat made a really weird noise as it cut through the ice at high speed!
    3. Morris Campbell
      Still quite a few chunks floating???
    4. Morris Campbell
      Superior is so wild looking!! Beautiful!!!
    5. Nice place
    6. Tim Steinmetz
      That water is at least 32.1 degrees, Morris! Okay, maybe it's only 32.01 degrees . . .
    7. Morris Campbell
      Looks cool...cold
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  8. Jimbo heres that pic I was talking about from a couple of years ago :) I know we were the only 2 idiots in a canoe this day :)

    1. William Craddock
      Now that's a man who loves fishing as much as I do. Bill Craddock
    2. That's dedication
    3. Jimbo Harwood
      that's what I'm saying..
    4. Rich Pardy
      Im usually out in any weather but may skip the lightning now after reading Mike D's report about his pole buzzing
    5. Jimbo Harwood
      lol.. that's right.. Rain, snow or shine... no lighting tho. lmao
    6. Wade Bowles
      A great angler fears no elements!
    7. Rich Pardy
      All that is missing is the Santa hat :)
    8. Derek Stitt
      That would make a nice Christmas card photo lol
    9. Mike D
      Rich that makes a Christmas card pic !!!
    10. Morris Campbell
    11. Man rich better wear that life jacket in the canoe when it's cold like that. I have swam with boots and a coat in frigid water and it's a fight for your ...more life situation bro!!
    12. Eddie Goode
    13. Jimbo Harwood
      hahaha still sounded like fun!
    14. Hahaha
    15. Rich Pardy
      We got skunked except for a bunch of drum we netted. We did ride the canoe down the hill like a sled into the water, that ended a lot better than I thought it ...more was gonna 😎
    16. Jimbo Harwood
      how was the fishing though, was it worth it? lol
    17. Jimbo Harwood
      LMAO.. i bet you was!!! talk about whiteout.. lol. that's how I look when I go for the whitefish in November.. lol. nice.
    18. Tim Steinmetz
      Haha! I remember this one!
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  10. Smallmouth Bass with a Get Bit Baits 2 3/4" Dark Melon Copper Tube

    1. Clarence Enos
      Awesome smallie
    2. Ronald Howell
      We all dream of catching a fish like that.
    3. Tycian Hanson
      Thanks for the comments guys! This fish went 5.96lbs and is my second largest smallmouth to date. I will post the one that went 6.1lbs (pb) the exact same day next ...more week.
    4. Chad Alexander
      Sweet bronzie!
    5. Jonah Switzer
      What a beautiful fish!
    6. Derek Stitt
      Awesome Smallmouth Tycian!
    7. douglas monieson
      beautiful fish!
    8. Pete Garm
      Thats like the perfect girl, but the smallmouth version, what a beaut!
    9. Shawn Gearinger
      Great catch!
    10. Beautiful smallie
    11. Robert Coleman
      Nice Smallie Tycian!!!!!!!
    12. Tim Steinmetz
      Awesome smallmouth!
    13. Paul Tuohey
      Beautiful Smallie! Congratulations.
    14. Rich Pardy
      Tank of a smallie!!
    15. Mike D
      Very nice
    16. Eddie Goode
      Nice smallie
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  11. Heres a video from a few summers ago of me going overboard for my rod which got yanked from the rod holder as we were trolling, wish I had the leap on video too. ...more :)

    1. That's one way to get it
    2. Rich Pardy
      Haha, thanks guys and galsπŸ–’πŸ‘Š
    3. Melissa Norris
      that was awesome mr. Rich!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜‚
    4. Robert Coleman
      Lol Rich! To quote Mr. Miyagi: "you all wet behind the ears!" Nice save though bud!
    5. Yeah!!!
    6. Rich Pardy
      Thanks guys and Noah my youtube is under 4reelfishing and Tim thats a clean canoe compare to what it usually looks like :)
    7. Shawn Gearinger
      Now that's commitment! Great catch Rich!πŸ˜‚
    8. Tim Steinmetz
      Good memories there for sure! I need to go with you guys one of these years! Look at the mess in that canoe! That's just the way I like it!
    9. What is the channel
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Hello! My name is Tim. I live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I fish for anything that bites on both ice and open water. I especially enjoy ...more picking apart waterways in search of trophy fish. I would rather catch one big fish than 100 little fish. Some of my favorite species include walleye, pike, smallmouth bass, and lake trout. I enjoy documenting my fishing adventures through photographs and videos. I graduated from Michigan Technological University in 2015. I currently work full-time as a mechanical engineer. Aside from fishing, I also enjoy hunting, skiing, photography, and researching advanced topics of theoretical physics, such as the quest for a unified field theory.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Walleye, Pike, Bass, Lake Trout
  • Waterway Little Bay de Noc
  • Lure Whatever the Fish Want