Category Archives: Fishing Reports

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

Tim’s Ford 5-13-2020

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Good morning on Tim’s today with Ronnie. We put 14 in the boat with the 7 above being the best. We also had 4 we lost all on Soft Plastics and a 3/16th VMC Weedless Finesse Jig Sufix Braid and Fluorocarbon leader .   If you haven’t tried the VMC Weedless Jigs when fishing a Ned Rig type bait  you would be surprised at how few hang ups you get. I throw them in everything. Next opportunity you have pick up a pack-I’d suggest starting with the 3/16ths It falls slower and you can fish it down to 15 feet or better easily.  Rick McFerrin

Normandy 5-11-2020

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8 on 4 in the boat this morning on Normandy. We had to hunt for the 8 bites we got which came out of only 2 places. Water temp in the low 60’s and the 15/20mph wind was cold-I was dressed like it was December/January. Sufix Braid with Sufix Fluorocarbon Leader VMC Weedless Finesse Jig and soft plastics.  More later this week. Rick McFerrin

Center Hill/NickaJack Report

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This is a 2 lake report. Ken and I fished CH last Friday looking for Shell Crackers-the lake is very high and we had trouble finding the old beds from the last couple years. We did catch 8 ShellCrackers (big one 1lb 6oz) several hand sized blue gill and a 3lb 6oz Smallmouth. I used a VMC #8 Spin Shot Hook and a VMC 8oz Tungsten Drop Shot Weight and a piece of crawler.  Yesterday Terry and I started out below the NAJ dam and had 1 Smallmouth (20inches) on a Rapala Red Craw DT6 couple Largemouth and *8 Spots.  It was very slow and people were loading out on a regular basis. We decided to move over to the lake where we caught 6 Largemouth.  Over all slow (atleast for us)  for how it has been on Nick A jack lately.  Rick McFerrin

Braxton Personal Best


Braxton and a buddy fished below the Nick A Jack Dam one day last week where Braxton caught his personal best Smallmouth a beautiful 5Lb 1oz . Sounds like the boys stayed busy they caught 60 White Bass-2 Smallmouth-4 Largemouth-6 spots-2 Meanmouth-10 Skip Jack-3 Yellow Strip and 2 Drum. Way to go Braxton! If you have never fished below the Nick Dam it can be fantastic when the generation is right, and you never know for sure what you might set the hook on. On the other hand if there is no to little generation it can be dead and tough as nails. Better check before you go.  Rick McFerrin

Tim’s Ford 4-22-2020

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The first thing I need to do is thank good friends David Duvall and Robert Markham for putting me on a bank that had several Smallmouth. “THANKS GUY’S”  This is a easy post as far as tackle is concerned–#6 VMC Live Bait Hook–Small Split Shot–Tuffy Minnow—Sufix 10lb Performance Braid -Sufix 8lb Fluorocarbon Leader  I caught and released 21 Smallmouth and missed several and had my line broken 1 time. Thanks for visiting my site. Rick McFerrin