Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Normandy 6-11-2018

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Ronnie and I fished Normandy this morning from daylight until 9:30 and had 15 Largemouth/Spot combination. No big’ns but a lot of fun. Everything was on soft plastics.  Ronnie was using Sufix 8lb mono while I was using a combination Of Sufix Performance 20/6 Braid with a 8lb Sufix 100% Fluorocarbon leader. and a VMC 3/0 Wide Gap Hook.  More maybe in a couple days. VBS this week at the church and I’m the cook! Rick McFerrin

Normandy 6-7-2018

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Ronnie and I had 14 Largemouth/Spot mix on Normandy this morning on a Rapala DT6 Caribbean Shad and soft plastics on a VMC finesse weedless jig. These VMC jigs work extremely well through all types of cover and are extremely sharp which is a VMC trademark. If you haven’t tried them pick up a pack or two of different weights and you will be very pleased.  www.vmchookscom  We both use Sufix Mono and Braid strongest small diameter lines on the market today and always my choice. Back home by 10:30am Rick McFerrin

CenterHill Shell Crackers 5-25-2018

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Ken and I fished from daylight until 10:30am this morning and caught 13 Shell Crackers and a bunch of Blue Gill (all released) Ken had his personal best with a chunk that measured 12 inches-all the others were in the 10 to 11 inch range. Sufix 4lb Test Mono and the same VMC Long Shank Light Wire Hook that I used the other day. (see 5-23 post)  Lot’s of fun…Rick McFerrin

Tim’s 5-24-2018——3 hours

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Ronnie and I only fished 3 hours this morning on Tim’s and had the 4 pictured above. Both of us use Sufix mono-I think Ronnie was using 10lb nd I was using 8lb—I said it before and I will say it again-Sufix is bar none the best line I have ever had on a reel. It is smooth as silk and unbelievably strong for the small diameter. If you haven’t tried it your missing out.  Thanks for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin

Center Hill Shell Crackers 5-23-2018


Good friend and pan fish specialist Mike Dial and I fished the Hill this morning for Shell Crackers and had   fantastic time. We both limited out with 20 apiece (40 TTL) plus some decent Blue Gill as well. Largest was right at 12inches and we had multiple Shell Crakers  in the 10 to 11 inch range as well. Ultra light gear 4lb test Clear Blue Sufix Pro Mix Mono and a VMC Long Shank 9146   #8 Aberdeen Hook  and a night crawler. To say we had a blast falls way short. Mike and I are going to do it again soon. Rick McFerrin

Braxton Campbell

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Just got these 4 pictures of Braxton holding up some nice ones from Tim’s. I don’t have any info to go with them-but I can tell you this Braxton is a fish catching machine-and is growing up in a fishing family with his father Jason and grandfather Billy.  I like the hat Braxton-your a good rep.  Keep lifting up over the sides. Rick McFerrin

Tim’s Ford 5-16-2018

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Several months ago I got a call from the gentleman that you see pictured above his name is  Don Rasbach. Don and I worked together years ago in the food industry. Don wanted to plan a trip for he and his son to catch a smallmouth-something they had never done.  We fished this past Tuesday and it was a hot (93)-no breeze-tough day from the get go for us. We put in at daylight at Holiday and finished at  2:15pm in Rays Branch.  We caught and released 15 Smallmouth, Largemouth mix all caught on soft plastic rigged on a VMV Finesse Weedless Jig  Head and Sufix 6lb Mono  Don and Hunter both were very good to fish with and hung in there to the bitter end.  Good to hear from and fish with an old friend-Rick McFerrin

Tim’s Ford 5-8-2018

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It’s been several weeks since I have been on Tim’s so Ronnie and I decided to put in at Rock Creek yesterday and what you see above other than a short Smallmouth and a Flat Head Cat was all she wrote. Not much to tell-we fished from the Rock Creek ramp to the bridge  at Devils Step. All 3 of the Largemouth hit a Rapala DT6 River Shad thrown on Sufix 6lb Pro Mix Mono . We threw the arsenal at them yesterday with no takers. Water temps has risen to the mid to high 70’s-tons of pollen on the water-No excuses just couldn’t figure them out. Rick McFerrin

Apalachicola Fla. May 2018

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Ken Jenkins and I drove to Apalachicola this Monday and fished with Andrew Sapp who owns “Caught Up Charters” on Tuesday and Wednesday.  We faced very strong winds that kept the bay muddy every day-depth viability was almost zero. Even with that we were able to catch the trout that you see above and a 16lb Triple Tail. I also had the opportunity for another Triple Tail and blew it-looked like a rookie big  time. Between fishing with Andrew for 2 days  and off a pier 1 day Ken and I caught well over 150 or better. Several different species-some with teeth some not. If you are going to that area of Fla. and want to use a guide I would recommend that you contact Andrew at 850-653-5208 and check out his availability. I would like to go back and just do the Triple Tail thing someday Lord willing.  Now I focus again on those beautiful Brown Fish that swim in our waters. Good to be back home-good trip with a good friend. Rick McFerrin

Center Hill 4-17-2018

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Best 14 or 25 that Ken Jenkins and I caught on the Hill this morning all on a VMC Dater Head Jig and soft plastics. We both was using  Sufix 6lb Mono A lot of stuff floating and the lake was up maybe a foot or so-water temps early was 53+ and the warmest we found just before we left was 55+. Another good day-Thankful for it. Rick McFerrin