How Did the Bass Pros Do On Lake Guntersville?

Legendary Bass Pros in North Alabama on Lake Guntersville By Frank Sargeant from The Fishing Wire Most of the best-known names in professional bass fishing probed the favorite local spots at Lake Guntersville, in the northeast corner of Alabama, as the Diet Mountain Dew Bassmaster Elite tour got underway on Thursday, April 9, and continued through Sunday, April 12. Daily takeoffs and weigh-ins were at Guntersville City Harbor, adjacent the 431 bridge on the north edge of town. With water Read more [...]

How To Filet Fish

I love to catch fish - I never met one I didn't want to catch - but I like to eat them, too. I know those fanatical about catch and release will be upset, but I believe in catch and hot grease, too, even for bass. I keep a lot of the spots I catch, especially in area lakes where they are not native and cause problems, and cook them just about every week. I have many good recipes for fish. When I filet fish getting ready usually takes more time than the fileting. I like to leave fish on ice Read more [...]

What Is An Overlooked Crankbait for Cold Water Bass?

An Over-Looked Crank For Cold-Weather Bass By Steve Pennaz from The Fishing Wire When you fish against a guy like Tony Owens, biologist with the Texas Freshwater Fishery Center in Athens, Texas, you pay attention to the little things or you get left in the dust. Tony not only lives bass every day at his job, he regularly fishes tournaments in East Texas and knows how to catch fish. But on this trip, he was struggling almost as badly as me. His spinnerbait pattern produced a couple good Read more [...]

Lake Lanier Fishing Did Not Live Up To Hopes, At Least for My Club

Last Sunday 21 members and guests of the Flint River Bass Club fished our April tournament at Lanier. We were all excited – fishing reports said they were biting good and everything seemed right. And when Chuck Croft told us at the meeting Tuesday night he and his partner won a tournament there the weekend before with 22 pounds, we just knew we would catch fish. Nope. In nine hours of casting, we landed 41 bass weighing about 79 pounds. There were only four five-bass limits and six members Read more [...]

Why Are Gill Nets A Bad Idea On TVA Lakes?

Gill nets for TVA Lakes are a bad idea By Frank Sargeant from The Fishing Wire COMMENTARY: A gillnet, like a handgun, is not inherently evil. The problem arises when it becomes the wrong tool in the wrong place at the wrong time. The idea of permitting gill nets in North Alabama's TVA lakes apparently has some appeal to somebody, otherwise it would not have been made into a bill, HB 258, and passed by the Alabama House of Representatives recently. But thousands of recreational fishermen Read more [...]

Lake Guntersville Fishing Report from Captain Mike Gerry

Lake Guntersville Fishing Report Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 4/19/15 This past week on Guntersville was the best of the 2015 season so far; it just was a terrific week for size and numbers. Sure it’s not the days of past when the lake was at its peak in 2007 but certainly some great days with some great people. With the numbers of fisherman joining the fun and good times on Guntersville you just have to be persistent and committed to having a great day and you will. The bite Read more [...]

Why Is April A Big Bass Month?

April is a great month to catch a big bass and it will just get better and better the next few weeks. A couple of text pictures reminded me just how good it can be. Peyton James sent me a picture of two bass he caught a few days ago at Lake McIntosh. Both were over five pounds and they hit a pumpkinseed Fluke. Peyton catches some big bass – a few years ago I talked about the big bass he caught at High Falls Lake. Peyton's fish hit in shallow water with some grass. Eric Bruce also sent Read more [...]

Clarks Hill – Lake Thurmond Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Clarks Hill - Lake Thurmond Want specific holes to fish each month of the year on Clarks Hill - Lake Thurmond? Check out "Keys To Catching Clarks Hill Bass" in eBook format, with ten spots for each month of the year, with GPS coordinates, how to fish each and lures to use. The eBook is $4.99. Now available on CD ($6.00) or Email ($4.00) - contact me at ronnie@fishing-about.com I may have some copies printed but the price would be about $10.00. If you want a printed copy please Read more [...]

Lake Lanier Fishing Report

Want specific holes to fish each month of the year on Lake Lanier? Check out Keys To Catching Lake Lanier Bass in eBook format, with ten spots for each month of the year, with GPS coordinates, how to fish each and lures to use. The eBook is $4.99. Now available on CD ($6.00) or Email ($4.00) - contact me at ronnie@fishing-about.com I may have some copies printed but the price would be about $10.00. If you want a printed copy please email me at ronnie@fishing-about.com to reserve a copy if I do Read more [...]

Lake Allatoona Fishing Report

Fishing Report for Lake Allatoona “The Southern Fishing Report” By Ken Sturdivant 106 Hickory Ridge 770 889 2654 Cumming Georgia 30040 www.southernfishing.com April 17, 2015 LAKE ALLATOONA IS DOWN 7.1 FEET, STAINED & LOW 60’S DEGREES This Allatoona Bass Fishing report is by Matt Driver, www.proanglerradio.com Bass fishing is great. Lots of fishing being caught. The worm and jig bite has been solid. Finesse worms like the 6inch big bite squirrel tail and big bite trick stick Read more [...]