1. Might be our last ice fishing trip this season. Temps gonna hit over 60 tomorrow😞😞😞 Buddy and I managed to poke out a few decent ones. Ice was still a good 7" ...more thick.... for now!

    Largemouth Bass with a Waxworm

    1. Lol David. Yeah, sounds like we're about the same Latitude. We saw snow here today for about 30 minutes. I don't mess with marginal ice. If it's not ...more safe, i'm not going out!πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    2. david moody 0
      I not goin ice fishing I have had friends go through the ice an not be found til next yr
    3. david moody 0
      I only wish it was 80 here it's gonna snow tomorrow in Peoria illinois tomorrow again I knew I should of moved south from Alabama not north...lol
    4. Thanks ShawnπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    5. Shawn Jordan 0
      sweet - gotta love ice fishing great job gents!!!
    6. It's a blast Kenneth! And you don't NEED a Yeti! 😁😁😁
    7. would love to try ice fishing
    8. Thanks BryanπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    9. Sorry Todd! ☹
    10. Bryan Harper 0
      Brrr! Lol! Nice trifecta!πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ‘
    11. Nice job! we didn't even get good ice this year : (
    12. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    13. Lol, thanks RobπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    14. Nice work!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    15. rob kon 0
      atta babe
    16. Thanks bango!πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Crazy temps coming. Safe travels to them brother.
    17. bango 0
      Glad to see you got one last day in Robert but I'm sure you will be even happier when the warmer temps are there to stay. Looks like the next 10 days will be ...more nice out there! My in-laws fly in on Friday from Central Iowa and it will be about the same temperature in Los Angeles as it is in IA.
    18. Thanks B, Josh, and Debbie!πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    19. Debbie F 0
      Very nice Robert! πŸ‘πŸŽ£
    20. Nice day RobertπŸ‘πŸ»
    21. b ripoer 0
      nice catch Robert
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  2. And a few of these glorious Gills!

    Bluegill with a Waxworm

    1. Thanks MalakaiπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. malakai wind 0
      nice fish
    3. Thanks NeilπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    4. Neil Taylor 0
    5. Neil Taylor 0
    6. Sorry bro😞😞😞
    7. Man i lost a dinner plate pumpkin seed at the hole back when we had ice for a week πŸ˜‘
    8. This one was 10 inches Rich! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    9. Rich Pardy 0
      man those are some big gills, how long is that?
    10. Thanks BπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    11. b ripoer 0
      Thats a nice one Robert.
    12. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    13. Nice one!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    14. Nice one!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    15. Thanks ArtyπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    16. Awesome gill
    17. All catch and release today! We filled the freezer yesterday! 😁😁😁😁😁
    18. tasty
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  3. Tried a few new spots today. They didn't pan out😞😞😞. Back to old reliable so we didn't get skunked! Got one nice Crappie. So in honor of Chris, not having ...more any good ice, I used one of his poses! Representing you brother! πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜

    Black Crappie with a Waxworm

    1. Thanks KennethπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. nice slab
    3. Thanks DaveπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    4. Dave Jerry 0
      Must be nice to have ice, none here in kentucky so I fish out of the boat with ice fishing gear, nice crappie
    5. malakai wind 0
      you can count on the original spots, nice fish
    6. True that Rich! πŸ‘πŸ»
    7. Rich Pardy 0
      Nothing better than a nice crappie come thru the ice!!
    8. Thanks BπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    9. b ripoer 0
      Very nice slab.
    10. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    11. Nice catchπŸ˜€πŸ˜
    12. Thanks brother! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    13. Nice oneπŸ‘πŸ»
    14. Ohhhhhh, I didn't go THAT far!!!!!🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
    15. No bellybutton ring?????😏
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  4. My good day of fishing turned GREAT at 1pm when this beauty hit. 23.25" / 6lbs 10oz. My new Iowa PB Largemouth! Ultralight rod and 4lb test made it over 5 minutes ...more to finally get her out of the hole with numerous runs of screaming drag! See what you can catch if you have good ice Chris P?????πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹πŸ‹

