Tims Ford Fishing Report

Tims Ford Smallmouth and Largemouth bass

Tims Ford Smallmouth and Largemouth bass

Tims Ford Fishing Reprt
by: Captain Jake Davis

Tim’s Ford Forecast – Over the past few weeks, we’ve enjoyed a good Jig, crankbait and Carolina rig bite in 5 to 25 FOW. Water temperatures improved to the 59-62 degree range, moving Smallmouth and Largemouth alike to their spawning areas throughout the lake. Crappie action is good on docks and brush in the 10-20 FOW range.

Concentrate early on main lake points working your way back into pockets a short distance close to the spawning areas. Probing main lake gravel rounds and flats with Rapala DT-10 and DT 20 crankbaits, Missile Baits Fuse 4.4 on a Carolina Rig and Tightline Football Head jigs are a great way to boat a monster fish. Watch for the top water bite to explode on the lake in May as we see the shad spawn start around the second week of the month. A good indication the shad spawn has started is large schools for shad running the rock banks and around dock on the main lake.

As a reminder, please wear your PFDs and beware of your surroundings, boating accidents can happen to anyone! Make your reservations now for some great spring action on Guntersville or Tim’s Ford.