1. Re-post of Lori's bowfin from our visit to see Capt. Morris Campbell! She thought she had a monster bass on! Inhaled the bait. We didn't weigh or measure ...more it, but it was a big one. Lots of razor sharp teeth so she did not want to hold it!

    Bowfin with a Rat-L- Trap

    1. Mondo! I've always wanted to catch one of those
    2. That thing swallowed a ratltrap. All the way in the gullet
    3. True dinosaur
    4. Boy that's a big one !
    5. Sweet!!
    6. nice catch πŸ˜€
    7. b ripoer 0
      They are a blast to catch.
    8. nice
    9. Cool lookin’ fish
    10. That's the one. Multiple tail spots
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  2. Set the hook on this guy and knew a kitty cat came in to play! Helluva fight! Could tell by the weight is was too big for a bass, plus it didn't jump.... like ...more Chris' sturgeon! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    7 lb. 14 oz. 28 in. Channel Catfish with a Live Green Sunfish

    1. Thanks Karen! πŸ‘Š
    2. Nice kitty!
    3. Thanks Arty! πŸ‘Š
    4. Very nice
    5. Come on over Chris, I'll find you one over 10!
    6. Thanks JoshπŸ‘Š
    7. man i haven't caught a channel cat in a long time
    8. i cant find your boots Robert lol. very nice channel budπŸ‘
    9. Thanks Melissa
    10. nice one πŸ˜€
    11. Thanks Jeff and Bryan! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
    12. Beauty Robert! 🎣🍻
    13. nice channel
    14. Not big enough for a saddle! πŸ˜”πŸ˜”πŸ˜”
    15. There's a 7 lber
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  3. Spilt firewood for 6 hours today. But before I worked, I went out to play! That's how it works, right? Haven't been at the pond in over 2 weeks.... withdrawals! ...more Caught 13 bass over three pounds. With these two being the biggest! TWINS! They both measured 21" and weighed 5#1oz. One of my best days there!

    5 lb. 1 oz. 21 in. Largemouth Bass with a Live Green Sunfish

    1. I ran out of bait Chris, and I want to stay warm this winter! 😁
    2. Thanks JoshπŸ‘Š
    3. problem is...how do you stop fishing to go to work...
    4. problem is...how do you stop fishing to go to work...
    5. nice hawgs RobertπŸ‘πŸ‘
    6. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘Š
    7. great catch πŸ˜€
    8. great catch πŸ˜€
    9. Tim Bingham 0
      No worries!!! Keep hookin'em!!!
    10. @Bango: I've been fishing this pond for over 20 and the past 3 years it has finally found a good equilibrium. It is just under 2 acres with a couple of small ...more points/ bays.
    11. bango 0
      Nice pair Robert! What size pond do you have there? Seems to hold plenty of nice bass and large cats.
    12. Thanks Jeff and Bryan πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
    13. Lol Thanks Tim πŸ‘Š
    14. Nice catch Robert! πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ‘
    15. nice pair robert
    16. Tim Bingham 0
      I'm digging the shirt and agree 100%
    17. I didn't see Spot today! I'm gonna have to start working harder on names. I like the idea of Stick Marsh North! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    18. Stick Marsh north
    19. Nice Lunker brother! What's that ones name?? :) come on 7 lber
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  4. Found another pond full of green sunfish that were perfect for bait. Went back to the bass/cat pond for another round. I won today with the big girl. 5#8oz/21"

    5 lb. 8 oz. 21 in. Largemouth Bass with a Live Green Sunfish

    1. I use a 4/0 Kahle hook and hook it right behind the dorsal fin. Suspended below a float with a 2 foot leader and a couple of split shots.
    2. How do you rig your sunfish?
    3. Thanks Steve! πŸ‘Š
    4. Steve Cooper 0
      Very nice!
    5. Thanks Rich! πŸ‘Š
    6. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice bucketmouth buddy!!
    7. Lmao, thanks Chris! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
    8. Thanks BryanπŸ‘Š
    9. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice fatty Robert! πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ‘
    10. nice green carp!
    11. Thanks AllanπŸ‘Š
    12. Allan Prasil 0
      Nice catch
    13. Thanks Ed!πŸ‘Š
    14. Edward Payne 0
      What’s in the water in Iowa? Haha!!! You have a lot of big Bass over there man!!! Great looking BUCKETMOUTH Cap’n!!!πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    15. Thanks everyone! πŸ‘Š And yes Gene, all C&R so I can come back another day to catch them.... even the kitty cats!πŸ‘
    16. That's great I like to bobber fish them for bass
    17. Gene Cowan 0
      unusual to see a fish that size with such symmetry. u did well. hoping it was c&r. If the hatch is as good as the one we're having on Hickory, next spring ...more will be a record year. The fish have been eating buffet style since March and im still seeing new fry.
    18. great catch πŸ˜€
    19. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Pigs EVERYWHERE!! LOL great labor day fishing weekend!
    20. jeff mcelroy 0
      good fish robert!
    21. Good Hawg RobertπŸ‘πŸ‘
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  5. Nephew, Mike, won today with the biggest cat I've seen come out of this pond! 10 pounds 10 ounces!!! He thought he had a world record bass! I just laughed, ...more because I've been there!