    6 lb. 10 oz. 23.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Waxworm

    1. Thank you JohnπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Awesome catch Robert, that's a hog for sure.
    3. Thanks MichaelπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    4. Nice one
    5. Thanks BraydenπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    6. nice one man
    7. nice one man
    8. Thank you Marlinda!πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    9. Beautiful!
    10. Thanks MaverickπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    11. congrats Robert I caught a 24 inch but it was skinny weighed way less than that nice catch wish you luck for the rest of the season
    12. Thanks Chad! πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Past couple years have been short ice seasons for us here. If we get a good month of ice fishing, we're lucky! ☹
    13. Chad M 0
      that is awesome Robert!! nice fish!! I’m mostly a hard water guy so don’t get to many bass. they fight like hell though!!
    14. Thanks Frank! πŸ‘ŠπŸ» It was a blast! πŸ‘πŸ»
    15. Frank Yamada 0
      Wow! What a bass, and on an ice fishing pole.
    16. Frank Yamada 0
      Wow! What a bass, and on an ice fishing pole.
    17. Thanks MalakaiπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    18. malakai wind 0
    19. Scott πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘right on Brother!!!!
    20. I can't WAIT to set that video! 🀣🀣🀣🀣
    21. Im bringing my ice rod to see morris!
    22. Thanks Scott! πŸ‘ŠπŸ» It is a lot more comfortable in Florida this time of year! 😁
    23. Scott Sorrell 0
      That is a beautiful fish...and I bet it was fun on ultralight tackle....but...I think I would rather be in Fla catching them when the water is not so hard...lol
    24. Don't rush up here just yet.... I'll come see you first! 😁
    25. I will be right up there to catch a trophy bass😏
    26. I DO like that way of thinking Chris! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    27. Based on my relativity math the tiny ice rod makes this bass bigger than any florida bass on a big rod!
    28. Thanks KennethπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    29. Kenneth Olivo 0
      dannnggggg she’s a hawg
    30. It was Rich! Saw her swim by the hole a half dozen times and my heart was pounding faster every time! Morris LOVES ice fishing.... but only in his Yeti!😏
    31. Rich Pardy 0
      holy smokes what a bass!!! Dude that had to be awesome seeing her come thru that hole!! Morris us gonna have to come north for big bass from now on lol
    32. Thanks David! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    33. David Walker 0
      wow,what a hog.
    34. Yes it is! Thanks Bryan! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    35. Thanks JohnπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    36. Thanks SquatchπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    37. Thanks RickπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    38. Bryan Harper 0
      Damn beast! Awesome,congrats on your PB πŸ†! That’s a great start to the new year! πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ‘
    39. john stimson 0
      awesome catch
    40. Rick S 0
      way to go!
    41. NJ Squatch 0
    42. Thanks Josh! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    43. Thank you MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    44. Ohhhhhh Arty...... I will always return to Florida to see Morris! I have to beat my 12#-12oz so Chris has NO chance of ever beating me! 😁😁😁😁😁
    45. Thanks Mike! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    46. Thanks Buddy! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    47. Congrats Robert. Nice Hawg brotherπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    48. Congrats! That's a beauty!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    49. See Coldman you don't need to go to Flarda.
    50. Mike Apsey 0
      Congratulations Mr. Coleman! That is a dandy no matter where you live!
    51. Buddy Pierce 0
      wow!!! that is impressive.
    52. Thank you Morris! πŸ‘ŠπŸ» I'm sure Chris will say that relative to the length of the pole, this is better than a Florida Bass!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ But we know better! πŸ˜‰
    53. Thank you DebbieπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    54. Thank you bango! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    55. Yes indeed!!! a true Iowa ice πŸ‘πŸ‘Hawg
    56. Debbie F 0
      Wooo Hoooo that's a dandy! Congratulations on your IA PB Robert!
    57. bango 0
      Wow Robert that is a monster for IA! Nicely done
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  5. Brother in-law and I went to the same pond as last weekend. Slayed a bunch more Gills and a few Bass for some delicious meals in the future! 65 gills total. We fished ...more from 8am until 4pm.Was a good day until 1pm.... then it turned into a GREAT day! (See next post😁)

