Category Archives: Fishing Reports

Masonstrong Cancer Benefit Tournament

Place: Tim’s Ford Bass Club  When: September 21,2019  Time: 7am to 3pm Payout: 1st $1,500   2nd $750.00   3rd $500.00 4th $250.00 Contact: Jeff Phillips  931-222-0129 for additional info or

They sent me a great flyer but I couldn’t get it to load up on my site. There is a WHOLE LOT of additional information, prizes etc involved in this…..Check it out.   Rick


Normandy 7-22-2019 WoW!

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Ronnie and I caught 35+ this morning on Normandy. 10 went in Ronnies freezer the other 25+ released to fight again.  We easily had 5 good keeper limits. I need to stop and ask a question. Do you like to throw finesse type baits? How about throwing them into laydowns-& heavy timber when they won’t hit a bigger bait? If you haven’t tried the VMC Weedless Jig your missing out. They come in Black or Grn Pumpkin with 4 weights–3/32–1/8–3/16–1/4oz sizes with either a VMC 1/0 or 2/0 light wire needle point hook-a Stainless Weed guard. 4 to a pack and the head has a hollow back that let’s you snug your bait up tight for a more natural presentation.  Team them up with Sufix Braid-Mono or Fluorocarbon and hold on.  More in a couple days hopefully. A good friend of mine Terry Hicks is having Bladder Cancer surgery tomorrow so I will be at the hospital with him. If you believe in prayer I would appreciate you remembering Terry.   Rick McFerrin

Normandy 7-19-2019

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Ronnie and I fished out of our own boats this morning but we did hook up to take pictures of what he and I had at the time. Everything on a VMC Finesse Weedless Jig and soft plastics. Ronnie and I both use Sufix Braid and Mono exclusively  I had 4 other sort Largemouth as well as what you see above.  Daylight to 10am——-then HOT-HOT-HOT. Rick McFerrin

Tim’s 7-10-2019

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I fished Tim’s this morning from 5am until 10:30am with the 8 above being my best. Everything on either a Rapala Skitter Walk or a Luhr-Jensen 1/2 Krocodile Spoon  8lb Sufix Clear Blue Pro Mix Mono  86.5 water temp and 100plus air heat index. I had 4 other blow-ups that didn’t connect and something on the spoon that I couldn’t turn.  Short trips for me in this heat. Rick McFerrin

Chickamauga 7-3-2019


Got a call from Braxton yesterday telling me about the fantastic trip he and Rob Donahue had on Chick.  I believe my numbers are right -65 total in the boat with the best 5 going some where in the 25-26 pound range. All came off of drops. A variety of baits and techniques was used by Rob and Braxton-what every they used it did good!  I asked Braxton (15years old)  about the heat and he said it wasn’t to bad-Oh I remember when I could say that-not so now after my heat stroke.  All the fish I caught this week was at Captain D’s.  Great job guys…….Rick McFerrin

Normandy Spots -14-2019

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My youngest son Daniel took the day off and we headed to Normandy to Walleye fish. That didn’t work for us in the first 2 hours so we switched to Spots and had a double limit. I started taking Daniel to the lake when he was still in his car seat and diapers. We would stay for a couple hours and catch Bluegill so he could reel them in. I had a rope tied to the back of his life jacket to keep him from falling out of the boat-he would take his Mickey Mouse Spin Cast and away we would go. Now he has a 18 month old (Marshall) that is ready to do the same thing–Needless to say I enjoyed today more than I can say. 1/8oz Black VMC Moon Eye Jig and 6lb Sufix Clear Blue Pro Mix Mono. More next week depending on the weather Rick McFerrin

2 Day Report “New” BX Brat Color

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This report is for Normandy today 6-10-2019 and for Tim’s one day last week.  I had 6 good Largemouth on Normandy this morning.  The 3 Smallmouth you see below all came in one spot within 2 good casts from one another. I also had several smaller Smallmouth that day as well. Today I should have had 10 to show you but I lost 3 good fish that I couldn’t get out of the laydowns and another one I just didn’t have stuck. I also had 5 short fish as well.  I’m really excited about some “New” baits here at Rapala. First is a dynamite new color of a BX Brat that is called Hot Dang  It’s a black back-Gray sided bait with  a touch of chartreuse, This is going to be a good one around here. Most of the Smallmouth I caught last week and 3 of the Largemouth you see above came on this bait, You can see a small willow leaf blade on the back treble (I’ll explain in a minute). First we are going to have 4 new colors on the Brat Series PLUS a new BIG BRAT as well. It will be 3/4 of an inch longer 1/2 ounce heavier than the Brat you see above. It should push more water and present a bigger target when needed. The Big Brat will come in one depth range (6Foot) compared to 2 depth ranges we have now (3 Foot & 6 Foot) I don’t have a big one yet to show you and I’m guarding the 2 Hot Dang that I have with my life. They should start showing up in the stores soon. Now for the blade. We also have a “New” Bladed Hybrid 1x strong Short Shank Treble Hook with a small willow leaf blade that is resin sealed into the hook.  The Bladed Hybrid will be available in a #8–#6–#4–and a #2. I immediately attached one to the Hot Dang and man it looks fantastic in the water and as I have already found out the bass like it too.  Can’t wait to get more of these new baits in my hands–Keep watch at your favorite Store they will be coming soon. More hopefully tomorrow. Rick McFerrin

Center Hill 5-30-2019 B&B Doing It Again


Billy and Braxton sent me these pictures of some “Nice” large mouth they caught 2 days ago on the Hill. If you will notice Billy is only holding 1 and it’s the smallest one. Hummm!!!! Way to go guy’s. Braxton keep the pressure on old granddad.  I hope to get back out this next week, my wife is doing better Praise The Lord! Have a great week end. Rick McFerrin


Center Hill 5-24-2019 Billy & Braxton

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Billy sent me these pictures from his and Braxton’s  trip on CH yesterday. Bill said they caught 24 total with 6 keepers. I don’t know much more than that except Braxton has been taught well. He was the only freshman to letter at Warren Co. High School on the fishing team this year and finished high in the state standings as well.  I’m sure he will wear Billy out this summer wanting to be on the water everyday.  Way to go Braxton!!!!!   Rick McFerrin