    10 lb. 10 oz. 31 in. Channel Catfish with a live bluegill

    1. Thanks RichπŸ‘Š
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      Heck of a cat!!
    3. Thanks Chris and ThomasπŸ‘Š
    4. Thomas Davey 0
    5. yowzer!
    6. Thanks JeffπŸ‘Š
    7. jeff mcelroy 0
      very nice channel
    8. Thanks BryanπŸ‘Š
    9. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Cat! 🎣🍻
    10. Lol guys! Thanks Morris, Jimbo & Noah. πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š
    11. I think it's growing fatter with every bluegill you feed it.LOL
    12. Jimbo Harwood 0
      looks like that same cat just getting fatter.. lmao. just kidding buddy!! 😁 keeping her in a livewell, pull her out every few months.. lmao. happy labor day!! ...more πŸ‘πŸŽ£
    13. Noah Shapiro 0
      Dam Robert, I need to fish with you
    14. Thanks Robert looks like I gotta go catch so cats.
    15. This one is maybe 2 acres tops! Cats will help! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    16. Robert how big is the farm pond you Fish? I have a 5 acre pond I fish. Has big fish in it, but way to many stunted bluegill in it. Would some channel help or hurt? ...more The pond only has panfish in it. bass, bluegill perch and crappie. No northern pike and dont want any.
    17. Lmao Touché Josh! πŸ‘πŸ˜‰
    18. Maybe you otta craw up in there to your boots and check it out bud πŸ‘LMAO.
    19. Yes they are Josh. He had a belly full of something! πŸ‘Š
    20. Damn nice channel Cat. Thats where all your bluegills are going too,in his belly lol.
    21. Thanks Melissa & BπŸ‘Š
    22. very nice πŸ˜€
    23. b ripoer 0
      That s a nice catty Robert, some dandy bass to.
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  6. Weathered through the morning storms till noon. Over an inch and a half of rain. Headed to a pond after 3pm and landed a few nice ones up to 4#5oz/20".

    4 lb. 5 oz. 20 in. Largemouth Bass with a live bluegill & senkos

    1. Thanks RichπŸ‘Š
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      Man that will make up for a rainy day, nice bass guys!!
    3. Thanks JeffπŸ‘Š
    4. jeff mcelroy 0
      good fish robert, wtg
    5. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice chunks! πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ»
    6. Lol... thanks Morris and JimboπŸ‘Š
    7. Nice work Brother!!
    8. Heck I am going to start taking my trips on that pond:))
    9. Jimbo Harwood 0
      great bass brother!! πŸ‘ŠπŸŽ£
    10. They are now! We have a chance of rain for the next 7 days too! Soybeans are starting to turn yellow too!
    11. Are the farmers having a tuff time out there getting thier hay cut cause all the rain.
    12. Thanks JoshπŸ‘Š
    13. Nice Bass MenπŸ‘πŸ‘
    14. Thanks Melissa & DavidπŸ‘Š
    15. David Rideout 0
      Bite !!!!
    16. David Rideout 0
      Nice Robert wish we had the rain to make fish but
    17. nice job πŸ˜€
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  7. This was the BIG surprise of the day. Biggest Yellow Bullhead I've ever seen, let alone, caught! Thought it was just another medium bass. Best part is, big enough ...more for a Master Angler Award for Iowa!!! Now I can notch that one off the list!

