Category Archives: Fishing Reports



Yesterday I fished Normandy-I only had 8 bites but my best 5 weighed 12.58lbs.  All on a Rapala DT6 Caribbean Shad. Water temp was 48 degrees………………………I WILL INCLUDE PICTURES WHEN I CAN…….Sorry for the mess.     Rick

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

From The McFerrin’s

This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about. His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus because he will save his people from their sins.”

All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:” The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means “God with us”). When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. 25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

Matthew 1:18-24

The Lord has blessed us abundantly and we pray his blessing upon you and your family!

2 Day Report Tim’s and Normandy

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I fished Normandy yesterday caught 5 with the 2 above being the best. Big fish was 3.38lbs and all caught on a Rapala DT6 Caribbean Shad and Sufix 6lb Pro Mix Mono Water temp was 48 degrees and all the fish were on shallow gravel. Today I fished Tim’s with the intent of spending the day throwing a float & fly which I did for 2 hours with no takers. So I picked up the VMC Weedless JIg and soft plastics and caught 8 Smallmouth and 5 Largemouth (BUT) no keepers. Every fish was holding close to cover and the thicker the better. Water temp was 53 degrees-and no sign of turn over in the areas of Normandy or Tim’s that I fished. That’s all for this week. Rick McFerrin

Normandy 11-23-20

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Fished Normandy this morning from 7 am until 12:30 pm caught and released 3 Spots-2 Largemouth biggest was 3 1/4lb and 1 17inch Smallmouth all on a Rapala DT6 Red Craw and Sufix 6lb Clear Blue Pro Mix Mono  Water temp was between 56 and 58 every where I fished. I think we should be having turnover soon-this normally helps after it settles. More later this week Lord willing. Rick McFerrin

Douglas Lake High School Tournament

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Congratulations to Braxton and Lane for their 26th place finish at Douglas last week.  Before the tournament they were 10th in the state in the points and after a 26th place finish out of 154 boats with 5 for 8.83 they should move up a couple more spots. Everything on Rapala DT6’s in Shad colors. Way to go guys.

Tim’s Ford 11-3-2020

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I fished Tim’s today from 8am until 3pm. I caught and released 20 Smallmouth for the day. 18 were short all ranging between 10 ind 14 inches but 2 were  right at 19 inches each. Everything on soft plastics rigged on a 3/32 VMC Weedless Finesse Jig.  Sufix 20lb braid and a long 8lb Sufix fluorocarbon leader.   More Thursday Lord willing. Rick McFerrin Water temp was 64 degrees and the normal Tim’s water clarity.

Lake Hartwell October 25-27-20

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I fished Lake Hartwell  with long time friend Tim White catching and releasing 54 Spots. I have a ton of pictures but the ones above will give you a good idea of what we caught. Our largest was right at 3lb and all were caught on 2 techniques (1) Top Water (2) Soft Plastics. I was throwing a  Blue Mullet Rapala Skitter Walk which is my first go to  “Walk The Dog” Action Bait The Sitter Walk swims perfectly right out of the box and has been super reliable for me year after year.  I’m going to sound like a broken record at this point but soft plastics rigged on a VMC 3/16th Weedless Finesse Jig paid off big time again. You can toss these into lay downs-rocks and other structure with little to no hand ups. I think in 2 1/2 days I was hung 2 or 3 times max. The stainless steel Weedguard works fantastic.The hollow back of the head allows you to snug your bait close for a better natural presentation. A dab of glue and your good to go.  www.vmchooks,com Line of choice is always Sufix. I like Sufix 20lb Yellow Braid with a long Sufix 6 or 8 lb Sufix  fluorocarbon leader-this combination gives you great casting  distance with these smaller light weight baits but still with a tremendous amount of sensitivity.  Good fishing with a good friend-hard to beat. Rick McFerrin


I have been having difficulty on and off with my server over the past several weeks——if you check and it’s gone—-it’s not really gone just server problems. I haven’t posted any new stuff for several weeks…………..BUT……will have some great pics from Lake Hartwell of Spots we caught this past week—54 Spots in 2 1/2 days////I will post as soon as I get the pic’s    Rick

Post For Week Beginning 9-21-2020

Thankfully the 90 degrees and high humidity is gone and I can get back on the water for more than a couple hours at a time. Ronnie and I fished Tim’s on Monday had 9 on and put 7 Smallmouth in the boat (No 18 inch keepers) everything on soft plastics and a VMC Finness Weedless Jig  and Sufix Braid with a Sufix Fluorocarbon leader. today I fished Center Hill alone had 4 Smallmouth, 2 Largemouth and 4 Spots. (No 15 inch Largemouth or keeper Smallmouth) the 4 Spots were all in the 12 inch range.  2 of my 10 hit the NEW Green Gizzard Shad  DT6. Check the new colors out at Total for the week 17 in the boat no keepers. HOWEVER I’m thankful to be back on the water. Main Lake Water temp on Tim’s  and Center Hill  was 76. More Lord willing next week. Rick McFerrin www.tennesseebassguides

Recent Trip Pictures


The pictures above are my best in recent trips I caught several smaller fish as well.. I know I told this before-but every since I had a heat stroke several years ago-high temps and humidity is a killer for me-I just don’t last long. So my trips are in the 3 hour range depending on the heat.  Most of what I have caught has been on a VMC Weedless Finesse Jig and soft plastics rigged on Sufix 20lb Braid with a 8lb Fluorocarbon leader . I have also caught several Texas rigging a black trick worm on a VMC Finesse Keko hook with a VMC Tungsten bullet weight. I like the adjustable Fluorocarbon Keeper on these hooks-they work great.  I will have more post and info to post as the temps begin to decline-until then stay safe on the water a don’t think you 10 feet tall and bullet proff when it comes to getting to much sun. Rick McFerrin