Lake Guntersville Report:

7-24-14

Well, the heat has pretty well set in here in Northern Alabama and a day on the water means sunscreen and water are a must.

The good news is, seems nobody let the fish know. Fish on the ledges seem to be holding true to their May-June haunts, and the late summer flipping bite is picking up by the day. The last few trips have seen a mix of deep fish and shallow fish, with the biggest ones coming deep on the big worm and a Jig. Most of the deeper fish that I can find biting are on main channel shell beds in 12-18 feet of water. 

The flipping fish for me have been in hydrilla that is submerged a foot or two under the surface in 6-8 feet of water.

Good luck out there,

Jonathan Henry

 

Lake Chickamauga Report:

7-23-14

Fishing at Chickamauga has been better than average. With all the rain we received this past weekend, TVA has really been ripping the current. Strong current gets these TN river bass fired up active and feeding. I was joined this week by some young men from South Carolina who wanted to learn the ins and outs of ledge fishing. 

We basically started with Ledge Fishing 101:
  • Where to look for bass
  • How to scan for them
  • Proper electronics setup
  • Boat position and presentation
  • Lure selection
The guys were quick learners and we boated several nice fish each day.  Best baits this week have been the Scottsboro Tackle swimbaits and ZOOM Magnum trick worm on a 3/4oz. jig head. Best colors are Plum or Red Bug as well as the Killer Bass Baits 3/4oz. FB jig. I stick with the Mudbug color and tip it with a green pumpkin ZOOM Super Speed craw. 

Fall dates are going fast. I know Jonathan is already full and I have a handful still left.The top water frog bite is something special and if you've never punched a big tungsten weight through a hydrilla mat, you are missing out. I would recommend booking now to get the dates you want.
 
Let's go fishing!
-Cody