1. Doing a little farm pond bank beating. First of 4 caught. Not big, but still fun.

    Largemouth Bass with a Zoom Fluke

  2. 16.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a River2Sea Whopper Plopper

    1. Nice, Jim!
    2. Nice, Jim!
    3. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks Rick. Yeah, I coulda picked a better day, though. Sunday wasn't an option.
    4. Rick S 0
      Glad to see you got out there! Nice catch!
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  3. With an hour left in the tournament, I decided to fish the Rt. 79 bridge pilings. Drop shotting proved fruitless, so I switched to a football jig. First cast to ...more the third piling, jig dropped right down alongside the piling. As soon as it hit bottom, I watched as my line started moving. Swung hard and set the hook. If I wasn't already anchored, he woulda dragged me around the lake! Fortunately, with me losing my phone earlier in the day, a fellow tournament member came along and kindly helped me get her submitted. I missed taking home the Big Bass award by .5 of an inch. My PB to date, although I have no idea exactly how much she weighed.

    20.0 in. Largemouth Bass with a Brown and Orange Football Jig

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks for the link, Frank. Pretty cool.
    2. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks Rick!
    3. Rick S 0
      Nice bass!! Congrats on your PB !
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      That was a link to a N.Y. state site that estimates weight from length and length from weight.
    5. Frank Yamada 0
      https://www.dec.ny.gov/outdoor/9222.html
    6. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks Frank!
    7. Frank Yamada 0
      Based on the length and girth, I would guess between 4 1/2 and 5 lbs. Really nice fish, Jim!
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  4. Second catch of the day,as part of day 2 of a 2-day tournament. I had just released a 15. inch LMB and threw back into the same spot, when this one hit. Unfortunately, ...more while fighting this, my phone fell into the water (Fellow kayaker took the pic for me), and I jumped in after it. Not only did I NOT successfully retrieve it, but my one baitcating combo fell in, too. Couldn't get THAT back, either. :(

    19 in. Largemouth Bass with a Black Paddletail SWimbait

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Thank you, Frank. Yeah, what are ya gonna do?
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Bummer about your phone and combo. Nice fish though.
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  5. Largest of 5 today, and a channel cat.

    17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Swinghead jig

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks guys. Frank, I'm in an online tournament, stretching from May to September. Best 5 in that time frame. Kayak Anglers of Western PA. Great bunch of guys. ...more Lots of heavy hitters. Leader currently has 103 inches on the board!
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice fish, Jim. Are you in a contest, or are you practicing with your hawg trough?
    3. Mark Merlin 0
      There you go. Catching that at North Park is no easy task.
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  6. Second cast of the day.

    17 in. Largemouth Bass with a Booyah Poppin' Pad Crasher

    1. Jim Holland 0
      LOL. I was kinda thinking the other way around. You are the one with skills.
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Yep, you can teach me your magic with crank baits.
    3. Jim Holland 0
      Really?? Aw, damn. We gotta meet up some day.
    4. Frank Yamada 0
      I thought I saw you. I was on the other side of the lake
    5. Jim Holland 0
      Yes.
    6. Frank Yamada 0
      were you on Cross Creek today?
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  7. Biggest of 3 caught. Caught a smaller one, just one cast before this one, and didn't even know at first, cause I must've landed it on his head. I never saw ...more him react, I just tried starting the retrieve and he began to thrash and jump. This one came off the same spot, next cast.

    16 in. Largemouth Bass with a Whopper Plopper 90 in Bone

    1. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice bass, Jim!
  8. Only bite of the day. He was hiding on the other side of the laydown shown in the background of the picture. Two cranks of the reel, and he was on it.

    Largemouth Bass with a Strike King 3xd

    1. Jim Holland 0
      It was. Only bite I had all day. I was marking them on the graph, but they were suspended. Saw what looked like a lot of Crappie on the graph, too, opposite the ...more main launch.
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      It was tough out there today, post-front conditions. I think I saw you paddling away from the shallow end
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  9. DHALO section

    8 in. Rainbow Trout with a Orange and Chartreuse Mousetail

  10. DHALO section

    13 in. Brown Trout with a white and silver Rooster Tail

    1. Jim Holland 0
      Thanks Frank!
    2. Frank Yamada 0
      Nice, Jim!
    3. b ripoer 0
      oh yes that's a nice stream, I fished deer creek in the golf course a few times.
    4. Jim Holland 0
      Pine Creek, North Hills of Pittsburgh
    5. b ripoer 0
      nice brown, Which DHALO.
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