Pete Maina

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Got to jig up a few walleyes on a recent trip. Spoons tipped with plastic did well; Always fun to pattern the action preferred... draw em with erratic, but to make em hit - had to cool it way off and just shake it.

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Got to jig up a few walleyes on a recent trip. Spoons tipped with plastic did well; Always fun to pattern the action preferred... draw em with erratic, but to make em hit - had to cool it way off and just shake it.

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Our ice is gone in Chicago area

Did your old man eat it?

What a chonk!!! Just curious what plastics you were using with the spoon?

You Savin the picture of that Jumbo perch for Thursday? ๐Ÿคฃ

“draw em with erratic, but to make em hit - had to cool it way off and just shake it.” Same way I got the wife to bite. ๐Ÿ˜†

You save that one for Tex. He looks hungry. Lol. Nice fish.

Great job. Good Eating Fish.

A lot of good eating right there

Beautiful walleyes,great dinner!!!

Beautiful! The fish I’m talking about! Hehehe. Must have been fun bringing in that Wallagator!! Good stuff!!!

Great job Pete!๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽฃ

Where you getting jiggy with it King tooth

It's been pretty good in my neck of the woods this winter. Decided to keep a few for a family fish fry.

Good eating!

Wow this is great! I bet they tasted good, I use To ty jigs for my husband

nice toothy critters!

Get the boat out, they are catching sauger at the Genoa Dam on the Mississippi River today. Genoa boat landing is open.

Tasty! Nice catch.

Very Nice and thru the Ice

Great pictures! great catch !

Those are nice ones

Nice walleyes!

Tight lines !! Pete Maina, Professional Angler and Muskie Expert โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿ™Œ

Wow that's awesome. Eyes popping

Way to go Pete ! I can only dream of nailing fish like these ! As i don't ice fish

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Had to tell this story. So besides 2 Livingston fish callers, 6 spools of Seaguar, Amsoil Spray ... found out I had 12 different Clam ice combos stuffed in this caddy. And then we crammed more in!

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Pete, i was just looking at these. Do the outer pockets come with the box or are they add ons?

A long way from a 5 gallon pail that included your ice scooper!๐Ÿคฃ

Hey Pete, are you gonna be in Schaumburg next week for the fishing show?

How much$$$$

NEVER-NEVER-NEVER ENOUGH FISHING EQUIPMENT ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ’ช MAINA MENTALITY,I LIKEY๐Ÿ˜Š

Do you have a test caller for king salmon?I am think of putting some on my down riggers

Vinny bought a Lakewood yesterday 2 angry dragons I grabbed a couple 0f Red October 10" medium weight tubes Forest was cool enough to walk us to other booths

I think you can fit TEX in that case too

Definitely quality products put out by Lakewood!๐Ÿ‘

I really like them and could really use one but would need a second job to afford one.

Awesome ๐ŸŽฃ

Without disclosing my age I still remember going out with just a tip up .

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I found a new buddy on the road fishing! We hit it off right away, but this good-looking fellow really wanted to chat after I sat down with some chili ... amazing how fishing and chili can bring people and animals together.

Who else is a chili fan?

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Looks like he is waiting for his bowl!๐Ÿ˜ Did he have any good ice fishing or Muskie fishing tips?๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽฃ

Bulldogs are the best!

Looks like a good time and it seems like you have a new friend!! Good luck wherever you’re going and good luck fishing!!

I have won a couple chili cook-off's in my day. An old family restaurant recipe.

Yeah I have two pups two little stinking Brittneys Sadie and doodle bug. Yeah they can bring joy. They brought joy in my life yep have a great fishing weekend

Looks like the dog in the grumpy old man movie that loved hormel Chilli ๐Ÿ™‚

So what good fishing tips did he give you?

We had a dog that didn’t approve of releasing big walleyes. He liked chili too.

Two faces only a mommy can love lol keep up being a great person Pete

Looks like John Gillespie is still butt hurt about putting the truck and trailer in the ditch??? LMAO!

Reminds me of the dog from the movie 'Grumpier Old Men'. Remember? His name was Lucky and Max Goldman fed him Hormel Chili... ๐Ÿ˜†

Pete you gotta get out more! ๐Ÿ˜‚

He loves you but no noodles please, it upsets my stomach. The pup that is๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Is that your fishing partner? lol

Gotta love dogs, Pete!!

Y’all ever try a White Chicken Chili?

I love fishing more

Samson is my fishing partner ๐Ÿ’ž๐Ÿคฃ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ™

I bet he can play poker too!

Man that looks good, with my chili you got to throw about 5 lb of cheese in there so it's just a big gooey blob ๐Ÿ‘

They say beauty is in the eyes of the beholder, so you may call him a good looking fellow but to me, he is a bit of a dog. `~) And, I am a chilli fan, as long as my bride made it!

Good looking partner ๏ฟผyou got there

He's so cute! Did you find the owner or did you get to take him home?

Very cool! Where’s his pink hat?

The real question is, how good is he at getting bait??๐Ÿ˜ณ

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Throwback a few years to early October - to a bit of a tank/fatso I got filming with the Gillespie crew.

I can't be certain the fish was blind in that eye, but it sure looked like the eye was worthless ... still figured out a way to make a living and wasn't missing any meals!

About 12 inches of snow today ... that open water looks nice ...

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Throwback a few years to early October - to a bit of a tank/fatso I got filming with the Gillespie crew.

I cant be certain the fish was blind in that eye, but it sure looked like the eye was worthless ... still figured out a way to make a living and wasnt missing any meals!

About 12 inches of snow today ... that open water looks nice ...

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You must have many great muskie memories. Which is most memorable? My old dentist had a 48 pounder at The Moccasin in Hayward for years. Might still be. I think he got it on the Chip.

