Donation of Trip Brings Big Pay Out

Donation of Trip Brings Big Pay Out
20 plus on Mississippi with Dan Ellis

20 plus on Mississippi with Dan Ellis

Father Timothy Yanta

Jordan MN




Species: Smallmouth Bass

Date Caught: 08/28/2011

Kept / Released: Released


Region of Catch: Region 1

Length: 20 inches

Weight: released


Lure / Bait used: Lure | 4 inch Chrome/ Black XPS Slim Dog

I bought a guided float fishing trip down the Mississippi from a school auction donated by Dan Ellis. Last Sunday was the fish time we could get out on the Mississippi river because the water had been so high. We fished South of Montecello. The fish came from a shallow rock cut, I casted the XPS chrome black Slim Dog right next to shore. With two walks of the dog, the big smally slupped the bait into its mouth and the battle was on. I had been fishing for a 20 inch plus smally for multiple years...it was a great day on the river and a gift to share fishing with another that enjoys it like I do.

Recommended for You

Bass

Topwater Lure Secrets for Bass

Jim Edlund - April 26, 2018

These secrets will put more and bigger bass in your boat!

Walleye

The Lowdown on Walleye Hardbaits

Steve Ryan - May 28, 2019

The range of walleye hardbaits encompasses multiple categories and a dizzying number of lures.

Pike & Muskie

Best Drive-To Pike Waters

Gord Pyzer

Some of Canada's best pike waters are within driving distance.

See More Recommendations

Popular Videos

Minn Kota's Brad Henry shows OSG's Lynn Burkhead that there's much to like in the new Minn Kota Riptide Terrova saltwater trolling motor that comes with I-Pilot and an 87-inch shaft.

Bait Choices from Skeet Reese

Pro angler Skeet Reese is a Major League Fishing champion and a winner of the Bassmaster Classic and BASS Angler of the Year titles. Throughout his years of bass catching success, as he tells World Fishing Network personality Chad LaChance, Berkley baits like the Deal and Straight Money have played a key role in what he has accomplished out on the water.

New Spinning Reel for Finesse Fishermen

As Pure Fishing's Andrew Upshaw explains, reel making giant Abu Garcia has done it again at ICAST 2019 with a new spinning reel geared towards finesse fishermen.

See more Popular Videos

Trending Stories

Biology

Walleye Length To Weight Conversion Chart

Dr. Rob Neumann - January 03, 2017

Several methods are available to estimate the weight of a fish. Some use length as well as...

Catfish

The Best Catfish Rigs

In-Fisherman - January 11, 2018

Catfish are simple creatures that can be caught using the best catfish rigs. Catching them is...

Catfish

All About Catfish

Rob Neumann

Catfish are among the most popular groups of fish with over 7 million catfish anglers...

See More Stories

More Master Angler

Master Angler

Musky Rage!

September 17, 2013

Christopher Pereira Hopatcong New Jersey ...had the whole lake to myself...cloud cover,...

Master Angler

Master Angler Highlights 2013

Steve Quinn - June 19, 2014

We're halfway through the 2014 fishing season, so it's high time to review this past season's

Master Angler

Walleye Tournament Smallmouth

September 04, 2013

Troy Smutka Chaska MN My brother and I were fishing in the two-day Minnesota Tournament...

See More Master Angler

GET THE MAGAZINE Subscribe & Save

Temporary Price Reduction

SUBSCRIBE NOW

Give a Gift   |   Subscriber Services

PREVIEW THIS MONTH'S ISSUE

GET THE NEWSLETTER Join the List and Never Miss a Thing.

×