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New animated image Big Turtle Lake Smallmouth 2023
Looking forward to our return to Arcadia Lodge for our sixth season and tackling feisty smallmouth bass!

Big Turtle Lake Smallmouth 2022
Returned to Arcadia Lodge for my fifth time and the smallie bite was phenomenal! Here are highlights from my week long trip. Hope you enjoy the video!

Vermillion River Trout Trip with Mahigan Outdoors
On June 1st, my manager Ed and I went on a fun and educational little adventure with our guide Matt Doth of Mahigan Outdoors on the beautiful Vermillion River searching for the elusive brown trout. Although we didn’t hook a brown, we had a blast catching lots of rainbows! Enjoy the video.

A Wrap of the 2021 Fishing Season
Well it’s a wrap to the 2021 open water fishing season. Many memorable fish catches and fun moments. My favorite was watching JT pull his first big 5 pound bass on opener and his big northern later in the summer. He’s growing up to be quite the fisherman. A rare bonus 25” walleye too over Labor Day weekend. Some good pike caught and released throughout the season, and discovered a few new lakes in the process. Overall a good fishing season!


All smiles. JT put on a crappie clinic this past weekend! Seventeen fish altogether, 13 were crappies.

Monster Bass on the Depth Finder Spinnerbait
Monster bass! If the open water season were to end today I would be happy. At 20.5″ weighing 5 lb., 14 oz., this one wasn’t the longest this season but definitely the fattest. One more bluegill meal for him and he would have been easily 6 pounds. I am still in awe! Thanks for to my cousin Binh Nguyen on the net job! This bass smashed the Nichols Lures Depth Finder Spinnerbait!

A Day in the Canoe with Nam…introducing the Muscleback Craw!
Hop on board with me for a morning of bass fishing!

Slaying Bass with a Jig & Adrenaline Bug
A quick little after work exploration of a new lake with 8 bass between 16″ to 21″ and few smaller ones. All on a 1/2 oz. jig and an X Zone Lures Adrenaline Bug. What a fun evening!