Posts Tagged ‘Spinner baits’

TEXAS: Sam Rayburn – Covering a Lot of Water with Lipless Crankbaits & Spinner Baits

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Sam Rayburn is at 152 .25 ft and has came up just a little from the rains we have been getting. Each one of the fronts has brought us some really nice showers. Sam Rayburn is still low but things have begun to look up.

The lake is 12.15 ft low and we are seeing a lot of sandbars and humps. There is a lot of timber above the waterline which makes it easy to see. The timber, and the grass that is coming up all around, looking like fishing paradise.

Trophy Bass start moving in the winter, making their way to places they will spawn. This is the best time to be on the lake trying to hook one. A few days of warm weather and these fish get even more active and your chance of hooking a Trophy goes way up. The Moon will affect the bite also as we seem to catch a lot more big fish around the full and new Moon. Jan. has been one the best times for customers to catch big fish.

Everything is looking up with the water rising and making the grass just right for some awesome fishing. This week we got out and caught some fish, one topping 9 lbs. That’s just a start. Yep, you guessed it. We are hard core fishing. When you’re looking to catch a big bass you’ve got to look in the right places to start with. The water is still low and that is going to narrow the field and move the staging areas. Get ready to learn a new game here on “Big Sam”.

The best bite has been on the sunny days which is just fine with me. Soft plastic has been slow for use along the grass lines but it will improve on the full moon. We have been covering a lot of water with lipless crankbaits and Spinner baits looking for active fish. These fish will start to move in along the grass lines on points and along creek channels as they make their way into the pockets. The most talked about color for lipless bait is Rayburn Red. Don’t get stuck on just one color. There are lots of shades of Red and some new baits. The Flap Jack by Strike pro can turn a slow day in to a fantastic day of catching fish. There are lots of ways to work a lipless crank bait and learning what the fish want is the biggest key. The Stanley Spinner Bait is a great way to cover a lot of water and there are lots of colors. Start with Chartreuse White, Blue Flash or Toledo Gold Flash then you have to just play. Sometimes they want Gold Blades and sometimes they want Nickel Blades. Sometimes it is the size of the blades that make the difference. We’ve been picking up some nice fish off the points and creek channels on Crankbiats and Carolina Rigs in 12 to 18 ft. The old Lizards will start to get some action and the best colors to start with will be Watermelon Red and Green Pumpkin.

One thing for sure you can’t catch a Trophy Bass sitting at home watching the “boob tube”. Get some new line on all the reels, get out, and get to fishing. It’s nice to get away and enjoy a day on the lake. Take someone fishing this week.

Crappie; The Crappie fishing has been slow as they move up river but we are still catching a few. They should start bunching up and that’s when it will get good. Getting out on cool winter day and having some fun with friends and family is the best. Grab the kids and friends and come out to enjoy a day on the water. Everyone has loved the new pontoon with the shade, changing room and the port-o-potty. We can handle up to 8 anglers.

Boat ramps at middle lake: Jackson Hill Marina cleaned their ramps a few weeks back and I have been using it. Cassell Boykin, the New Ramps are still under repair but they have been lunching some boats there. They got the hump taken out and will be working on extending one ramp at a time so you just have to check when you get there. Hopefully everything goes great with the repairs there.

God Bless

Lynn Atkinson


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TENNESSEE: Fish Caught on Crank Baits and Spinner Baits

Tuesday, November 29th, 2011

Bass pretty good today.

Caught 11 during the early afternoon hours. The wind driving bait fish into shallow areas. All fish were caught on crank baits and spinner baits ranging from 1 to 8 foot of water.

Water temperatures in the upper 50s with some areas in the low 60s.

Mike Davis
Mike Davis Outdoors
p: 615-513-2667


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MISSISSIPPI: Lake Mary Crawford – Bass are Being Caught on Spinner baits and Plastic Worms

Monday, October 3rd, 2011

Bream fishing has been fair this week with most fish being caught withn crickets in 4-6 ft of water.  Fishing near brush or other structure is recommended.

Bass are being caught on spinner baits and plastic worms.  The best fishing has been in 4-6 ft depths and using spinnerbaits, crank baits, and soft plastics.  Feel free to take a mess of small bass home with you.

Crappie are being caught in 3-7 ft depths with minnows.  Target some of the brush tops listed below or around the fishing piers.

Over 10 new fish attractor sites were created during January 2011. Several of these sites were marked with GPS and the coordinates are listed below. The lake depth map has been updated showing many of these locations. The additional habitat should provide structure for various fish species and offer hot spots for anglers to try. Good luck!

1. N 31.57860 W 90.15717
2. N 31.57653 W 90.15344
3. N 31.57642 W 90.15923
4. N 31.57557 W 90.15806
5. N 31.57536 W 90.15389
6. N 31.57425 W 90.15452

Mississippi
Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks


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FLORIDA: The Hot Ticket – Spinner baits, Flukes & Stick Baits

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

What can I say, the months of March and April have seen some very good bass fishing. We have been hitting several different bodies of water. East Lake Toho had been doing good for us for a good stretch and then the action started to slow down a bit too much for my liking.

Spinner baits, flukes and stick baits had been the hot ticket baits out here until things slowed down.
We made the move to Starke Lake in the small town of Ocoee where there was some good action, this place can definitely be a good numbers lake for bass fishing, and if you’re looking to take a break for lunch, the Ocoee Café has some great food, just a matter of minutes from the lake.
Lake Jackson has still been fishing great. Live wild shiners have been producing not only some good number but some darn good sized bass as well. Just ask Vonda Ward, as her and husband Mike came down for some great bass fishing action on Lake Jackson. Vonda had informed me that she had never caught a largemouth bass before, plenty of catfish and such, but never a bass.

I told her not to worry she WILL catch some bass, and folks she was on fire! Her first bass of the day, took a little long than expected, maybe 30 minutes but she handled this big gal like a true pro! Gave her one heck of a fight, and in the end she was holding this 7 pound largemouth bass for some pictures and some great memories for sure.

Mike did a great job working the artificial lures himself, catch a scattering of bass around the lake using spinner baits and senko type baits, let me tell you, hats off to the folks at Pure Fishing, for which I am now a team member of, these new Veritas rods we are using have been absolutely awesome, a much lighter rod and tons of hook setting power.

Capt. Tim Fey
Florida Bass Fishing Guides
p: 321-303-9207


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