    1 lb. 8 oz. 15 in. Brown Bullhead Catfish with a White Spinnerbait

    1. Not a bullhead Master, so I'll believe you. Mine are getting white too Morris!
    2. I used to have yellow but they all turned white.
    3. Huge Fish4 0
      Well that is either a brown or black bullhead...definitely not a yellow. Yellow bullheads have yellow barbells under their chin.
    4. Yes Noah, Iowa just has one category of bullhead in general. Lol, thanks Morris! πŸ‘Š
    5. Of course he is:)
    6. Noah Shapiro 0
      Is it still a master angler?
    7. Huge Fish4 0
      Nice one but that isn't a yellow bullhead it is a brown bullhead.
    8. nice bass farm
    9. Private farm pond @Randy
    10. waterway?
    11. Edward Payne 0
      Breeeeeeeder freak Bullhead.
    12. BAHAHAHAπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ I'll check into that Morris!
    13. Noah Shapiro 0
    14. Didn't they change the name to "THE Robert Coleman Trophy Citation " sponsored by the state of Iowa???
    15. great fat catπŸ˜€
    16. Thanks guys! Will do Tim. Usually wait till end of year and turn them all in.
    17. Tim Bingham 0
      Nice!!! Make sure to claim that award now!!! Post it on here when it comes in please!!!
    18. Bob Jefferis 0
      Never saw one that big would like to find a few tho
    19. Noah Shapiro 0
    20. john stimson 0
      nice catch ,ya 15 inches here in N.M.
    21. Chris Pole 0
      Nice catch! Damn I always forget about the angler awards. I have a few in ny but never did anything about them. Tks good luck!
    22. jeff mcelroy 0
      nice catch
    23. Thanks everybody! πŸ‘Š
    24. Bryan Harper 0
      Nice Robert! Big bullhead! A 14” is a M.A. bullhead here
    25. Good bullhead RobertπŸ‘
    26. mike gardiner 0
      Nice Robert! I've caught channel cats in spring on keitecs by mistake, but never bullhead.
    27. This was definitely a fluke Morris! Was NOT the target species! Lol I will pass on them when we get back to Stick Marsh, BASS it is!!!!!!!
    28. Nice!!! They are in the stick Marsh too.
    29. Russ Emanuel 0
      Nice bullhead. the only place I have seen bullheads that big was below the woolen mills spillway in Amana. for whatever they used to grow huge there.
    30. Nice they don't get that big as far as I've seen he looks like he swallowed a frog or two lol!!!
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  8. Tried a couple different ponds today with my nephew. First one produced a lot of medium bass and a couple nice gills. Second pond held much bigger bass, and the ...more biggest was a 20.5 incher weighing 4# 13oz. on a senko. Nephew caught a 3# 14oz. on a live bluegill, but released it before I could get a pic. Force of habit he said. His loss! Lol

    4 lb. 13 oz. 20 in. Largemouth Bass with a Senko

    1. Thanks BrendanπŸ‘Š Thanks RichπŸ‘Š
    2. Rich Pardy 0
      Nice bass , gill and shirt!!
    3. Brendan N 0
      LoL, yeah.
    4. *Fished, not finished, stupid autocorrect!
    5. Thanks Brendan, no, never have finished tournaments. Just love fishing and teaching family and friends to love it!
    6. Brendan N 0
      Do you ever fish tournaments dude? You catch some nice fish!
    7. nice work πŸ˜€
    8. Rob Duffy 0
      Great outing producing some nice fish especially that sweet bass! Full sun and high boat traffic sent fish deep again in NC this weekend. The Whopper Plopper was ...more chased a lot but the strikes were sluggish - amazing considering the conditions though! I've gotta find some ponds!!
    9. Thanks guys! πŸ‘Š Plopper Power πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ
    10. jeff mcelroy 0
      good fish Robert
    11. Bryan Harper 0
      WTG Robert! Nice Chunk! Senkos have caught most of my bigger Bass this year except for a Whopper Plopper! πŸŽ£πŸ‘πŸ‘
    12. That's a fine Bass
    13. Phillipe delivers!!!!!
    14. David Rideout 0
      On spinner bait?
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  9. First ever gar Sandusky river

    1. Bryan Harper 0
    2. It is hard to get a hook set on them but cheese cloth on the hook helps they love creek chub
    3. Jim Holland 0
      Very nice. I've come across a few and have never been able to get them to bite.
    4. congrats on your catch!
    5. Thanks TIGHTLINES
    6. Jimbo Harwood 0
      Sweet catch Alonzo!
    7. Thanks TIGHTLINES
    8. David Rideout 0
      Good one
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  10. Under bridge Sandusky ohio U.S 250 soft plastic

    1. Ralph Witt 0
    2. Good catch!
    3. Nice Bass Alonzo
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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