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.
What a difference a little "Sunshine" can make for a day of fishing on the "Big-G". Yesterday I had a 4 hr. trip that turned out to be tough with the cold winds, but we were still able to put a few fish in the boat with 3/4 oz. Rat-L Traps. Today I had a cancelation so I decided to get out and see if the Sunshine would turn the fish back on, and it did! I started out with Choo Choo Shakers in 4-6 ft. of grass and had a few to cooperate, but the colder temps had these fish sluggish. When I broke out the Producer Swimbait and moved out to the deeper grass in 8-10 ft. the fun got started. I was able to get several quality fish, and missed a few around the deeper grass. It seemed the cold front had pushed several back out into these areas, and they were "eating". This is some 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