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Top Water Time

As we progress forward into the warm summer the heavier grass and the water temperatures continue to rise, one of the best presentations over grass is fishing some sort of top water bait. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t enjoy fishing top water; it’s fun, it’s aggressive and it’s visually a blast when that bait gets exploded on right in front of your eyes. 

The good news is there are many options for top water baits and this time of year you can try them all and just about any of them will find a way to catch fish. Your old time traditional top water baits like popping baits, spooks and frogs all have a place during this post spawn era. The changes to them over time have improved many of the old time baits giving you a variety of differences that can make a big difference in your day on the water. Those subtle differences have a lot to do with a few things that change the bait from noise to action and subtle still presentations. 

Noise is probably one of the biggest additions to top water baits, you have baits that make noise, some that do not and others that have a unique sound; all have their place in catching fish. Bass are fickle, some days they want a noisy bait others they explode on subtle quiet baits and then there are days when the noise just needs to be different hence the differences in top water. Buzz baits are a good example of the noise, Picasso buzz baits are water generating noisy baits where others use the wire to bang against and make a different noise, and many thicken the blade and change the sound just because the blade is wider or thicker. 

Presentation can change just by the weight of bait; the heavier top water bait changes the bait from how it moves and sits in the water. Length weight placement all play a part in how the bait moves or sits in the water. If you examine different top water baits you will see what I mean, some drop form the back when sitting, others create sound by design, many give movement changes by narrowing the bait. All of them are made to do something different your task is to decide what fits you fishing style and gives you confidence.

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Capt. Mike Gerry


Fishing Report, Lake Guntersville 6/10/17

As has been the case for the past 5 to 6 weeks fishing on Lake Guntersville is as good as I have seen it in many years; I can’t express enough how pleasing it is to be able to go out there and put 20 to 30 fish in the boat in a short 4 hour day. This past week was exactly that lots of fish, in 4 hours your hands are sore from catching; now that’s what I am talking about! 

The fish are at all stages of depths we are catching them in 6 foot of water but if you like finding those deep schools they are also in 20 plus ft. of water. I have not done much different as far as bait choices in several weeks, Tight-Line swim jigs, Missile bait swim baits, Picasso buzz baits, SPRO Little John crank baits, big worms and more are all catching fish. In fact I bet anything you can present is catching good solid bass; but if you’re not out there slinging well I guess then you’re not catching.

Come fish with me I have guides and days available to fish with you, no one will treat you better or work harder to see you have a great time on the water. Ready to entertain your customers; call us we can help, we can put your customers on fish with licensed USCG guides, experienced on Lake Guntersville and ready to go to work for you. The good times are here and we are ready to work for you!

On another note I will be off the water for a few months as I will be having some major surgery. I will be booking my other guides during this period and booking for myself as well for a few months down the road. My fishing report will be second hand until I personally get back on the water.

Fish Lake Guntersville Guide Service
www.fishlakeguntersvilleguideservice.com
www.facebook.com/FishGuntersville
Email: bassguide@comcast.net
Call: 256 759 2270
Capt. Mike Gerry