All posts by Rick McFerrin

Recent Trip Pictures

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The pictures above are my best in recent trips I caught several smaller fish as well.. I know I told this before-but every since I had a heat stroke several years ago-high temps and humidity is a killer for me-I just don’t last long. So my trips are in the 3 hour range depending on the heat.  Most of what I have caught has been on a VMC Weedless Finesse Jig www.vmchooks.com and soft plastics rigged on Sufix 20lb Braid with a 8lb Fluorocarbon leader www.sufix.com . I have also caught several Texas rigging a black trick worm on a VMC Finesse Keko hook with a VMC Tungsten bullet weight. I like the adjustable Fluorocarbon Keeper on these hooks-they work great.  I will have more post and info to post as the temps begin to decline-until then stay safe on the water a don’t think you 10 feet tall and bullet proff when it comes to getting to much sun. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com

Braxton Campbell Qualities For Bassmasters High School Championship

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Congratulations to  Braxton for qualifying as a sophomore  for the Bassmasters High School National Championship Tournament that will be held on Kentucky Lake October 22-24.   Braxton in entering his Jr. year at Warren County High School and fishes with his partner Lane for the Pioneer Anglers Warren County Team.  This was no small accomplishment because there was 304 boats  in the Central Tennessee Region and Braxton and Lane fished 5th over all. Braxton comes from a fishing family and has honed his skills under the watchful eyes of his father (Jason) and his grandfather (Billy) who is also the boats captain.  I know that all us are proud of Braxton and Lane and will be pulling for them on Kentucky Lake.

Tackle For Sale

I have a variety of soft and hard baits for sale. THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY RAPALA-VMC-LUHRJENSEN-STORM-& TERMINATOR .  There is far more than I can list-so if your interested call me at 615-308-9936  or text me at rickm@dtccom.net and I will be happy to tell you what I have. Thanks Rick

New Items 2020

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Let me start off by saying I wish I was a better photographer-This is just 4 of the new items that we have coming from Rapala-VMC-Terminator-Sufix-Storm-Luhr-Jensen and Blue Fox this fall.

Let’s start in the upper left hand corner with the 2 1/2 inch 1/2oz Rap-V Blade which is a metal plastic combination that will be a great addition that likes to fish a blade type bait. It has 2 line tie positions that will allow a variety of retrieves. The Rap V Blade has instant vibration no matter if you are fishing it on a slow fall or swimming it back to the boat. 16 colors-double belly hook & a VMC round bend treble makes this a multi specie must have.

The next 2 pictures left to right is the new  Ott’s Garage Series OG Slim 6 which was designed and born in Ott Defoe’s Garage. The Rapala OG6 Slim is a balsa-flat sided bait with a medium wobble and tight side to side action. I hope you can see the light weight  circuit board lip is thin but delivers a great action upon retrieve. 2 3/4 inch long and 1/2oz in weight gives you the ability to make long casts and gives you great hook up’s with the VMC Black Nickle 1X strong Hybrid Trebles Hooks. 14 colors -these are going to be HOT!!!

The next 2 pictures are of the new VMC Crossover Pliers designed to help make rigging soft plastics and worms for Neko and Wacky easy easy! Made of lightweight durable plastic-has 2 compartments in the handle to store cross over rings. Simply slide the desired size ring in place, compress the plier handle to open jaws slide your bait in, release and your ready to add your favorite VMC Hook.. Can’t be any easier than that. Crossover Rings come in  5 sizes and in three colors-Black-Clear and Green Pumpkin.

The last picture is of the new Hybrid Swimbait Jig which comes in 5 weights from 3/16oz to 1/2oz each having a wider gap hook and bend for extra strength. 3d Holographic Eyes and WIDE DIA spring that hooks your swim bait on like glue.

All the new items are being shown at I CAST this year be on the look out for more info and BETTER PIC’S . Great great new additions for all of us this year.

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

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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