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ALABAMA: Smith Lake – Alabama Striped Bass Tournament

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Once this rain moves out, I expect a good amount of fish to move back into the pockets with fresh water flow. Over the past weekend the fish started moving so this should help to bring them back together.

I will be spending everyday this week on the week, I will have a in depth report by Friday.

Any striper club members can call me in between now and then if you plan on hitting the water before Friday for a up date. Registration started yesterday for November 10th’s striped bass tournament on Smith lake out of Speegle’s Marina. Checkout my website or call me for details, don’t miss your chance to fish in the only striped bass tournament in the state.

Also I will be running a special before the tournament on umbrella rigs, starting October 10th.

The Smith lake Striper club will be holding a meet on October 27th, call me if you interested in joining.

Mike Walker
Fishing 24/7 Guide Sevice
p: 205-503-2020


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ALABAMA: Fish Caught on Missile Bait Tomahawk Worms

Tuesday, September 4th, 2012

Sunday evening I spent some time fishing with a few folks out of the great state of Arkansas they were here doing some meeting stuff with the rest of there management team. We had a late day trip I must say the 1st hour or so was still pretty tough out there with some intense heat. The last few hours the fish started schooling up and we started finding fish along grass lines and points.

Most of our fish were caught on Missile Bait Tomahawk worms, some top water with Spro frogs and buzz frogs. We worked mainly the mid part of the lake and and found bits off several areas around the mid lake.

Fishing is good, the top water bite is improving everyday, fall is near and we have time to take you fishing! Come fish with me I have days available to fish with you!

Captain Mike Gerry
Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service
p: 256.759.2270


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ALABAMA: Lake Eufaula – Bass are still Working Shallow Cover

Friday, August 10th, 2012

The river remains low, please use the cans and creek markers. The stumps are just under the surface. The marked river and creeks are safe to run, avoiding them could result in injury or a damaged boat.It is not worth the chance. Idle to the spots off the safe areas to fish.

Bass are still working the shallow cover areas well up into the day as long as the clouds stay up. As soon as the sun breaks through, look for the shad action right behind you. Big fish are feeding around the pads. A swimming worm has better hook up percentage. They are striking but not eating the bait, so the frogs are getting more missed hits.

Pan Fish are slow but where you can find any brush hanging in the water, they are working the area. With the water down, it is hard to find bank cover right now.

Cats are doing good. Still, setting up on the top of a drop and fishing the deeper water is producing table fare. You can also fish big pinks around the outer edges of the pads early and you will catch some while they are roaming around feeding on the bait. If you have found a site to set up where the pads are near a drop, you have the best of both worlds, fish from both sides of the boat and you will be busy for sure.

Be sure and keep plenty of sunscreen and water with you. It is fun on the water this time of year, if you stay hydrated and do not get burned up when the sun does come out. Keep a close eye on the clouds, the afternoon storms can come on you fast. Pay attention to the winds, they will alert you of changing conditions you may not be able to see with the high banks up river.

Capt. Sam Williams
Hawk’s Fishing & Hunting Guide Service
p: 334-687-6266


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ALABAMA: Bigger Schools have Moved South of Big Bridge & Coon Creek

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Before I head to bed, I figured I’d fill you in on the last couple days.

Let me start by saying the fishing is good, not great. Thank god we caught some good fish today, because what followed was not so fun. While fishing today I could feel that my trolling motor mount was loose. On the trip home I hit a bump in the road and saw my trolling motor fly up and rip off the front. The only good news is the bracket broke and it wasn’t the nose of my boat that broke. Other than that, fishing has been up and down.

With the last two days producing better numbers. The biggest change lately is that most of the bigger schools have moved south of Big Bridge and Coon Creek. Spring Branch has had a good number of fish in it lately and so has the mouth of Bear Pen Creek. I have been fishing downlines from 20-60 feet throughout the week. I just finished a video where you can see a slide show of some of the trips from June. I will have it up on the front page of my website around 7 p.m. tonight after I wake up.

I also have two new videos that focus on techniques and tactics for the summer month coming out soon.

Mike Walker
Fishing 24/7 Guide Sevice
p: 205-503-2020


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ALABAMA: Catching Bream with Light Line and Tackle is a blast

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

With a three day tournament on the lake for military veterans, the lakes been pretty active with boats over the past two days.

