Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Normandy 8-2-2021

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Finally back on the water—been having considerable knee problems but it seems the meds that the Orthopedic Surgeon prescribed is working so far.    I certainly don’t want to have them replaced.  Ronnie and I decided to troll today for walleye—Caught the Crappie and Bass you see instead. Robert Reeser gave us the 2 Walleye that you see. We trolled a variety of baits  and  a Rapala #6 Shad rap was the best. 8lb Sufix  Advance Mono I’m planning on fishing tomorrow some where-and will update you then. Rick McFerrin

My Grandson’s First Fish

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This is my youngest son Daniel and my 36 month old Grandson Marshall. We took him to the pond this afternoon and he caught some blue gill on his new rod that his daddy bought him this week. Marshall is a 5th generation fisherman in the McFerrin family. His smile says it all. I  have 2 sons-2 daughter in laws-2 grand daughters-1 grand son and 1 great grand daughter. We love our family Rena and I are  blessed. Rick

Normandy 6-17-21-2021

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I fished with Ronnie 2 times over the past week on Normandy and the 5 above was our best of the bunch. Everything On a VMC Finesse Weedless Jig and soft plastics. Sufix 20lb Yellow Performance Braid and a VMC Fluorocarbon leader. We thew everything but the sink at them-just very few bites for us.  I’ll update on my next trip. Rick McFerrin

Woods w/o 6-6-2021

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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 Sufix 20lb Yellow braid with a 10lb Sufix  Fluorocarbon leader  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

Woods 6-4-2021

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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  Sufix 20 yellow braid with a 10lb Sufix fluorocarbon . 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

Quick Up Date May 28-2021

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

Tim’s Ford 4-27-2021

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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 and a VMC Weedless Jig 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.  Thanks for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin

Tims Ford 4-26-2021

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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–  All on 6 or 8lb Sufix mono . More after the trip tomorrow Thank you for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin .

High School Central Division Regional Championship

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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

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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 –others on a VMC Darter Head Jig  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