If you like winter fishing this past week was just a terrific example of some great winter fishing; sure it was cold some and windy some but the rewards were worth it. You just had to preserver and when you did you eventually got into the fish. It was great for numbers on some
I got back to the water this past week, and much to my surprise we did real well fishing along grass lines, the bass were stacked more in transition areas and allowed you to fish back side transition spots all over the lake. The warming trend certainly helped you find the fish
With the holiday week I was personally not on the water this past week, so my report will reflect that of my guides opinions that were on the water some. It appears the bass are moving more to a suspending winter pattern than they have at any time in the last few weeks. Catching
This past week on Guntersville came down to some very specific fishing as location was everything; some found them many did not. The bass made some big moves out toward the winter locations and the transition was tough if you couldnít locate them; if you did size was unreal
With the drastic change to cold weather the bass have moved out to staging spots and the activity is picked up tremendously. The bigger fish are making the day fun and catching has improved a bunch. When does this last run slow down for the winter I donít know but enjoying it
The month of November on Guntersville is always one of the best months of the year, the water temperatures drop down into the 50ís and 60ís and the movement by the bass to shallows to feed up for the winter is fast and exhilarating. This November appears to be no different;
Took the birthday boy fishing today! Michael and Gary from Dandridge TN fished with me today.
We fished grass lines with 4x4 SwimJigs with NetBait BK Swimbaits, SPRO Little Johns MD and SPRO Frogs up In the grass.
I had a trip yesterday with a Gentleman that wanted to learn a little about Neely Henry and some of the patterns to use on this Coosa River impoundment. We had all of the bad conditions for this time of year, wind and a cold front had moved in. We both knew it was going to be
As the winter rolls in and the lake changes from one of grass every where it is very evident that you need to become trained at finding different types of structure; Guntersville is so full of grass that it is all many of us look for. The truth is that the lake is full of a... read more
Some lures on the market have stood the test of time, catching fish decade after decade. The Dardevle spoon, the Panther Martin and Rooster Tail in-line spinners, the Jitterbug and the Hula Popper still catch fish today like they did when swing music topped the charts. ... read more
There is without a doubt a different mindset that you take with you into winter fishing, the aggressive days of the fall are over and thinking and acting with patience is very important. The change though doesnít necessarily eliminate power fishing like a big Zara Spook or a... read more
I was asked by a Facebook follower to create a video for rigging up Billy Bay Lowcountry Lightning popping corks. These corks are rigged the same as you would rig any adjustable cork such as a Thill or an old school Float Hi. Even if you have been fishing with adjustable depth... read more
There is probably no time of year where fishing becomes more difficult than the transition time from fall fishing to winter fishing. Most fisherman struggle because they seemingly cannot find the fish, they are not in the backs of the creeks nor are they located in their deep... read more
I f you have ever been to the display at one of the Bass Master Classic events the thing that sticks out is the fact that there is a ton of fishing rod manufactures; understanding their differences is paramount!
That old saying you get what you pay for is also somewhat... read more
As we transition from the fall bite to the winter bite there are some key beliefs that I have about catching fish on crank baits in the winter; here are my keys to winter cranking. First and foremost I believe that the slower the metabolism of the bass the more they like a tight-wobble... read more
Itís that time again! The winter fishing season on Lake Norman has begun. Some might be surprised to learn that cold weather affords some of the best fishing of the year. The reason is simple. As temperatures cool, the metabolism of fish slows, and causes them to hole up in... read more
A look at the surface of Lake Cumberland right after dawn reveals a big, calm lake. Although the old Cumberland River now lies under at least 100 feet of water throughout most of the lake, the old river is still churning.
Water quickly finds weakness as anyone... read more