Category Archives: Fishing Reports

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

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 and a Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor RapalaDT6 River Shad . 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 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

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  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  More next week Lord willing. Rick McFerrin

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  or a Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor Weedless Finesse Jig and soft plastics. Tennessee Bass Guides sponsor 8lb Mono on the crankbaits and Sufix Braid and Fluorocarbon on the Jigs  Rick McFerrin

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

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 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

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