    Bluegill with a Waxworm

    1. Thanks WalterπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    3. That we did Rich!πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    4. Rich Pardy 0
      Man u guys had a years worth of act il on in one day!!
    5. David Walker 0
      A basket full of yummy.
    6. That they will Ben!πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    7. Ben Ruley 0
      I’m hungry! bet those will be tasty
    8. Thanks Buddy & Melissa!πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    9. Nice work!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    10. Buddy Pierce 0
      nice score!!!
    11. Thanks Debbie! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    12. Debbie F 0
      What a haul! Man I need a day like that! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    13. Thanks Clinton! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    14. Clinton Brian 0
      Wow! Great Day!!
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  6. Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!!! Same fish from last weekend, couldn't resist!


    1. Great idea. Never would have thought it hat
    2. All for the wife! She never saw THAT one coming! 😁😁😁😁😁
    3. Cute.... πŸ˜‚
    4. why didn’t I think of that that’s awesome
    5. Colden.... just a small jig or spoon tipped with a waxworm!
    6. Mick.... Open all year for us. πŸ‘πŸ»
    7. what did you use for bait?
    8. what did you use for bait?
    9. quick question Robert. Is there a designated β€œ season” for bass, or can you catch and keep year round in your neck of the woods?
    10. Thanks Melissa😁
    11. That is awesome!! Good job mr Robert!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    12. Debbie F 0
      I bet she loved it! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ˜
    13. Did that just for my wife and sent it to her today! Good brownie points.😁 So I figured I'd share!
    14. Debbie F 0
      Such a romantic! 😁🀣
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  7. Caught a few meals worth! Was a great day!

    Bluegill with a waxworm

    1. Yes they are! Thanks RussπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Russ Emanuel 0
      Nice haul. bluegills through the ice are pretty tasty.
    3. Thanks RichπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    4. Rich Pardy 0
      nice day on the ice!!
    5. Lmao ChrisπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    6. T Sen 0
    7. Murderer! πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£
    8. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ» Thanks TπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    9. T Sen 0
      Nice mix and match!!
    10. Great work!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    11. Thanks BπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    12. Thanks DebbieπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    13. b ripoer 0
      Thats a great haul Robert
    14. Debbie F 0
      Dang Robert! Makes me want to go fishing for some back home fish! Well done πŸ˜πŸ‘
    15. Thanks JoshπŸ‘ŠπŸ» Thanks Capt πŸ‘ŠπŸ» Used the pond as our Yeti!😁😁😁
    16. no need for a cooler
    17. nice catch Robert
    18. Nice catches budπŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  8. Nephew and I hit a pond South of us today. Found some nice gills, decent bass, and a few crappies. Rained on us the whole time. Trimmed a few trees on the point ...more where we want to fish from over the summer and made brush piles out on the ice to sink when it thaws! Successful day all around!

    Bluegill with a waxworm

    1. Thanks Rich! We are about to hit a deep freeze here tomorrow night for a few days! WOOHOO! At least one more weekend of good ice! Come on over this weekend, we'll ...more kill'em!πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      get em while u can ice is going fast, nice catches bro!!
    3. Sorry Chris😒
    4. Thanks BryanπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    5. Wish our ice looked that good.... its liquid now πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚
    6. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice mixed bag! 🎣🍻
    7. We were completely soaked by the end of our adventure!😞😞Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    8. Nice job weathering the weatherπŸ˜€πŸ˜
    9. Thanks JoshπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    10. Nicely done RobertπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  9. Not much luck over the weekend, a few smaller gills and one bass. So off to a farm pond for the morning. Some decent gills at this one up to 10 inches. Great fighters. ...more Was hoping for Crappie on the minnows, but these guys were hammering them too!