I fished around Ryan Creek Marina on Monday and put together a real nice bag of bass right by the launch. I am getting ready for this weekend otherwise. It’s prime time for bream on Smith Lake. While bream have been on the bed since last month, they’ll be in full swing on the full moon. I spent Tuesday morning with a client picking of several bream and shell crackers in the 1 – 2 pound range. We box our limit and called it a day, with our only heart brake coming right before we headed in. He lost a shell cracker that was pushing 3 pounds. The biggest bream i’ve seen this year by far. While I don’t spend a lot of time fishing for bream through the rest of the year, I kill them during this time of year. It’s fun and you have constant action all day long. If you have kids and want them to experience fishing for the first time, bream trips can provide constant action. Which I find important with kids during there younger years.

No matter what age you are, catching bream with light line and tackle is a blast.  Plus they taste great and are easy to filet.

Mike Walker
Fishing 24/7 Guide Service
p: 205-503-2020

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ALABAMA: There was More Bait Circling the Light Then I Have Ever Seen

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

With the spawn coming to a end, I spent the weekend dodging rain and fishing through heavy fog on Sunday. After making a run in a total whiteout, we arrived at Mallard Point and stopped on a light close to the point. Upon us pulling up, there was more bait circling the light then I’ve ever seen. As we got closer they weren’t the only thing on the light either. Plenty of 12-20 lbs. stripers rolling through the light, so I knew we where in business. On the fourth cast my client hooked up and it was on. I started to move the boat so we could keep the fish from making a run under the dock. With in a minute the fish turned and made a run. It rapped him up around the lights and you could see the lights swimming in circles. As we moved in, I grabbed the rod to make sure the fish was still on. It took one client holding the rod, the other client holding the net, and me hand lining the fish up. After a couple minutes we worked the fish up and boated him. After netting the fish and seeing how many times he rapped us, I couldn’t believe we landed this fish. 99.9% of the time this fish would have broke off, but not Sunday. I told my client, landing that fish was like winning the lottery.

With the water temp. steadily rising, I am getting ready for April’s full moon. That should bring in the bream to bed, it usually happens on the first full moon of May. But this year is different and I’m willing to bet it will start this month. Nothing beats big bull bream fishing with light line on ultra light rods.

Mike Walker
Fishing 24/7 Guide Sevice
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p: 205-503-2020

 

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ALABAMA: Didn’t Seem to Matter What Lure We Used

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Today was one of the best morning fishing for stripers in a while. With cloud coverage all morning, the bite stayed steady.

Even though it was cool this morning the stripes didn’t seem to mind. We started out with umbrella rigs and a couple different lures on the downrigger. It didn’t seem to matter what lure we used, as long as you put it in front of them. We caught fish in depths ranging from 15-40 feet deep. Their arms where a little tired by 9am, so we took a minute and ate a snack. Reeling in 150 feet of line over and over, with a fish on can give you a pretty good work out. No huge fish, but we had two (20lb+) and several fish between (12-16lbs) and lots of (5-10lb) fish. Other than dropping my iPhone in the lake today, the fishing was great. I had such a good day, it made it easier to deal with the lose of the phone.

The 10 day forecast looks pretty good. With average temperatures between 50 and 60, fishing should continue to be good. There’s only one thing you need this time of year, rain gear! Some of the best days I’ve had on the water are on day with rain. This next month will be full of hit and miss shower, so done get locked in on the looking for perfect weather this time of year.

Hope to see you on the water.

Mike Walker
Fishing 24/7 Guide Service
p: 205-503-2020

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ALABAMA: Bass – Doing Well Jigs and Bottom Rigs

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Bass – Doing well Jigs and bottom rigs are catching good fish around the shore lines. Top water early and late will produce some bites. Fishing deep around sunken structure is good with jigs or crank baits.

Crappie – Getting hotter, trolling the ledge tops with minnow tipped jigs is a good combo. Mid morning to mid day is a good time frame. If you want to add to the excitement, add a lipless crank bait to the mix. The hybrids and bass are feeding on the same shad as the Crappie.

Bream- Are really slow during the cold months.

