by Capt. Jake Davis
The past month, despite cold weather and water temperatures dipping to 41 to 45-degrees, it still took 20-25 pounds to pull off a tournament win on Guntersville. We have found our fish in 3 to 18-feet of water on a combination of baits, ranging from jerk baits, SPRO Little John DD crankbaits, Tightline football head jigs with Missile Baits trailers to single swim baits and Missile Baits D-Bombs.
Mid February begins the full assault with rattle baits, jerk baits and square bill crankbaits; however anglers can still enjoy some great flipping around docks and main channel lay downs. Keep a watchful eye on creeks, bridges and riprap for schools of baitfish, which will attract good numbers of bass, crappie and stripers feeding during the middle of the day when water temperatures range between 42 to 49-degrees. Now is the time to plan your spring trip to Guntersville, call me to reserve a date. February through early April is prime rattle bait and T-rig D-Bomb time.
Please wear your PFDs and beware of your surroundings; with the increased traffic boating accidents can happen to anyone! Make your reservations now for some great late winter early spring action on Guntersville or Tim’s Ford. We supply all fishing gear, including Duckett fishing rods, LEW’s reels, top shelf lures such as SPRO crankbaits and Bronze Eye Frogs, Missile Baits soft plastics, Tightline Jigs and A-rigs at no additional cost you. We offer a Military Discount and 100% dedication to making your trip successful. “Let’s go fish’in.”