Pete Maina

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It's seldom the words "Glad I'm not fishing" come out of my mouth, but they did midday today. And in watching the storm roll in - it didn't look dangerous electricity wise ... so I would have been caught out there in the Campion hiding under the console.

Biggest hail I've ever seen in person. Larger than golf balls (the smallest one in the hand like a golf ball) some of them. Fortunately none of our chickens were knocked out!
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Its seldom the words Glad Im not fishing come out of my mouth, but they did midday today. And in watching the storm roll in - it didnt look dangerous electricity wise ... so I would have been caught out there in the Campion hiding under the console.

Biggest hail Ive ever seen in person. Larger than golf balls (the smallest one in the hand like a golf ball) some of them. Fortunately none of our chickens were knocked out!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Been crazy weather this spring. Creeks , rivers , flooded out right now in my state of MD. 4 inches of rain over the weekend. Water temperature drop almost 10 degrees

How’s the cars. We had one a few years back and it looked like someone hammered it. We lost the windows to.

It was nasty here on Leech as well

That was nothing Gillespie would have fished right through it!

I watched it on Radar, Sunny and very warm in Wautoma. Very windy! Wisconsin weather is so unpredictable. I wish you peace and be sure to love your insurance agent.

Glad you are safe...

Wow, those will leave a mark !!!

Watched it blow through no hail in NWB though.

Just goes to show you how dangerous our sport can be! Stay safe out there fellas!

It's that Midwest weather Pete.

Holy crap. Glad all yer Chickies were ok. I know a guy who just lost a horse to a lightning strike. Weather is screwy so far this year.

Crazy weather so far this year🤦‍♂️

Not the kind of raindrops you want falling on your head!

Hope the roof is fine !

Our 22 GMC has plenty of battle scars from it. Boat held up like a tank.

How far south east of Hayward was hit, any idea?

Just get rid of the damned ice, and here comes more.🙄

Pulled the crestliner out just in time!

How about your roof!

That could do some serious damage! Yikes

That looks insane

That would hurt.

Wow Pete!!! How’re your vehicles?

What the hail!?!?!?!

Tabarnak 😮

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Happy Mother's Day to all Mom's out there; thanks mom Pat for putting up with me and also doggie Mom's like Esther!

#mothersday #happymothersday
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Happy Mother’s Day Pat! ❤️💕❤️Happy Mother’s Day Esther! ❤️🐾❤️ Esther you are truly a Dog Angel! I’ve learned so much from you!! Thank you for selflessly helping so many find their lost dogs!! ❤️💕❤️

Happy Mother's Day to all Mom's! Thank you for all you do!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms!

sure hope you took some of those crappie home for a Mother's Day Supper! great job as always,

Great pics Pete , happy Mother’s Day to your mom . Going up north for musky on the 19th Tomahawk .

We use to go fishing on Mother’s Day. Loved it

First time I ever seen your mom. You guys must have a secret water source to keep you all so young looking

Beauty of a crappie! Don't let Tex see that. HaHa

Great photos 📷

Were you on oak island friday?

Ski's are on fire at st clair and Detroit river.

Pete, did you get outfished today

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A beautiful day for opener today; hope all enjoyed(ing) it.

A little river drift for a while today; walleye were mostly shy, but my absolute favorite thing to do in spring is catch fish on jerkbaits ... neutral buoyancy just drifting in the current after a few twitches seemed to be the gig. Sun out and birds singing while jerkmaster taking some cheap shots.

Opening day reports?
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A beautiful day for opener today; hope all enjoyed(ing) it. 

A little river drift for a while today; walleye were mostly shy, but my absolute favorite thing to do in spring is catch fish on jerkbaits ... neutral buoyancy just drifting in the current after a few twitches seemed to be the gig. Sun out and birds singing while jerkmaster taking some cheap shots.

Opening day reports?

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I like watching the pictures of my son while I'm trying to maintain my home what's the water temperature rises. Lol This is what I did opening day repair PELA Pro-Line junk windows because they refused to put a sealant on the edge of the aluminum where are they to the glass. But I fixed it with the better Beckers systeme's.

Nice Smallie Pete , looks like a football!

Was a beautiful day, so nice to be fishing in great weather.

Awesome fis Pete. Took almost month and 1/2 to get the Livingston,out of stock arrived today. Who is that famous musky guide on the box?

They weren't shy on the Bay of Green Bay. Yep he's at it again..

Is that a Livingston hanging from his jaw??

Cheers from the turtle flambeau flowage.

Jim got one today

2 of the 3 footballs we got today all on jerkbaits

Looks like a football.

Will too

Good to get get the kinks out of the Pocket Fisherman today.

No luck on walleyes fishing Red Cedar Lake. Couple snake northern and that was it.

Nice SMB Mr. Maina!

Nice smallie Pete

Nice

Nice Smelly..

Awesome 👍

Big smallie day

This body first earth first this earth

Eye bought my 1st bag of game fish feed pellets natural water scales bag

Nice fish.

Nice one Pete 👍🏻

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We got some Tex wisdom today at the end of the day...

Got out on the big lake again with Tex; covered a lot of bases but much slower than the prior trip and didn't see any nets fly.

Beautiful day though and Tex put the capper on it with his brilliance. Love his relaxed stance!
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Tex reminds me so much of my dad!! He taught me the love of fishing and when I see Tex I think of him!! My dad passed away about 13 years ago. You're so lucky to have such an awesome fishing buddy!!

