Category: fishing

This lake is one of the best kept secrets when…

This lake is one of the best kept secrets when it comes to Black Crappie. I’m not sure why no one else fishes for them, but I’ll happily catch them until every one else figures it out

This lake might have some really small Crappie…

This lake might have some really small Crappie, but it makes for an excellent place to test out new jig patterns that I tie up

You can’t tell that I’m having a good time, ca…

You can’t tell that I’m having a good time, can you?

I stumbled across a school of decent crappie t…

I stumbled across a school of decent crappie this evening, it is always a good day when that happens!

A common catch in Indiana creeks, the ever abu…

A common catch in Indiana creeks, the ever abundant Creek Chub

Fish and storm clouds, two of my favorite thin…

Fish and storm clouds, two of my favorite things

It is amazing how aggressive Striped Shiners c…

It is amazing how aggressive Striped Shiners can be when they get this size! I was fishing for Rock Bass and instead kept hooking these guys

They fixed the drainage of this lake and the w…

They fixed the drainage of this lake and the water level has dropped about 2 feet over the last year. It is amazing to see how this dramatically increased the number of Yellow Bass 

Wedde Creek

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I like to stare at the map once in a while to come up with a new spot to fish. That’s what I did on Wednesday to come up with a section of Wedde Creek to target.

It was a bright blue sky afternoon when I left work. I was hoping there would be some shade on the stream, and there was. But the fish weren’t very active, even in the shadows, and even in the deep bends on this little river.

It was another wonderful time to be out wading in a stream, though. The sky stayed blue, the mosquitoes remained calm, and the wading was pretty easy. The hike to and from the creek was easy because there wasn’t much undergrowth in the mixed pine/oak savannah here.

I fished for more than three hours and managed to land only one small brown trout after the sun started to set. The evening was so pleasant and enjoyable that I would gladly do it again, even for one trout.

The other good news was that I scouted out some new stretches on Chaffee Creek nearby for some future trips. There are a lot of trout stream miles over by the town of Dakota!

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It is no secret that I will drive ridiculous d…

It is no secret that I will drive ridiculous distances for the chance to catch cool fish. The Shovelnose Sturgeon has been on my bucket list since I first learned they existed. After years of trying, I finally found a place in Indiana where I had a good chance at landing one