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  www.vmchooks.com. Best 5 almost 15lbs. We both use Sufix Mono -Braid and Fluorocarbon www.sufix.com .  Not much more to tell. Maybe more this week. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

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 www.vmchooks.com and a Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor RapalaDT6 River Shad www.rapala.com . 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 www.sufix.com 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 www.tennesseebassguides.com

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 lures.com  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 www.vmchooks.com  More next week Lord willing. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

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 www.rapala.com  or a Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor Weedless Finesse Jig awww.vmchooks.com and soft plastics. Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor 8lb Mono on the crankbaits and Sufix Braid and Fluorocarbon on the Jigs www.sufix.com  Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

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 www.rapala.com Both Ronnie and I was using 8lb Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor Mono www.sufix.com .  Water temps still in the low 60’s with varying water color depending on where we were. More hopefully later this week. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

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 www.sufix.com. 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 www.tennesseebassguides.com

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 www.vmchooks.com Sufix Braid and Fluorocarbon leader www.sufix.com  and soft plastics. Mowing 2 yards tomorrow so it will be Thursday before I go again. Thanks for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

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 www.vmchooks.com Sufix Braid and Fluorocarbon leader www.sufix.com .   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 www.tennesseebassguides.com

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 www.sufix.com VMC Weedless Finesse Jig www.vmchooks.com and soft plastics.  More later this week. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com