1. Last one, since Chris P is probably flipping out! A couple of the islands had old gold mines on them. We went in to explore this one. Didn't get in very far ...more till we hit water, but it was 20 degrees cooler, so a nice break from the 90 degree days were had. Another great vacation in the books. Off to Florida in a few more weeks. See you soon Morris! 😁


    1. Awesome Gunnar! Hopefully we will get back to Canada side next year🀞🏻🀞🏻 and see the car!
    2. Never actually tried to go in and check out this mine but I always think about it when we’re boating on by. Also love going to check out the old car on an island ...more up on the Canadian side (when we could go there). Was just up this way too camping on Dry Weed Island
    3. Thanks AndyπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    4. Andy Figiel 0
      thanks so awesome!!!
    5. You and me both Morris! 🀣🀣🀣🀣
    6. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    7. Thanks ChrisπŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    8. glad you didn’t run into the Bald headed Bear🀣
    9. glad you didn’t run into the Bald headed Bear🀣
    10. Cool pic!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    11. I usually keep my floods to fish pics only, but holes in rocks are cool too i guess 🀷. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚. Awesome trip bud!
    12. Thanks BryanπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    13. Lmao Josh! Will do!!!!!πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    14. Cool place!πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    15. Pick me up on your way thru to Florida Robert🀣🀣🀣🀣
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  2. Hard to beat those sunsets!


    1. Thanks AndyπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Andy Figiel 0
      nice pics!!!
    3. Andy Figiel 0
      nice pics!!!
    4. Andy Figiel 0
      nice pics!!!
    5. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    6. Nice pic!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    7. Thanks BryanπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    8. Thanks BπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    9. Great shots! 🌍🍻
    10. b ripoer 0
      great pics Robert
    11. Cameras do them no justice! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    12. Awesome viewπŸ‘πŸ»
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  3. Even managed to catch a couple Sauger and a Walleye on a homemade SPINNERBAIT! (Thanks J.S.πŸ˜‰) I've never caught either one on a spinnerbait before and I get ...more 3 in one trip!

    Sauger with a Spinnerbait

    1. Thanks HansπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Awesome!
    3. πŸ‘‰πŸ»πŸ˜‰Bingo Capt! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    4. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    5. Chatterville Baits.....ETC
    6. Nice!!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    7. Thanks DebbieπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    8. Debbie F 0
      awesome Robert!! πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘πŸŽ£
    9. Thank you x2!πŸ˜‰πŸ˜πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    10. Sweet!!!!! Nice catches RobertπŸ‘πŸ»
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  4. Just for you Morris.... A couple of Fishidy 6 pounders! 🀣🀣🀣🀣

    small-eye? with a Leech

    1. you left out waiting for the exact moment the hatch 🐣 to hook them😁
    2. Lmao! Thank you Page! Finally, someone who understands talent! 🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣🀣
    3. Oh awesome I love tiny fish pics everybody knows it takes just the right finesse and mostly skill to pinpoint their little mouths???!!
    4. 😁😁😁😁😁😁
    5. WOW πŸ€£πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚
    6. Tod Fisher 0
      "wow" lol
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  5. Drew and Josh both caught the longest Walleyes at 24".

    24.0 in. Walleye with a Lindy rig w/ a Shiner

    1. Thanks HansπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Great fish!
    3. Thanks Scott πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    4. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    5. Those are some good ones
    6. Nice catches!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    7. Thanks BryanπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    8. Sweet Eyes!πŸŽ£πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ»πŸ€™
    9. Thanks JoshπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    10. Nice onesπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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  6. We did pretty well on walleyes compared to what others were saying at the dock. Some even had a blue tint to them that you could see on their tail. And it wiped ...more off with a rag... crazy!

    Walleye with a Lindy rig w/ shiner/leech

    1. Yeah, I hear you Gunnar, the mayfly hatch was terrible everywhere we went. Never found schools of fish. Find the Eyes in 18-28 feet of water. Shallow (18') ...more in low light or the one cloudy day we had. We searched til we marked fish on electronics, and then fished. Best luck with shiners and/or leeches. Black Bay was very good to us in the evenings. Not deep there 8 feet! Sorry to hear about the bears! I hear they make great rugs! Lol We didn't see a single one! 😞
    2. We struggled due to that mayfly hatch as well. While the fishing was tough, we did manage to catch a few every day 16”-20”. We never really found any schools, did ...more you? What depths were you having luck with? Tried deep & shallow & worked the electronics like crazy but no luck. Fishing is just SO different on the US side. We would have had a few more days if the damned bears would’ve left our camp alone! Looks like you had a great trip!
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  7. So much fun watching them explode the surface!

    Smallmouth Bass with a Topwater/Spinnerbait

    1. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Great job!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    3. Thanks Bryan πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    4. Awesome collage! πŸŽ£πŸ»πŸ‘
    5. Thanks brother! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    6. Awesome trip for you guys. Congrats.
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  8. Just got back from vacation from Rainy Lake. Plans were to stay in Canada, but with the border still closed, we ended up in Minnesota. Fishing was tough with the ...more Mayfly hatch, but we did pretty well with quite a few walleyes in the slot limit that had to be released. Caught enough below the slot for 2 shore lunches and 3 limits to bring home. Smallies were very tough until we found some current, then it was FISH ON! I managed the largest one at 19".

