Today’s Top 4
Ever seen hardwater crappies this big??
Greg Chapman was fishing with Clam pro Tod Todd somewhere in IL when he cracked this 18″ (3.63 lbs) chunk o’ salt and pepper. Tod stuck one nearly as big 4 years earlier and called it that they were going to beat the record that day:
That’s a combined measurement of 3 FEET (!), which is hard to even comprehend. Here’s a couple of panfish overlays for a little perspective — top pic has a 9″ bluegill on top, bottom pic has a 10.5″ crappie:
Are we still allowed to call them “paper mouths'” when they’re around the 4-lb mark?! #cardboardmouth
Ninja musky never trips tip-up flag.
How many times does this happen and you never even know? Betcha he’s glad he went back lookin’ through the Aqua-Vu footage:
Love watching ’em stalk the bait before they pounce. Sort of reminds us of:
Lead vs. tungsten for mid-winter panfish.
Don’t throw away all that old lead stuff! Tungsten rocks, but midwinter panfish sometimes like the slower fall and different movement of a lead jig. #BroKnows
Fishing ‘lectronics are getting ridiculous.
Anybody ever rigged up a 360 unit for ice fishing? Seems like it’d be dang-near cheating for tracking down basin-roaming crappies….
> “That’s [$1-mil reward] that the MI DNR just dropped on the …show the agency a viable plan for stopping silver and big-head carp from reaching the Great Lakes and you could be eligible for a sweet payday.”
Easy – just dump in a handful of freshwater great-white sharks. Works for seals:
Seriously though: bull sharks can thrive in freshwater. We’ll take that $1 mil in straight cash please lol.
> “…Proposing a 5-year project to remove a significant quantity of bass and panfish from the lake to see if the walleye numbers rebound.
> “They are theorizing the targeted species are either eating young walleye before they reach maturity and reproduce, or are simply outcompeting them for food.”
Fish fry at the WI DNR’s place:
> “The warm winter and no ice could mean the temperature will be right for it to start a little early. It could come as soon as three weeks from now.”
You’ve got no excuse to not catch ’em now.
Gotta check this out if you’re in the area THIS SATURDAY! Only open to 200 anglers — better hurry up and register to have a crack at some sweet prizes. Plus all the $$$ they raise goes to stocking 8-13″ walleyes back into the lake:
Talkin’ prelim results of last summer’s hooking-mortality study. Public welcome.
Over $30K in prizes. #ChaChing
Tip of the Day
Hi-vis line for sure can save the day when the fish get fussy. A spring bobber can help, but only with the slight down or up bite, not sideways. ND guide Cody Roswick especially likes to use hi-vis line when fishing for deep-water jumbos:
Meme of the Day
In the name of love…for giant panfish:
Today’s ‘Eye Candy
Who wore it better: Lady Gaga, or the burbot? #superbowl