    14 oz. 10.0 in. Bluegill with a Waxworm & Minnows

    1. Thanks FAEπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. nice gill
    3. Thanks Malakai πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    4. malakai wind 0
      nice fish solid pan size
    5. Thanks SethπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    6. Seth Buttram 0
      Nice gills there Robert!!
    7. Thanks BπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    8. b ripoer 0
      Looks like your having fun on the ice, great catch.
    9. Thanks ArtyπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    10. nice catches
    11. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    12. Thanks JoshπŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    13. Nice looking catchesπŸ˜€πŸ˜
    14. Pretty nice Gills there bud!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    15. Soooo true Buddy! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    16. Buddy Pierce 0
      midwest farm ponds are best for gills. great picture!!! love the different colors in each fish.
    17. Thanks James, Debbie & BrianπŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    18. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice,they even look cold!πŸŽ£πŸ€™
    19. Debbie F 0
      Those are some nice gills!!! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    20. James George 0
      Nice fish.
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  10. This beauty was suspended about 3 feet off of the bottom. Raised the jig up to her and BAM! 15" and weighed exactly 2lbs.

    2 lb. 15.0 in. Black Crappie with a Waxworm

    1. LolπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I like that Flint! ThanksπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Flint Lynn 0
      Wow😲. Thats a monster. ..Robert "ColdMan" Coleman.
    3. weird
    4. Yeah, I don't know if it's the android phones that it lists the weight in ounces for some reason. πŸ€·β€β™‚οΈ The ones that the weight is in pounds might be apple ...more phones???? Not sure, but that's my guess.
    5. Maybe you can tell me what's up with the measurements. Mine did the same thing when I entered the weight and length
    6. Thanks DerrickπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    7. great fish!
    8. James George 0
      I am motivated to get out next week, maybe Monday.
    9. Thanks TonyπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    10. Tony Pollack 0
      Beautiful fish!
    11. Never been there Dwight.
    12. James, the pond I was at was 15 feet deep, this guy was suspended about three feet off of the bottom. And some of the bigger gills were off of the bottom too.
    13. Dwight Blough 0
      nice crappie, do you ever get down here to fish High Point Lake?
    14. James George 0
      At what depth are you catching winter fish? Are the fish all clustered or do they swim around like usual in other seasons?
    15. Thanks James! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    16. James George 0
      Nice fish and in the snow. Inspiring!
    17. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Todd πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    18. Nice catch Robert!
    19. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks DavidπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    20. David Navarro 0
      wow that's a huge Crappie.
    21. Robert Coleman 0
      Ohhhhhhhhhhh, you mean the 12 inch walleye from Devil's Lake in NORTH DAKOTA!!!! Yeah, they were delicious that night! Wouldn't be caught dead in Wisc. ...more the fish are all yours Sam.
    22. Sammy B Good 0
      by the way.... nice crappie!!
    23. Sammy B Good 0
      At least your not keeping 10in walleye anymore Rob!! lol thanx for not being in wi. catching those short eyes!! 2 thumbs up!!
    24. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks DaveπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    25. dave miller 0
      nice job RobertπŸ‘πŸ‘
    26. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks ArtyπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    27. Nice one Robert
    28. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks SquatchπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    29. NJ Squatch 0
    30. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks RickπŸ‘ŠπŸ» No frost,.... Highlights! 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
    31. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks BryanπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    32. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks DerekπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    33. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Slab Trophy!πŸŽ£πŸ†πŸ»
    34. Rick S 0
      Nice Crappie.. Is that frost on your chin? Lol
    35. Derek Stitt 0
      Nice Slab Robert
    36. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks SethπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    37. Seth Buttram 0
      Nice catches Robert!!
    38. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Melissa πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    39. Robert Coleman 0
      Sorry Chris! Hoping ours lasts awhile! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    40. Melissa Norris 0
      Nice crappie!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    41. Im just sitting here looking at my ice fishing stuff
    42. Robert Coleman 0
      Thanks Josh, Capt, & Hans!πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    43. Love them crappies!
    44. Slab alert
    45. Helluva Crappie Robert. Nice job sir
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I live in Iowa City, IA. Love to fish for anything that swims! Have the Iowa River close by and lots of farm ponds. Travel north every year ...more for ice fishing trip and once during the summer. Can't wait to try deep sea fishing and notch that one off of my bucket list.

Fishing Favorites

  • Species Smallmouth, Largemouth, Walleyes
  • Waterway Wherever there is water!
  • Lure Crankbaits, plastics and live bait