Second pic are my biggest crappies to date 15.5
My biggest tiger of the yr I think was 43" if I remember right
And last the fattest female brown I've ever caught
Good thing, or I'd be embarrased to add my 'big shots'. Get enough carp about my bitty panfishies!
Best Utah bass @ 16 inch LM, thru the Mantua ice
Fall T-Musky @ Newton - 39"
Cutler Cat - my best (so far) at 8#, 26"
Cutler Crappie - Footlong. River Carp
Biggest Bag: One from Hyrum Ice, the other from a Float to Newton.
These two found ME after a skunky river trip. Hopped in my rig, stole my bait, got named "CharlieBear and RiverCat" - go figure!
My personal best 34 lb. mackinaw from Flaming Gorge.
Here is a video of those catches if you care to watch (The first fish is just 22 lbs. The second one is the 34 pounder):
And here are a few more of my favorite fishing days for 2011:
--- Coot ---
"Fishing isn't a matter of life or death.
It's much more important than that."
#2) 7 lb channel cat
#3) 7 lb carp
#4) This one tops the list. The first time my wife let me take my little Maddie out on the ice, and she caught her first fish on the hard deck - two firsts for her: her first perch and first fish through the ice. And she thinks we're just fishin'.
Brings a tear to my eye, I love the song and the message about making memories with our kids! Congrats to Maddie and may you and she have many more fish, and make many more memories. God bless!
Do Right and Fear No One
And with a small child for scale
That one went toward a delicious catfish cubion. Caught one in the same spot a few days later that went 12 lb 8 oz that went back into the drink.
2nd photo are some eyes caught at willard.
3rd is a strawberry cutt.
4th are two San jaun bows.
5th and final is a Bear lake laker.,.
Not a bad yr. of
Pack it in ??
PACK IT OUT !!
Then some.. }-`--,-^---,))`< *
A Bass a Day Keeps the Doctor Away..
Protect Florida's natural resources recycle and Fish for the Future!
If you sit and worry about what might happen, nothing ever will.
YOU were with me. Good to have a good luck charm!
Ben's to "blame" for my Musky Shot too! Network, measuring tape, and camera. Extending a thanks bud!
Of course my good luck that day rubbed off as bad luck for Ben (don't think he saw that banana I slipped into his boat!)
One more of HIS camera work: