All posts by Rick McFerrin

Tim’s Ford 6-21-2017

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Another good morning on Tim’s with Ronnie. We caught and released 20 or more Largemouth, Smallmouth, White Bass and Hybrids. We couldn’t find the Hybrids today like we did Monday but the action was still good for about 1 1/2 hours then it died at least for us. We also stopped in and area on our way back to the ramp (10am)  and had several Largemouth blow up on a Rapala Skitter Walk but wouldn’t hook up. Everything today was on the Skitter Walk-DT6 River Shad-Sliver and Blue Jigging Rap www.rapala.com and soft plastics.  Sufix  Clear Blue ProMix in 8-10-12lb test depending on what we were doing. www.sufix.com. I’m on vacation for the next 10 days or so-Anniversary next Tuesday-and with the monsoon moving in from Florida I’m not sure how much more I will be able to post-we will see.  Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

Tim’s Ford 6-19-2017

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Ronnie and I had a good day on Tim’s We caught and released 30 or more mix of Largemouth, Smallmouth, White Bass and Hybrids all but a few were caught vertical jigging a Sliver Blue Rapala Jigging Rap in 25 to 30 feet of water(see picture above). We also lost a couple big??????? Don’t know but they were stout. www.rapala.com I was using 10lb test Clear Blue Sufix Pro Mix www.sufix.com and Ronnie was using 12lb.  First time on Tim’s in a long time-Rick McFerrinwww.tennesseebassguides.com

Nick A Jack & Tim’s w/o 6-5-2017

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This has been a week of “A Little Fishing” and “A lot Of Tech”  I started out on NAJ caught what I caught early then spent the next 3 hours or more when it got HOT  practicing using as many functions on my new electronics as possible writing down notes and experimenting.  Center Hill yesterday with Ken was a very productive Tech Day for me-he helped clear up many questions on how to get to where I wanted to go on my units. We spent 70% of our time on my electronics.  We also had some decent Smallmouth as well plus a 15-20lb ? Drum.  The reason for the drum pic is because I’m always talking about how good the 6 & 8 Lb Test Sufix mono is—This fish was on 6lb Sufix Clear Blue Pro Mix www.sufix.com. Fantastic line!!!   Everything on a Rapala River Shad DT6 and soft plastics.  www.rapala.com  Here comes the broken record-If you don’t have several River Shad DT6’s in your boat you are missing fish-it’s just that simple.  Rick www.tennesseebassguides.com

Nick A Jack 5-23-2017

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Ronnie and I got on the water about 20 minutes before day light ran to our first stop and stayed there for 3 hours or more. The results 23 Largemouth with the 10 above being our best. Off the water at 10:30am home by noon.  Everything on Soft plastics and 8lb Test Sufix Clear Blue Mono www.sufix.com.  Best line in each weight on the market today bar none. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

Normandy 5-22-1017

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I caught and released 14 today on Normandy all caught on soft plastics and a Parrot  Rapala DT6 www.rapala.com and 8lb Test Clear Blue Sufix Mono www.sufix.  It took me a little while to find them but when I did I had 9 out of one short area.  I spent a lot of time today trying to learn some new electronics–it was quickly  obvious to me that I need help.  Nick A Jack tomorrow. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

Center Hill 5-18-2017

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Center Hill this morning the best of 6 total and all caught on a Rapala DT6 River Shad www.rapala.com and 8lb test Sufix Clear Blue Mono www.sufix.com.   May moon Blue Gill hatch is in full swing-the fish that I caught were chasing the gills.  More Next week Lord willing. Rick McFerin www.tennesseebassguides.com

Nick A jack 5-15-2017

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Ronnie and I put in at Shell Mound right at day light (5am) . We had 12 Largemouth at our first stop just about as fast as you could cast then 9 more scattered here and there. We left the lake at 9:30am with 21 in the boat with the 5 above being our best. Again no big fish but a lot of fun any way. Everything on soft plastics and a Rapala DT6 River Shad www.rapala.com.  8lb Sufix Clear Blue Mono on both. www.sufix.com. Water still dingy with a lot of floaters and around 70 degrees when we left.  Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

Normandy 5-11-2017

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Normandy this morning with Ronnie. We fished from daylight until 9:00am and had a double limit of Spots. Although we didn’t have any BIG fish we had a blast while it lasted. Rapala Helsinki Shad Husky Jerk www.rapala.com and soft plastics.  8lb Test Sufix Clear Blue Pro Mix Mono www.sufix.com . More next week Lord willing. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

Normandy 11 By 7

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I fished Normandy this morning and caught 1 Largemouth and 10 Spots between 5:30am and 7:00am all on a Rapala Shadow Rap Shad (Albino Shiner) www.rapala.com The Albino Shiner has been a work horse for me this spring producing on every lake that I have fished. Do you have 1?  If not so your missing out. There is something special about the flash it puts off. All the spots were about the same size as what you see above. Back home by 10:30am and into the mulch-yes a “Honey DO”  Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

Nick A jack 5-8-5017

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I put in at Shell Mound this morning at daylight and left at 2:30pm. I caught and released 25 Largemouth with the ones above being my best. The lake is stained and had a lot of floaters here and there.  I caught everything on 2 rigs. A 3/8oz Threadfin Shad VMC Spin Jig www.vmchooks .com with a Smelt 360GT Searchbait  www.stormlures.com on 10lb test Sufix Clear Blue Pro Mix Mono.www.sufix.com  I had to keep the spin jig just above the bottom and the didn’t really nail it was almost like pulling through grass. The rest I caught on plastics and 8lb Sufix Pro Mix.  Water temp in mid to high 60’s.  More tomorrow. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com