    19.0 in. Smallmouth Bass with a River2Sea Whopper Plopper

    1. Sorry to hear Doug! ThanksπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Doug Sides 0
      The border closing killed my plans to go to Sioux Narrows. Nice catches all around.
    3. Doug Sides 0
      The border closing killed my plans to go to Sioux Narrows. Nice catches all around.
    4. Thanks Michael, my first, but won't be my last! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    5. went to rainy lake as a kid and have great memories. glad you had some good fishing
    6. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    7. Thanks ScottπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    8. Thanks WillπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    9. That's a nice Smallie
    10. Great catch!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    11. thanks, I was wondering bc I thought I would move down to 90 instead of using my 110 for smallies this summer, btw nice bronze back πŸ‘Š
    12. Will, it was a 110!πŸ‘πŸ»
    13. Thanks BryanπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    14. Thanks DebbieπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    15. Thanks TodπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    16. I got one question, was it a 90 or 110?
    17. Tod Fisher 0
      good fish RobertπŸ‘
    18. Sweet 🐷 Smallie! πŸ»πŸŽ£πŸ€™
    19. Debbie F 0
      Great pic and catch! πŸ‘πŸŽ£
    20. Thanks brother! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    21. Dandy Smallie budπŸ‘πŸ»
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  9. Was watching the bobber when my gill came flying out of the water with this big girl hot on his ass! I love seeing the chase and explosion, then BAM, bobber disappeared! 23" 6 ...more pounds 8oz! My second largest Iowa Bass!!!!!

    6 lb. 8 oz. 23.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Live Bluegill

    1. Thanks DebbieπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Debbie F 0
      Wow Robert! What an awesome bass and story! πŸŽ£πŸ‘
    3. LOL, Thanks JamesπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    4. james burks 0
      great ceasers ghost
    5. About 90 miles South of there in Iowa City Jamie.
    6. Jamie Sanders 0
      Are you near Cedar Falls Iowa? I have a friend that lives there , great guy and a Leader of Rolling Bones Outfitters in Iowa.
    7. Thanks JamieπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    8. Jamie Sanders 0
      great catch!
    9. Thanks DragonπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    10. SF7 Dragon 0
      Rob, very nice
    11. Thanks EzraπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    12. nice fish!
    13. nice fish!
    14. Thanks ChristinaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    15. Christina Lei 0
      nice bass
    16. Christina Lei 0
      nice bass
    17. Getting myself primed for July! πŸ˜‰ Thanks Capt πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    18. Iowa HawgπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    19. Thanks BobbyπŸ‘ŠπŸ» Nice PB!
    20. LMAO🀣🀣🀣🀣 Thanks MickπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    21. Bobby Meaux 0
      Nice!!! My biggest to date is 8 lbs 11 oz. Caught at Sardis Lake in Mississippi 1999. Caught it with the legendary Jig & Pig!!! Black & Blue Jig w/ Black ...more Uncle Josh Pork Frog Chunk!!!
    22. Holy Shitzki! Did that thing just eat a baby duck? Nice one Robert
    23. Thanks JohnπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    24. john stimson 0
      awesome fun
    25. Thanks BradπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    26. Thanks MartinπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    27. Lol Thanks TodπŸ‘ŠπŸ», that's exactly what I thought! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    28. Thanks ScottπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    29. Brad Long 0
    30. Brad Long 0
    31. Very nice catch, lots of fun to. congrats
    32. Tod Fisher 0
      Great looking Hawg Robert. love a big sow belly πŸ‘πŸ‘ looks like she got a couple more gills in there
    33. Scott Sorrell 0
      That's a beauty..nice work
    34. Thanks TedπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    35. Thanks SethπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    36. Nice fish Mr. Cokeman
    37. Seth Buttram 0
      Nice one Robert!!!πŸ‘Š
    38. Thanks MikeπŸ‘ŠπŸ» One thing I've found, no gill is TOO BIG! I was using 7-8" gills.
    39. Thanks Buddy, Shawn and Melissa! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    40. Nice one!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    41. Mike A. 0
      Nice big bass, Robert!! Just curious, what size bluegill were you using?
    42. Nice fatty!!!🎣🐟
    43. Buddy Pierce 0
      what a fish!!! great picture
    44. Thanks BryanπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    45. Bryan Harper 0
    46. Thanks ChadπŸ‘ŠπŸ» It turned out to be a great day!
    47. Thanks MarkπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    48. Chad Jaco 0
      Nice one Robert!! Looks like you had a great day.
    49. Mark Merlin 0
      WOW, huge, great job Robert.
    50. Thanks Brother! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    51. There it is!!!!!πŸ™‚ HELLUVA BASS BUDπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ». CONGRATSπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
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  10. The bluegills were the bait of choice for the big girls today. This one was 21.75" and exactly 5 pounds!

    5 lb. 22.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Live Bluegill

    1. Thanks MorrisπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    2. Another big Iowa BassπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    3. Thanks MartinπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    4. Thanks TodπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    5. Great Catch πŸ‘
    6. Tod Fisher 0
      good fish Robert πŸ‘πŸ‘
    7. Thanks RickπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    8. Rick Carey 0
      nice one buddy..
    9. Thanks MelissaπŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    10. Great catch!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜
    11. Yes it was, thanks Bryan πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    12. Bryan Harper 0
      Damn! What a day! πŸŽ£πŸ†πŸ”₯πŸ»πŸ€™
    13. Thanks Josh! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»
    14. Nice Hawg RobertπŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
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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