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ARKANSAS: Spoons, Grubs, Swim baits and Live Bait are the Best

Friday, February 17th, 2012

Norfork Lake level is 552.5 and dropping slowly with a surface temperature of 45 degrees and it, too, is dropping slowly.

A cold front just came through leaving the area with its coolest temperatures of the year. Creeks are stained and are a perfect color for fishing. That’s where most of the fish are.

Not a lot has changed since the last report except more stripers are being caught. There are several schooling fish just inside the mouths of creeks feeding on the shad. These schools contain bass, hybrid and stripers. You will not know what it is until it hits.

Crappie are on brush and moving from one pile to another. They go shallow at dusk. There are some very nice fish being caught everyday. I have not caught any walleye for a few days but I do not run the whole lake. Harvey works the north end of the lake, Steve works the middle and Bink works the south. Spoons, grubs, swim baits and live bait are the best.

Jerk bait fishing is coming soon.

Blackburn’s Resort
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S CAROLINA: Spoons (Fire Tiger & Silver/Blue) are Good this Time of Year

Monday, November 7th, 2011

Trout: (Slow to fair)
Captain Steve Pietrykowski reports that a few trout are moving shallower as water temperatures cool, but the best pattern is still fishing in 65-80 feet. Spoons are a good choice at this time of year, and fire tiger and silver/blue are good colors.

Black Bass:  (Fair)
Captain Pat Bennett reports that as air and water temperatures drop the fishing is improving. Early and late try topwater lures such as Spooks and Jitterbugs around long points. Also target bass related to shoreline cover proximate to deep water, where they can be caught on shakey head worms, Carolina rigs and spinnerbaits. The first drop-off is often strong. Fish can also be caught on soft plastics fish around bluff walls. Many bass continue to be out in deep, open water following roaming schools of baitfish, but many of these bait schools should make their way up the rivers and creeks as the fall progresses. Water levels continue to drop, so be careful putting in and running on the lake.

South Carolina
Dept of Natural Resources


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ALABAMA: Lake Guntersville – In the Mornings Cranks, Swimbaits, Jigs & Spoons

Monday, August 1st, 2011

The mornings are the time to be out. We are killing them up to about 10:30 to 11. The fish are schooling but when the sun gets high they disappear. We can still catch them but I have got to change tactics. If they pull some current it will position them and they will turn back on in the afternoon.

In the mornings they want cranks, swimbaits, jigs and spoons. During the afternoon a worm works best but the size goes down. If they are pulling water they will go back to the morning baits.

We have been catching good numbers, 40-60 fish per trip. We are catching some quality fish in the 5-6 and 7 pound range also. Most of these schooling fish we are catching are in the 1.5 – 3.5 pound range.

Good luck out there.

Curt Staley’s Pro Guide Service
p: 256-990-0376


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WISCONSIN: Spoons are Now More Important Than Ever to Improve Catch

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Coho, Chinooks and Rainbow make up the majority of the catch with an occasional Lake Trout. Surface water has warmed to 58 degrees and most of the action is 25 to 50 down in the 48 degree water. Spoons are now more important than ever to improving your catch. They should be your go to bait as the water approaches the most active range of your favorite species.

How
With the warmer water the most aggressive Coho and Chinooks are coming on magnum spoons. Reapers and Vulcans made by www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. The Magnum Reaper Fish n Chip is the hot bait for the bright blue sky condition we have had the last two days. I have been running this spoon on all twelve of my lines and getting action all day long. 150 copper behind a Church Walleye Board is one of our best presentations. Six, eight and ten color leadcores are also working. Coho are from 25 feet to 50 down on downriggers as well. Chinooks are in pockets of colder 46-48 degree water. Wire divers have replaced the braid divers set to #2 with 60 to 120 feet if line out. The surface is almost sixty degrees and it is time to work the Rainbow Trout in the top twenty feet. Two and Three color leadcore with the Regular Vulcan Dolphin Green and Silver has taken Rainbows to twelve pounds the last several days. A little faster speed about 2.5 is required for Rainbows. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed at the ball. The big Chinook are hitting on Reaper Magnum Glow spoons. The boat speed of 1.9 to 2.2 has been best.

Where!
Fish east of Milwaukee 45 to 200 feet of water. Head out the Main gap Milwaukee 65 degrees. Fish northeast in White Fish Bay for the best action.

Have a great fishing season.

Let’s go fishing!

Capt. Jim Hirt
Blue Max Charters
p: 414-828-1094


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WISCONSIN: Coho are Coming on all Size Spoons

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Reapers and Vulcans have been working for us. The small silver Vulcan has been hot on the lead cores. Six inch flashers or dodgers with green or blue Johnnie peanut flies must be part of your presentation for Coho. A hot presentation for us was a size O orange dodger with a 21.5 inch lead to a medium size blue fly. Coho are in the top 35 feet and Chinooks are 30 to 45 down. Steady action on Slide Divers set to #3 no ring and 35 feet of line out. Run 2,3,4,and 5 color Cortland lead core and downriggers 12 to 48 feet down. Speed has been very critical with the 51 degree water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed at the ball.

For spoons use the regular size Silver Vulcan. The big Chinook are hitting on Reaper Magnum Glow spoons. The boat speed of 1.9 to 2.2 has been best. Tie your flies 14.5 inches on 6 inch dodgers, 12 inches for 6 inch flashers. All orange dodgers and flashers.

I hope this helps.

Where!
Fish are sucked up to the break wall and all the way out north of Milwaukee to 100 feet. It can be a zoo in close with all the traffic and it may be better to head out the north gap Milwaukee 70 degrees and fish northeast out to 70 to 100 feet of water. Have a great fishing season.

Let’s go fishing!

Jim Hirt
Blue Max Charters

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WISCONSIN: Coho are Coming on All Size Spoons

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Coho Fever Hits Milwaukee!

Eight to twelve foot waves have kept everyone off the lake until yesterday. We went out in the rain and two to four footers with an occasional six. Had fantastic action on Coho Salmon and Lake Trout.  Six man limit in four hours with many lost fish in the high waves.

How
Coho are coming on all size spoons Reapers and Vulcans made by www.badgertackle.com have been working for us. Six inch flashers or dodgers with green or blue Johnnie peanut flies must be part of your presentation for Coho. A hot presentation for us was a size O orange dodger with a 21.5 inch lead to a medium size blue fly. Coho are in the top 20 feet and Chinooks are 30 to 45 down. Steady action on Slide Divers set to #2 and 25 feet of line out. Run 2,3,4,and 5 color Cortland lead core and downriggers 12 to 48 feet down. Speed has been very critical with the 43 degree water. I use the Depth Raider to measure speed at the ball. For spoons Use the regular size Silver Vulcan. 1.6 to 1.9 has been best speed! Tie your flies 10.5 inches on 6 inch dodgers, 12 inches for 6inch flashers and 22 inches on the size O dodgers. All orange dodgers and flashers. I hope this helps.

Where!
Head out the north gap Milwaukee 60 degrees and fish northeast out to 70 to 125 feet of water. Have a great fishing season.

Let’s go fishing!!

Capt. Jim Hirt
Blue Max Charters
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