Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Normandy 5-16-2019

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Ronnie and I had a decent day considering how slow it was much of the time. We finally got into one area that produced for us. The ones above are the best of 11 that we put in the boat today from 6 am until noon.  Sufix Braid and Fluorocarbon leader and a VMC Weedless Finesse Jig. All for this week. Thanks for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin

Nick A Jack 5-14-2019

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Robert and I fish NAJ today from daylight until 12:30 caught 18 Largemouth with 4 above being the best. The 2 largest fish is the same fish-just a better pic.  Best bait  Rapala DT6 Demon We also caught several on soft plastics rigged on a 1/8oz VMC Finesse Weedless Jig  Sufix Braid and mono on the soft plastics Sufix 8lb Pro Mix Mono on the DT6. lake is down about 3 feet. Good day with another good friend. Thanks for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin

Tim’s Ford 5-10-2019

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Earlier this week when Robert and I was on Tim’s I hung and lost a couple Largemouth in lay downs.  We were looking for Smallmouth so we didn’t concentrate on on wood. I got to thinking about that yesterday so I went to Tim’s today to solely fish wood with 1 bait alone.  A new 6 inch soft plastic  that I like a lot. I fished 1 arm of a major creek and that was it.  I went up one side and down the other. I fished from 6 am until 11:30 am and what you see above is the result.  I used a VMC 7311 Fast Grip Wide Gap # 2/0 hook and pegged it with a VMC  3/16 oz Tungsten Worm Weight I used Sufix 10 lb Pro Mix  Thankfully I never lost a fish today-If I got a bite in came over the rails.  My curiosity paid off. Thanks for visiting my site Rick McFerrin

Tims Ford 5-7-2019


Robert sorry for cutting your head off in these pictures-I’ll do better next time. We put in right at day light and got off to a slow start. We moved several times and then found 2 areas that payed off. If Robert had a good partner today(that would be me)  there would have been 9 yes 9 more pictures. I either couldn’t keep stuck or I couldn’t get them out of the lay downs. I had my chances and didn’t make the best of them.  No equipment malfunctions just operator error. Everything on soft plastics today.  Sufix mono and braid  VMC Weedless Finesse Jigs Thanks for visiting my site Rick McFerrin

Center Hill Shell Crackers 5-6-2019


Ken and I got on some “Big” Shellcrackers this morning on CH. The big ones ranged from 12 to 13 inches and 1 3/4 lb to 2 lbs.  All on ultra lights. I was using Sufix 4lb mono a VMC Aberdeen # 8 hook a small split shot and a piece of night crawler. They would strip drag and dig deep-a lot of fun with a good friend. Thanks  for visiting my site Rick McFerrin

Tims Ford 5-1-2019

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I had a fun day on Tim’s catching and releasing 14 Smallmouth (all about the size you see above-No Keepers) 3 Hybrids-1 Nice Walleye-8 Rockbass and 1 Channel Cat. A mixture for sure. The Hybrids hit the new Rapala Waking Minnow pictured above.  I really believe that this is going to be one fantastic lure. The Rapala Waking Minnow is a Top Water Lure that has a Balsa Core with a durable Copolymer Outer Shell and Creates Huge Surface Wake simply by keeping your rod tip up and a steady retrieve–no additional action needed. Anyone can use this bait. The Waking Minnow has a Flashing Rolling Action and it isn’t only for Bass but as you can see Strippers/Hybrids as well. It’s equipped with 3 sets of VMC Black Nickel Round Bend Hooks. The Waking Minnow comes in 8 colors and is 5 ¼ inches in length and weight 3/4oz which helps with making long casts. Check it out at Click on Top Water Baits. I also caught several on a Rapala DT6 River Shad and soft plastics on a VMC Finesse Weedless Jig  Sufix Mono and Braid on all rods (wouldn’t have anything else_ Rick McFerrin

Normandy 4-24-2019

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I was happy to get Ronnie out in the boat today for a little while. We fished about 4 hours and had 9 total Largemouth with the 3 above being our best.  Everything on soft plastics and a weedless  3/32oz VMC Finesse Jig  Every time I fish with Ronnie he always talks about how much he likes the 8lb Sufix Mono and how strong it is.  We had a good time-please keep Ronnie in your prayers he is dealing with some heart issues and he tires out pretty quickly.  He’s a great guy and friend. Rick McFerrin

Tim’s Ford 4-23-2019

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I fished Tim’s today and had a good time even though I never put a big fish in the boat. I caught and released 17 all about the size that you see above on the Same Rapala Rip Stop that I caught several on a couple week ago. (See posts below) If you haven’t fished a Rip Stop yet you need to pick up at least 1 and give it a try, Today I fished it just like a swim bait except I would pause a couple time on my retrieve and  they nailed it. I fished the Rip Stop on Sufix 6lb Clear Blue Pro mix. After  the heat and air guy comes tomorrow morning I’m headed to Normandy to fish with Ronnie. He hasn’t been feeling  up to par but I talked him in to going for a while. Thanks for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin

Tim’s Ford 4-18-2019

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Well our my first day out with my oldest son Rick Jr. and his life long friend Terry went well considering we battled 30mph winds most of the day.  The ones above are all separate fish and our best. WE lost 8 or 9 additional good fish because they would tail walk and you know the story from there. WE threw everything in the boat but they wanted the presentation slow and slower which wasn’t as easy with the wind. I think we are going to set tomorrow out and shoot for Saturday. Sufix only on all my reels from Braid to Mono the absolute best on the market as far as I’m  concerned.  If you try Sufix you will stay with Sufix… VMC Finesse Weedless Jigs and soft plastics.  Rick McFerrin

Center Hill 4-15-2019

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I had about 4 hours to fish yesterday so I headed back to the Hill to try to pick up where I left off last week for Rick Jr.’s best friend coming in to fish this week WRONG! I squeaked out 2 Smallmouth and I Largemouth  out of that area and 4 short Spots on my way back to the ramp. We will see come Thursday.  I only  got bit on  2 things a  VMC Weedless Finesse Jig and soft plastics and a Moss Back #9 Rapala Rip Stop Hard Swim Bait  and just a side note it was flat cold yesterday morning-it felt like winter again. Rick McFerrin