Fished Woods twice this week with the ones above being the best of the bunch. Several 13-14 inch size fish and a couple decent ones. Long time friend (My Web Master) Jay Arnold and I fished Monday and I fished by myself for 4 hours this morning. Everything on a VMC #2 Worm Hook 1/8oz VMC Tungsten weight www.vmchoof.com Sufix 20lb Yellow braid with a 10lb Sufix Fluorocarbon leader www.sufix.com and soft plastics. It’s been nice on the water this week-clouds-some light rain-not to hot. More next week the Lord willing. Thanks for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com
I appreciate all the e-mails checking on me over the past many weeks. Hopefully I had my last therapy session on my back the first of the week-I’m 200% better than I was. I can even bend over enough to put my own socks on. Ha! I decided I would test things out so I went to Woods yesterday-put in at 6:30 and fished until 10:30 and never left the sight of the ramp. The parking lot at Morris Ferry was already filling up. Caught and released 5 Largemouth with the 3 above being my best. Everything on a 1/8 oz VMC Finesse Rugby Jig and soft plastics www.vmchooks.com Sufix 20 yellow braid with a 10lb Sufix fluorocarbon www.sufix.com . Water temps rising quickly and so was the temper of 2 guys trying to back in at the same time (Come on guys it’s just fishing) First for ramp rage I have seen this year. Hope to have more for you next week Lord willing. Thanks again for checking in. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com
I have had several messages asking about different lakes. I have been down in my back-I was having spasms when I would hit a wave. I’m going to a Sports Massage Therapist and I think I’m turning the corner. I hope to have some first hand info by the end of next week. Have a safe weekend on the water—a lot of crazies out there that think they have brakes on the boats. Rick
2nd day with good friend Tim White-The ones you see above was our best-we also had 5 not pictured. Rapala #8 X Rap www.rapala.com and a VMC Weedless Jig www.vmchooks.com rigged with soft plastics did the best for us today. 6-8lb test Sufix mono ans 10lb Sufix Braid with a 8lb Sufix Fluorocarbon leader. www.sufix.com Thanks for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com
Fished Tim’s today with long time friend Tim White. Tim and I trade trips—-3 days on Tim’s with me and then 3 days on Lake Hartwell with Tim. We stayed busy for 6 hours- catching and releasing 17 Smallmouth-Largemouth-Hybrids and even some very healthy Rock Bass. I was throwing the same Rapala #8 X Rap that I used last week and it’s still working–www.rapala.com All on 6 or 8lb Sufix mono www.sufix.com . More after the trip tomorrow Thank you for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com .
Congratulations to Braxon and Lane for winning the Central Div Championship. 83 Boats participated in this event. Braxton and Lane weighed in 16:38lbs with the 2 largest weighing 4:11lb and 4:40.lbs. Braxton said all the fish came out of a very small area tht they worked over and over. Great job! Next stop Chickamauga . Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com
Ken Jenkins and I fished Tim’s this morning from 6:30 until noon and the ones above was our best. Our largest fish came on a #8 Rapala www.rapala.com –others on a VMC Darter Head Jig www.vmchooks.com rigged with a swim bait and a VMC Weedless Finesse Jig and soft plastic. We had zero wind until 10:15 or so then it picked up some. Sufix Braid and Mono wouldn’t use anything else no matter what. Thanks for visiting my site Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com
Fished Tim’s by my self today caught 10 Smallmouth 2 Large Mouth 6 Hybrids. Everything on Sufix 6lb Adavance Mono wwww.sufix.com A swim bait on a 3/16 VMC Darter Head Jig Head www.vmchooks.com and a VMC Weedless Finesse Jig and soft plastics. Wtare temp mid 60’s and back to Tim’s clear. Thanks for visiting my site Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides.com
Pictured above is Lane-Braxton and Jason Braxton’s father. Braxton and Lane finished 2nd out of 129 boats at Tim’s this past weekend with 5 for 12.84. I’s sorry you can’t see the Smallmouth that they are holding-great fish. The guys have done real well this year and hope to finish up strong on Dale Hollow this coming week end. Good job guy’s and good luck Saturday. The guys are currently ranked 4th in the state out of nearly 400 boats.