Old school style. Rented a basic boat with no trolling motor or depth finder. Did some homework to see areas of potential. Dropped in and jigged an ACME Tackle Company Hyper-Rattle and BINGO! Farm Island Lake 25” brute of a walleye! #fishouflage #acmetackle #hyperrattle
While observing JT working a small swimbait last night I couldn’t help but reminisce the days I was fishing the same exact spot using the same exact lure over 35 years ago. Seeing his passion, laser focus, jigging and getting that swimbait tail kickin’ I can’t be more happier. He caught his first northern pike and an even bigger one a short time later. Way to go kiddo!
Y’all remember the old vintage Lazy Ike?! I had a couple sitting in my tacklebox and decided to pull them out yesterday. Boy talk about being pike slimed!
Bright, clear blue skies, no wind, but the fish were mighty active yesterday. My cousin and I caught and released over 30 bass all between 14″ to 18.5″. All on a jig & craw, wacky worm, topwater frog, and an inline spinner. Enjoy the video!
Back to my roots! Working the shoreline last night on one of my favorite childhood lakes and this one grabbed my piranha swim jig. Some things never change. Fun times!
A fine summer day of bass fishing on Independence Day 2021. Happy 4th everyone!
A quick outing this evening to the neighborhood pond for a little bassin’ using the Rebel Pop-R. Good times!
Stacey, Joshua, and I made our fourth family vacation/fishing trip together to Arcadia Lodge up on Big Turtle Lake. This was probably by far our best trip to Arcadia Lodge! We stayed in the Rustic cabin for the second time.
Stacey was brave and went on the new big swing drop and big slide of the many water toys. Joshua loved swimming every day and floating around with his life vest. Ice cream in the lodge was our treat and playing foosball, billiards, and ping pong kept our family entertained for hours. Joshua created another Arcadia tie-dye shirt to add to his collection. Stacey and I are going to make our own shirts next year.
Weather was in the low-50s to mid-80s for most of the week. The first two days a cold front came through putting temps in the low 40’s. The smallmouth fishing was slow early in the week but as the week progressed the fishing got better. Most mornings started off slow but the action picked up later in the day, especially when we had a little bit of wind. The 1/8 oz. skirted jig or the 1/4 oz. mushroom jighead rigged with the X Zone Lures Muscle Back Finesse Craw worked slow with twitches and long pauses did exceptionally well.
The highlight of the week was on Thursday evening, July 24th the night of the full moon, I saw several nice smallmouth all packed on the point and channel where I happened to be fishing. Several surface activity spotted of bass slurping bugs and baitfish off the surface around the 8:30 pm mark. I quickly put on my favorite topwater, the Rebel Pop-R. With that tied on, I caught 4, lost 2 at boatside, and had 1 snapped off. Check video below for the full action.
We really enjoyed our stay, rebooked again for next year before we left. Looking forward to our next trip!
With the scorching heat the last couple days, the bass pushed deep in about 12-14 feet of water. Vertical jigging with X Zone Lures Adrenaline Craw, Adrenaline Bug, and Muscle Back Craw all got bit this morning.
A roller coaster of a week. From his allergic reaction that led to being rushed by ambulance to the ER earlier this week, now gracing the back of today’s Sports section of the Star Tribune with his big bass. He is all smiles this morning!