Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Nick A Jack 5-23-2017

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Ronnie and I got on the water about 20 minutes before day light ran to our first stop and stayed there for 3 hours or more. The results 23 Largemouth with the 10 above being our best. Off the water at 10:30am home by noon.  Everything on Soft plastics and 8lb Test Sufix Clear Blue Mono  Best line in each weight on the market today bar none. Rick McFerrin

Normandy 5-22-1017

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I caught and released 14 today on Normandy all caught on soft plastics and a Parrot  Rapala DT6 and 8lb Test Clear Blue Sufix Mono www.sufix.  It took me a little while to find them but when I did I had 9 out of one short area.  I spent a lot of time today trying to learn some new electronics–it was quickly  obvious to me that I need help.  Nick A Jack tomorrow. Rick McFerrin

Center Hill 5-18-2017

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Center Hill this morning the best of 6 total and all caught on a Rapala DT6 River Shad and 8lb test Sufix Clear Blue Mono   May moon Blue Gill hatch is in full swing-the fish that I caught were chasing the gills.  More Next week Lord willing. Rick McFerin

Nick A jack 5-15-2017

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Ronnie and I put in at Shell Mound right at day light (5am) . We had 12 Largemouth at our first stop just about as fast as you could cast then 9 more scattered here and there. We left the lake at 9:30am with 21 in the boat with the 5 above being our best. Again no big fish but a lot of fun any way. Everything on soft plastics and a Rapala DT6 River Shad  8lb Sufix Clear Blue Mono on both. Water still dingy with a lot of floaters and around 70 degrees when we left.  Rick McFerrin

Normandy 5-11-2017

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Normandy this morning with Ronnie. We fished from daylight until 9:00am and had a double limit of Spots. Although we didn’t have any BIG fish we had a blast while it lasted. Rapala Helsinki Shad Husky Jerk and soft plastics.  8lb Test Sufix Clear Blue Pro Mix Mono . More next week Lord willing. Rick McFerrin

Normandy 11 By 7

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I fished Normandy this morning and caught 1 Largemouth and 10 Spots between 5:30am and 7:00am all on a Rapala Shadow Rap Shad (Albino Shiner) The Albino Shiner has been a work horse for me this spring producing on every lake that I have fished. Do you have 1?  If not so your missing out. There is something special about the flash it puts off. All the spots were about the same size as what you see above. Back home by 10:30am and into the mulch-yes a “Honey DO”  Rick McFerrin

Nick A jack 5-8-5017

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I put in at Shell Mound this morning at daylight and left at 2:30pm. I caught and released 25 Largemouth with the ones above being my best. The lake is stained and had a lot of floaters here and there.  I caught everything on 2 rigs. A 3/8oz Threadfin Shad VMC Spin Jig www.vmchooks .com with a Smelt 360GT Searchbait on 10lb test Sufix Clear Blue Pro Mix  I had to keep the spin jig just above the bottom and the didn’t really nail it was almost like pulling through grass. The rest I caught on plastics and 8lb Sufix Pro Mix.  Water temp in mid to high 60’s.  More tomorrow. Rick McFerrin

Normandy 5-2-2017

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I haven’t been on Normandy for a while so I headed that way this morning. Water is almost muddy to very dingy from the first to second bridges and temps in the low 70’s.  I had 8 total bites 6 on soft plastics and 2 on a RapalaDT6 Live River Shad 8lb test Sufix  Clear Blue mono on each.  The 5 spots above was my best. My guess is that the spawn over all will be completed with this moon-we should begin to see some good surface activity on Normandy soon-it’s already happening on Nick A Jack and Center Hill that I know of.  More monsoon rain coming in tomorrow-Thursday and some Friday plus a cold front that will take us down to the high 30’s at night and low 50’s during the day-then another warm up the first of next week. Rick McFerrin

Middle Tn Lake Advisory

I know that I have a lot of out of state viewers on my site, so I’m just giving you a heads up.  If you are planning on coming to middle Tn.  to fish this week it might be a good idea to check with marinas or other out lets to get a up date on lake conditions. We are in a flood stage in many parts of middle Tn.  I know that the Manchester area which would effect Normandy-Tim’s and Woods had 6 inches of rain  or more the end of last week.  The forecast is better but we still have potential of large amounts of rain by the middle of the week.  Just hate to see you plan a trip and not be able to enjoy our beautiful water ways.  Be safe  Rick

Nick A Jack 4-17-2017

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9 of 18 I caught this morning on NAJ. Water temps in mid 60’s and great color. Everything today on the same Rapala Shadow Rap Shad (Albino Shiner) and a DT6 Live River Shad I marked some fish off a long point in 8 feet of water and they would inhale the River Shad. I used Sufix 8lb Clear Blue Mono on each bait, Team them with the Shadow Rap Shad& Live River Shad and you have a Great combo.  On at day light off at 11:30am…Rick McFerrin