My Grandpa was a huge Tex fan! They were cut from the same cloth! They often talked fishing over a beer when my Grandparents owned Anglers! I really enjoy Tex it’s like hearing a piece of home again! 💕

Tex sure has great wisdom Pete! You should listen to him! The beer cooler is calling!😀

Cool you get to take your Dad fishing!

I tend to fall back to the beer cooler, myself. Good call, Tex.

I think Tex is on to something there! Combine a cold one with a Johnsonville and I’m sure he would say that is mmmmmm mmmmmm good!

Sounds like a great idea Pete!😂🍻

Kinda hard to disagree with Tex wisdoms. (Texisms)

Words of wisdom! My dad and I planted trees in our cutovers and I did a little turkey hunting. Naturally we found the beer cooler and tuned into the Brewers game... can't break tradition 🤣

go Home! love it~

Should have went and got some jumbo perch out of Hinton Bay.👍

I hope you took his advice!🍺

Tex will never steer us wrong!

Dad’s know best. 🍻🎣

Tex ALWAYS has the best comments / solutions to the days little problems...Good Fishing to Pete & Tex 👍

That is sound advice!!🍺🍺

Always listen to your dad! 🍺

Continue to enjoy every minute that you spend with this man. All of us are fans of Tex!

Always a plan after a slow day!🍺

Love Tex’s gloves! He’s the man!

His wisdom is always, always spot on

You can always count on dad for sound advice! Cheers Tex! 🍻

Spot on Tex my man... When the fish ain't bitin perhaps the bartender is... And perhaps a game of cribbage..

I'd love to have a cold one with Tex myself sometime.

Dad’s always right

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Well there it is! It's the simple things in life at times! I could have done this report yesterday actually, but Sunday evening this lake was iced all the way across with a few openings on on the north shore... totally gone now!

The northwoods is officially open for business!

Anyone heading north for the weekend?
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Good for you guys up north spring along time coming muskies around the corner Pete have you ask you a question hope its not against anything that would do harm have you ever ate musky before i have not but was wondering if its like northern pike just asking bud.

How exciting!! We’ll be heading up north next month!! Super excited and it’s my birthday month!! 💜🎣

Gonna be almost 90 here next week. It seems to go from 50-90 in about ten days every year.

Yes, Turtle Flambeau Flowage for 6 days.

I’m already north!!! I officially live here!!!!

At my buddy’s cabin on whiteash lake

Still patently waiting here in northern Minnesota.

Heading up to Hayward on the Chippewa flowage next week

My fav💚 BR. This is a sunrise from where I think your standing..

Yep, hour north to Madison for the opener

Pete....is that a invitation to all the "come up north " people to a opening weekend barbecue at your place? I can give directions on here!

Be there tomorrow evening!

WHAT ARE THE WATER TEMPS?

I guess you won the bet with the pink hats🤣🤣

St. John River, near Woodstock, New Brunswick Canada for some monster Muskie spring fishing.

Let the spawning commence. Lake Minnetonka Monday.

Hey Pete!! Lake Minocqua this afternoon!!

70 degrees? Heck I freezin my but off on L Erie

Castlerock!

Stephanie Sisson Sheri Redeker

Been open for nearly 7 weeks in N.W. Iowa and still have this. Early next week near 90°. Worst spring ever.

God is Great!

Do you still do guide trips ?

Will be in Hayward Saturday afternoon any suggestions on where to fish

Awesome‼️

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Tex had quite the tussle with this one yesterday ... so instead of wimp sharing (we did get a couple coho that semi qualified) on Wednesday thought would share Tex's biggest.

With 35 degree water with some ice cubes, the Ice Armor was feeling good; we also found out that nobody told the trout and salmon they shouldn't bite a walleye bait - as the walleye 136 did well yesterday.

Hopefully the ice thawed. I see 60 degrees right now!

If you've got a wimp you're proud of please feel free to share!

#WimpyWednesday
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Tex had quite the tussle with this one yesterday ... so instead of wimp sharing (we did get a couple coho that semi qualified) on Wednesday thought would share Texs biggest.

With 35 degree water with some ice cubes, the Ice Armor was feeling good; we also found out that nobody told the trout and salmon they shouldnt bite a walleye bait - as the walleye 136 did well yesterday.

Hopefully the ice thawed. I see 60 degrees right now!

If youve got a wimp youre proud of please feel free to share!

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Super fish, congrats Tex. That fella guiding is 2nd to none 👍😎

Not a wimp but a place you and Tex know all too well

Awesome fish Pete!!!🔥🎣

Definitely not a wimp. Great catch, Tex!

Way to go Tex. Very impressive

Great job men! Tex is my hero!

Nice to see the ice cubes didn’t bother the fishing 🎣

Trout are so attractive..

Now the question is did Pete let tex keep a couple for a fish fry lol

What a fish! Wow!

Nice fish!!! 😁👍

Tex don't mess around pete lol

Livingston lure are on fire 🔥

She’s a beaut Clark!

Very Nice🙌🙌

Saweeeeet catch Tex!!! Here's my wimp from FIB land🤫🤣

Yummy

Nice job Tex!!!

Nice brownie Tex!!

Awesome fish Tex!

Nice job guys

Nice e looking brown Tex

Very nice! Beautiful fish Tex!!

Nice fishy!

Nicely done Tex

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