All posts by Rick McFerrin

Normandy 7-8-2020

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Ronnie and I fished from 5:00 until 9:00 this morning catching 15 Largemouth &  Spot mix. The ones above was our best all caught on a 3/32oz VMC Weedless Finesse Jig and soft plastics Best 5 almost 15lbs. We both use Sufix Mono -Braid and Fluorocarbon .  Not much more to tell. Maybe more this week. Rick McFerrin

Normandy 7-2-2020

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Ronnie and I had a good 5 hours on Normandy this morning from 5:15 until 10:30. Started out with a good top water bite and then soft plastics on a 3/32oz Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor Weedless Finesse Jig and a Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor RapalaDT6 River Shad . The 5 Largemouth and 1 Walleye  above was our best. Ronnie and I both lost  big Largemouth 2 at the boat and one that got us hung in brush and broke off.   The old “What Could Have Been”   We also caught 4 or 5 smaller Spots.  We both use Tennessee Bass Guides sponsorPerformance Braid with a Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon leader on our finesse jigs. The combination gives you great cast ability and unmatched sensitivity.   More the middle of next week. Have a safe and happy 4th. Rick McFerrin

NAJ & Tims w/o 6-15-2020

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I fished NAJ by myself Monday the 15th and found fish late on a Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor Black Buzz bait www.terminator  as it was getting to hot for me to stay out. For those that might not know I had a heat stroke several years ago and I just don’t have the ability to battle the heat any more-so in the summer I just do what the heat allows me to do.  I had someone ask you mean you left them biting”? Yes. NO FISH is worth taking a chance any more for me! My body tells me when it’s enough the 4 I’m holding was my best that day. The 2 fish that Ronnie is holding was  on Thursday-the rest of the story is that we lost 3 other “Big fish” that was larger than the 2 that you see. We caught 10 total on a Fluke and soft plastics rigged on a Tennessee Bass Guides sponsorWeedless FinessJig  More next week Lord willing. Rick McFerrin

Nick A Jack 612020

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Best 7 of 15 that Ronnie and I had on NAJ this morning. We fished from 5:30 to noon and stayed in the lower end of the lake this time. Everything on either a Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor Rapala River Shad DT6  or a Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor Weedless Finesse Jig and soft plastics. Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor 8lb Mono on the crankbaits and Sufix Braid and Fluorocarbon on the Jigs  Rick McFerrin

Nick A Jack 5-26-2020

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Best 7 of 19 that Ronnie and I caught on NAJ this morning. Everything on either a Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor RapalaRiver Shad DT 6 or DT4 or Rapala Brat Both Ronnie and I was using 8lb Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor Mono .  Water temps still in the low 60’s with varying water color depending on where we were. More hopefully later this week. Rick McFerrin

Woods 5-21-2020

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Not much to tell today. I went to Woods to fish some of the Deep points and a couple humps looking for Smallmouth. I found several but they were VERY SHORT. Tied on a Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor Rapala BX BRAT Square Bill www.rapala and caught the 3 pictured above plus 4 short Largemouth. Lost one at the boat the was bigger than any I caught-and thats the whole story. Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor 8lb Pro Mix Mono Have a happy and safe holiday this week end-I’m planning to go to Nick  A Jack next week-I let you know what I do or don’t. Rick McFerrin

Tim’s Ford 5-19-2020

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Ronnie and I fished Tim’s for 6 hours this morning, caught 10 with the 7 above being our best. The lake was being pulled hard and dropped 2 to 3 inches while we were there.  We caught everything almost insight of the ramp-we did make a short run but truthfully shouldn’t have. There is was lot of color in the lake and the water temp was almost 67 degrees.  Everything on a 3/32 VMC Weedless Finesse Jig Sufix Braid and Fluorocarbon leader  and soft plastics. Mowing 2 yards tomorrow so it will be Thursday before I go again. Thanks for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin

Tim’s Ford 5-13-2020

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Good morning on Tim’s today with Ronnie. We put 14 in the boat with the 7 above being the best. We also had 4 we lost all on Soft Plastics and a 3/16th VMC Weedless Finesse Jig Sufix Braid and Fluorocarbon leader .   If you haven’t tried the VMC Weedless Jigs when fishing a Ned Rig type bait  you would be surprised at how few hang ups you get. I throw them in everything. Next opportunity you have pick up a pack-I’d suggest starting with the 3/16ths It falls slower and you can fish it down to 15 feet or better easily.  Rick McFerrin

Normandy 5-11-2020

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8 on 4 in the boat this morning on Normandy. We had to hunt for the 8 bites we got which came out of only 2 places. Water temp in the low 60’s and the 15/20mph wind was cold-I was dressed like it was December/January. Sufix Braid with Sufix Fluorocarbon Leader VMC Weedless Finesse Jig and soft plastics.  More later this week. Rick McFerrin