Mike has over 35 years experience in Bass and Crappie fishing techniques and over 25 years experience in tournament Bass fishing in numerous lakes in the southeast. Mike also enjoys teaching kids of all ages different techniques in fishing, and for different species of fish.
When the "TRAP" bite is on, there just aint nuthin like it! Covering a lot of water and finding some holes in the floating Eel Grass to put a lure in was the main pattern today. With very little wind to move the Eel grass around to where you can at least make a cast, it made fishing a lot of areas just absolutely tough. "BUT" when you did find a few holes in the grass to work the Echo or Big Trap, these fish would annihilate them. It made it frustrating dealing with all of the floating grass, but occasionally one would "latch on" and make the trouble worth while. I fished a lot of grass lines from 2-4 ft. to 8-10 ft. and was able to put a few in the boat from several of these areas. We look forward to seeing you at the Lake Guntersville Rat-L-Trap Open this Sunday. It's fun so get out and enjoy it! Mike Carter
As we approach another busy season of guiding I find that every year what I thought worked for a certain type of seasonal fishing has changed. I always start my season looking for the similarities between one-season to the next but many times I find that I just have to start... read more
Every year as we progress from winter to spring the elements affects the lake in many different ways; this year appears to be headed to one we will not forget! It’s been many years since we have had such a warm January leading us into some big changes for February. ... read more
During cold water fishing times there are at least three ways to rig up mud minnows. And actually, believe it or not, but this is a bait that works all of the time. I call it my cold water, easy to catch, and hardy as heck kind... read more
As is the case every spring we get several inches of rain and if history repeats itself this year will not be any different. The high water and run off from the strong rain will pull mud off the banks and the run off will add to the muddy conditions. You have to be prepared... read more