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 over use certain baits and the bass appear to find other looks and presentations they prefer, it becomes obvious that you just have to put some baits down and move on. Well with that being some of the bad news; don’t throw them away.
When the late winter early spring time of year becomes upon us you always notice lots of boats fishing around the bridges. You can travel any lake this time of year and notice boat after boat either tied up to a bridge or fishing along the outside of it. The fact is that the... read more
INTRO BY JUDY: Well, my good old fishing partner, like a brother, and best-est customer of all times and I are going to try something special! Captain Steve “Triple Trouble” is going to take some of my recipes that I have been hoarding for many years, cook them according to... read more
Sometimes as fronts move in and out this time of year you’re forced to really slow down your presentation; I find that many of my customers really don’t understand what that really means. You can slow down just about any bait you just have to understand a few dynamics to do... read more
As we keep progressing into the spring bite one pattern that always rewards me is fishing visible cover like lay-downs along the banks, rocky edges that jet out from a point or boat docks that touch creek ends along a drop. These objects are visible and this obvious structure... read more