I’m happy to report that this go ’round there aren’t any substantial negative issues to talk about. The water has been clean (except for when it’s not supposed to be), the weather has been mostly pleasant although a bit hot, and the fish have been cooperative.
Bass fishing has been fair. The bass working their way out to summer staging areas. Fish have moved out to the six to eight feet depths on any kind of wood or cover. Look closely around docks for brush piles and other debris
Bass fishing is good and a few are still being caught shallow, but most have moved to deeper structure, brush piles and river channel ledges. Jigs, spinner baits, Carolina rigs and medium running crank baits are catching fish.
Bass fishing is good and there are several good patterns this week. Top waters remain good producers, so try your Lucky Craft G Splashes, Kelly J’s, and Gunfish early and late. Work these baits all day long for some good
Bass fishing is good and both sizes of the pearl white Flukes are hot baits all day. Both the spots and a few nice largemouth with a line side mixed in will keep you busy almost all day. In the evening stay on the on points
Bass fishing is good. Most of the females are off bed, and they have moved to the grass as it is turning green. Use a 3/8 ounce double willow spinner baits in chartreuse and white for some awesome shallow water action
Bass fishing is good. Stay up lake for the largemouth and there are spots ready to get in the mix. Fish are on the spinner baits and Flukes close to the points and try the docks close to the rivers. Try the black Zoom
Bass fishing is good. Fish have moved out to the six to eight feet depths on any kind of wood or cover. Look closely around docks for brush piles and other debris that will hold fish. Use 3/8 ounce black and blue jigs
Bass fishing is good. The fishing is good despite the water temp being 85 degrees. Jig head worms like the big bite shaky squirrel and squirrel tail worms on a 3/16 jig head fished on main lake point as well as a drop
Spotted bass fishing is good. Top water has still been productive, but it is not as strong as it was last week. When the bite gets really slow, we will switch to a drop shot, shaky head, Chattahoochee Jig, or SuperSpin.
Bass fishing is fair on worms and crank baits. The lake is full and this will help the bass spend the summer close to or under the deeper docks. In very tight in cover. The lake is clear main lake with a slight stain in the
July brings sunny days, higher water temperatures and lots of pleasure boats to Lake Norman. Such conditions influence fish to move to deeper water during the day where it’s not only cooler, but the environment is less stressful. But when dusk arrives, the fish return to their... read more
There is no doubt in my mind that big baits catch big fish, I have said it for years and continue to believe it; there is however some extreme size baits that even further the big baits big bass philosophy. Just take a look at some of the newest most effective summertime baits... read more
As we have all seen the days of fishing any of our high pressure lakes has changed drastically over the past few years; going to a top rated reservoir has frustrated many of the best of fisherman. The change has come over time but the days of finding really aggressive bass are... read more
– Every angler has at one time or another forgotten something in their rush to leave for a fishing trip.
It’s disheartening when that something is sunglasses. Squinting and shielding your eyes for hours takes some of the fun out of the experience.
“More than just... read more
The calendar said June 1, but the cold northeast wind, chilly rain and leaden skies seemed more like a bad day on the opening weekend of the April Keeneland meet.
June finally arrived in Kentucky this week and water temperatures in lakes across the state inched their way... read more
We are headed into the heat of the summer, a time of year where we will see water temperatures well into the 90’s. The questions are, where do the fish go and what do you as a bass fisherman do to find them? The answers may not be exactly what you might think!
MULL DOWN STEW
The recipe proves once again that bacon is good with just about everything!
My father was quite a cook, but I think in some cases he made the recipe up as he went. I can’t ever remember him bringing... read more
Mary Lee, a great white shark tagged with a GPS tracking device, has become a favorite of the social media set. All it took was a Twitter Account, (@MaryLeeShark) and an anonymous spokesperson to field responses to questions like this. “Mary Lee, I know it’s not polite, but... read more
As bass fishing transitions every year so do the tools we use to fish with; many of them are just toys that cost a lot of money and many are tools that define the sport. The year 2015 and for some years past in my mind has changed what we fish with and must have’s in our tool... read more