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.
The fish are coming off of their spawning pattern and have started moving out to some of the deeper grass and ledge areas. There are still several in the shallow grass that can be taken with soft plastics but when you break out the Producer Swimbaits and Choo Choo Rocker jigs the quality has been more consistent. I had a trip Monday with 3 gentlemen that wanted to just catch a few fish to have some fun with during their visit here from Wisconsin and the shallow grass areas produced some action with smaller swimbaits and plastics. Today I had a couple of gentlemen from Ga. that wanted to get into some swimbait and jig action around some of the deeper areas. We started out with 3/4 oz. Producer Swimbaits and was able to get some good quality bites, and after a couple of fish one guy found out just how hard a "Big-G HAWG" can hit one of these baits. The sad part was he also found out the feeling when one of this size decides it has somewhere better to go and just comes off. This happened a couple of more times with these guys and created some great conversation and ribbing for the rest of the day. When the wind stopped and the water became "dead calm" they started using Choo Choo Rocker and Football Jigs and the action picked up where it left off. The Spots were even getting in on the action with the jigs. The only downfall for today was once again the floating eel grass and this has been very frustrating to deal with, but it's here and we just have to keep moving until you find and area that it's not so bad and see if there's a fish in that area that will "stretch your string". Have fun, Mike Carter
Anglers with a bit of salt in their hair remember fondly the venerable Sassy Shad, the paddle-tailed, shad-shaped soft plastic wonder that caught practically anything that swims.
In the fishing lure world, what is old oftentimes becomes new again. Over the last decade... read more
As long as the world is into gifts and Easter appears to be one of those giving dates in time letís explore what might go easily into your fisherman Easter basket. First of all eggs with candy in it just donít get it. So empty the eggs and put some small bait in the egg shells... read more
With so many weather changes and the up and down of fishing in the past few years many people are starting to use the Lunar Table to predict their fishing day. The table gives you some good information on feeding times, length of feeding time and the moon phase associated with... read more
Even though I do not fish a Carolina rig a lot it is however a very effective fish catching bait for spring time fishing. My bias against it has nothing to do with its ability to produce bites only that I have had customers hit each other or hook each other because of the leader... read more
If there is a question that I get repeatedly from my customers its whether or not color makes a difference? My answer is somewhat complex; color matters but not in all circumstances. Some examples of that has a lot to do with water color, I just donít believe that fish see different... read more