The battle on Lake Maxinkuckee was a rough one for a lot with the 15 mph + winds. The bite wasn’t as active as it normally is and some anglers found success.
Ben Harrison and Nicci Heneke (Portage, MI.) caught a quality limit of smallmouth in the CastingCouples tourney on Paw Paw Lake, giving them an easy win.
The couple had the only limit of smallmouth in the tournament and it weighed 15.82 pounds to earn them $215. They said they caught a 3-pound smallmouth on their fourth cast and began targeting them all day. It was their first time on the lake.
Z-Man made fishing fans happy this week by delivering fresh packs of Hella CrawZ to outdoors retailers across the continent.
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By Louie Stout
Biologists encountered this 13-inch bullheadl that had 18 bluegill in its stomach.
You wont find a better example of how fish are opportunistic feeders than this.
The photo supplied with this story is living proof. That 13-inch bullhead catfish was captured in a net by Indiana fisheries biologist Tom Bacula while surveying Loomis Lake near Valparaiso.
Biologists were assessing fish populations on Loomis as they do every year on various lakes. The bullhead catfish pictured was discovered in a net along with dozens of other fish.
Capturing bullheads is not that unusual. But this one was.
The fishs stomach was bulging and twitching, said Bacula. It was the fattest and most unusual bullhead I had ever seen. I wanted to see what was in there.
It was a special Fathers Day for the Barnbrook family.
Its been a couple of years since Jim and Timm had their dad in the boat. Back problems kept him landlocked.
Thatll happen when youre 90 years old.
But a few weeks ago when Michigan offered a free fishing weekend, Don Barnbrook was feeling a lot better. Jim, age 66, and Timm, age 64, put dad in their boat at Donnell Lake near Vandalia and treated him to a day of pike fishing.
It went so well, they bought him a fishing license on Fathers Day and took him back to Donnell where they have a cottage.
We didnt catch much that day but its OK, said Jim. We had a good day on the water.