Monday, May 20, 2013

Fishing Report for Lake Guntersville 5/18/13

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In case you missed it, I was in training all week last week. Guess I can't really complain. But, it was 8-5 all 5 days. By Tuesday, I was getting itchy and twitchy. The last 2 trips have simply been outstanding. In fact, the whole year, as a whole, has been incredible.

It has fit right in with my 2013 goals for getting better. I attribute most of my success to the lake feeling sorry for me. I attribute the rest to the people I have fished with. In case you have missed some of these awesome trips, check out these posts:

Ledge Fishing with BassWhacker
Guntersville 5/10/13
Guntersville 4/15/13

Anyway, I have been on this one little spot the last few weeks. It is absolutely loaded with post spawn fish. Jon and I whacked them hard last week, so it was naturally were I wanted to start out fishing. Initially, I was throwing a little bit of everything while my friend Brad threw a Sammy. The day started off quick with him having 3 quick hits, all of which were stuck, but bulldogged him in the grass. He adjusted his technique and started catching fish.

It didn't take long for him to bad 3 fish on the Lucky Craft Sammy.
I didn't let him get too far ahead of me before I started chunking the top water plug myself.

And then it was on. All day. Yep, we averaged a hit every 5 minutes. But, we only caught every 3rd one. I guess that's to be expected for top water.

I couldn't help but notice that the size was WAY down from the last week. Seemed that only the big fish were hitting last week. This week, it was nothing but 14.25 inch fish. But, it sure was fun.

We caught so many fish that Aubree got bored! Luckily, I took some time to try and teach her to throw a swimbait, in particular, the PowerTeam Lures Swinging Hammer.

So, I got to thinking....why are all the buck bass up shallow? Where are the females?  Maybe they have moved out. So, I pushed the boat out a little bit and went from 4 feet to 7 feet. Almost immediately, we caught the 2 biggest fish of the day!

 If I ever complain about catching small fish, someone please set me straight. Anytime you can catch 30-40 fish and never have to move....that's a good day. I don't care who you are.

Check out the vid! It was a great trip...and not because of the fish, but because I was able to take my kid with me and have success. Anyone with kids will tell you that there is only 1 way to make a kid love fishing, and that's to let them catch fish. Nothing burns a kid out faster than a hot day with no action. The Lord smiled down on me and blessed us!