Are you coming to Madison for the fishing show in February

Great fish who was the lucky one on the other end of that pole ๐ŸŽฃ you or Blake

Probably got that way eating muskrats, ducklings, and the occasional toy poodle, lol.

Wow this is an awesome fish John and crew

Still have open water on Chautauqua lake as of now. Seen a few guys out the other day fishing.

I would love to add that to my boat total.. Very Nice!

Wow that's awesome. What a great catch

Congratulations!

Beautiful picture! Great catch!

What a great fish, congratulations

Very beautiful โค๏ธ

Your buddy, Rob Manthei gonna be at Schaumburg fishing show looking forward to it! It's been canceled three years because of COVID

Nice musky!!!

Wow! Nice fish Pete!

What a monster๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŸ๐ŸŽฃ

Wow ๐Ÿคฉ Cool pic ๐ŸŽฃ๐Ÿ‘

Wow what a beauty!

B i s f r o

Great catch

Like how chubby he is!

Lake of the woods?

Man that is just so nice of a fish dude the purebred musky is an ultimate dream just catching one over 40 in I know the tackle the fishing poles are expensive I've been so far north of Saskatchewan Canada that I just want to catch a muskie I mean I got a f****** truck for 33,000 who is going to put me on some musky man I got a airboat coming that will hop over Island I just want to catch a muskie who's going to put me on one I live in f****** Nebraska but I do have merit reservoir and you know what I struck out there once and I live on the other side of Nebraska but I ain't going to strike out twice if I have to

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I actually got this whopper perch on film! ... fight will take up much of the show lol.

Got em all sizes but proudest of these as the wimps don't come easy. Truly amazing the perch got the jig in its mouth.

Who else got some wimps?

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I actually got this whopper perch on film! ... fight will take up much of the show lol.

Got em all sizes but proudest of these as the wimps dont come easy. Truly amazing the perch got the jig in its mouth.

Who else got some wimps?

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Anybody can catch a big fish. Takes an expert angler to coax a wimp to the hook. ๐Ÿ‘Well done Pete!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Last weekend. When I set the hook, I could've swore it was a 3 pounder.๐Ÿ˜†

Hopefully a Chippewa perch and not Moose Lake!

Got this giant up in Saint Germain a week after you were there

Did you figure 8 him Pete!!๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘Š

You got the best

Surprised you didn't have to make the hole bigger. ๐Ÿ˜

Been there done that

Aquarium size! So cute!

Is those for bait

Scale breaker

Maybe the perch identifies as a large mouth bass

Range shooting an old Rem 760 30.06 @ 200 yards today. I still got it!

Wait move your finger Pete, I can’t see the fish!๐Ÿคฃ

Lucky it didn’t snap the rod out of your hands

Key chain perch..get one once in awhile jigging for walleye

That takes skill!

Now that’s a sensitive rod tip

Hey Pete that's a one to mount

surprised you got those through the hole

Those are some bigguns!

Bite sized.

6.25" new record for me

Looks like the bait stealers are down that hole youre fishing in haha

You have a light touch ta even feel that one๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Traveled west for a trip to find some ice without slush ... which we accomplished- as well as getting on some toothless critters ... technically a basically bite, but comparatively shallow (15 to 20) which is tremendous for releasing.

Toothless critters anyone? Ice reports?

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Traveled west for a trip to find some ice without slush ... which we accomplished- as well as getting on some toothless critters  ... technically a basically bite, but comparatively shallow (15 to 20) which is tremendous for releasing.

Toothless critters anyone? Ice reports?

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So cool to see nice panfish go back to be caught another day!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Open water here in the east. Was walleye fishing yesterday and this girl latched on!

We had tornadoes in my neighborhood yesterday...... looking to the extended forecast to "zamboni" over everything and make it walkable again. I considered hopping in my truck this next weekend and heading over to Ottertail County, MN- plenty of ice up around there and the crappies/bluegill are nuke plant freakish in size, lol.

From out west too. Got stuck Thursday night trying to get off the lake. Took an hour๐Ÿ™„ however we caught a nice batch of gills over the weekend and some nice bass. Here is my son Ethan Karman with a 19” largemouth

They’re such good eaters, delicious ๐Ÿ‘

5 inches of semi clear ice last weekend.

Yes got some and no slush !!

Excellent responsible harvest

Come on u dnt like the hayward slush it's fun gotta wear hip boots

And that's awesome. I'm wondering why as an esox sucks. Guy isn't pushing for some northern pike I think it's harder to catch a mid-40s to 58th northern pike than it is to catch a muskie. And that's a damn good thing. Get on the pike bro one of my favorite..#Dead bait.... my uncle that grew up with George bazo that's a time my uncle was a young man and then switch Waters told me he couldn't keep smelt getting down far enough to the lake trout because the pike would eat them. Are you whole dead smelt all ice fishing season long and it kicks butt.. you and your buddy Gillespie should just go for one show I'm catching fight I know there's a ton of them up there by Hayward and Vilas County.. People like fish with teeth....

Ice here in the Oshkosh area is really sketchy. Wouldn’t recommend any ice fishing in this area.

Hi Pete, Near Crosslake. Hey to Esther and Tex.

Did Tex keep some for supper

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Great looking fish. The slush has just begun!

Was 8 inches in Columbia county, dont know now after the rain Releasing some big pumpkin seeds and gills back into nature.

Most lakes on west central wisco r good with no slush and 10 or more inches of ice

Slush does wear a guy out after awhile. Nice fish

No ice in Indiana.

How much

Nice catch, Erie still open.

Catching ๏ฟผnorthern on are lakes

Nice panfish

What about dinner

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