Catfish – Good yea around for the relaxed fisherman. Bottom fishing is steady on the drops with cut bait or the usual catfish favor. Take a good book and relax between bites. If you want to read, you will usually have a hot bite to keep you busy.

The lake level is up over four feet and all the vegetation that had started to germinate in the warmer than normal winter will now make great cover for the craws and bait fish. Spring is going to be really hot on Lake Eufaula. The fish are healthy, sores are gone for the most part and the fish are growing. If you want to do your part to make them grow faster , eat a few of the 14 to 15.5 inch bass. They are too numerous and are all fighting for the same food source.

Dress in layers and take plenty of water for a days outing. Spark and Rehydrate are great to keep your energy up and focused on your fishing.

Please visit www.leekingbenefit.org and register for the June 9, 2012 tournament.

We are striving for 200 teams this year. Please pray about the weekend and join us to make a difference in the lives of these terminal children.

Capt. Sam Williams
Hawk’s Fishing & Hunting Guide Srv
P: 334-687-6266

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ALABAMA: Smith Lake – Used a Stop & Go Pace for Dropping My Umbrella Rigs

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Friday – December 30, 2011

On Friday the day started out tough, after falling in the water and busting my butt. I had about 5 minutes to get things figured out and man up to go fishing. Friday the fish were more spread out. Most were still in depths of 25-40 feet, but we didn’t find any big groups of fish. We got more swats, than commitments. While we caught fish, most of them were small. We caught most our fish in Millers Flat.

Saturday – December 31st, 2011

I had two seniors from Athens High School whose dads wanted to give them a reward for all their hard work. Both young men on the boat are going to play college ball, one at Auburn and one at UAB.

Saturday morning was foggy and it didn’t lift until around 9:30.

We started on the back side of Goat Island and with no luck, we headed to Millers Flat. Upon arriving there, right away things were different. The bait and the fish were all pinned to the bottom in depths ranging from 45-65 feet mostly. Not many suspended fish; I used a stop and go pace for dropping my umbrella rigs to where they needed to be. 90% of our bites came when I put the boat in neutral, and allowed the umbrella rig to drop in more of a pendulum motion. After doubling up and catching several more, the bite seemed to fade. We headed back to Goat Island and pick up one more before we called it a day. All in all it was a good day, after a slow start things picked up and we had a good time. Hope everybody that took a trip with me last year had a good time and I look forward to all of this years trips.

Mike Walker
Fishing 24/7 Guide Sevice
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ALABAMA: Warming Trends can Induce Winter Bass to Move Shallow & Feed Heavily

Monday, December 12th, 2011

There are six man-made impoundment’s Weiss Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lay Lake, Mitchell Lake and Jordan Lake located from northeastern Alabama to mid-Alabama.

Originally this was the Coosa River System, with no lakes. Now man-made dams seperate each man-made impoundment.

But these dams do not seperate the excellant bass fishing that is to be found on each lake, even during the winter season month’s of December, January and February.

The three upper Coosa River lakes Weiss, Neely Henry and Logan Martin lakes are often drawn down for winter pool as much as 4-5 feet below normal, full pool lake levels.

* Take Caution – These three upper Coosa River low water lakes, are dangerous for boaters and will be down several feet until April.

The three lower Coosa River lake’s Lay Lake, Mitchell and Jordan Lake’s are all kept at full pool year round.

These three lakes are loaded with aquatic weeds, they all have plenty of wood and rock cover, and each lake harbors a very noteworthy wintertime adversary — for any angler to do battle with — the Coosa River breed of Spotted Bass.

The lower you go on the Coosa River System the bigger the “spots” seem to get, even during the winter! With Alabama’s Jordan lake, located near Montgomery, Alabama showing past wintertime trophy spotted bass, those in the 5-6 pound class, very common.

Warming trends, such as the one Alabamian’s are enjoying this mid-December week (in upper-60’s to low-70’s) can induce some otherwise slow and sluggish early winter bass, to suddenly move shallow and feed heavely.

Especially the spotted bass that thrive in winter’s often cold waters, from down in the 40’s one week, to the 60’s the next week! So make plans now to be there!

Capt. Reed Montgomery
Reeds Guide Service
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