Lake Guntersville really showed out this September. I witnessed some of the best fishing this year so far. Plenty of fish and some really nice ones and plenty.. Seen many bass chasing the hooked one to the boat.
Well its been a very busy 3 weeks for me and I have a lot to share with everyone… even some Chickamauga stuff.
Since the last report I’ve been to Chic for the ABA Team Plus 100% Championship it was a 2 day event, Steve was a day late on getting to the Chic and he had a good excuse he almost won the BFL Buckeye Division Super Tournament on Lake Erie for the 2nd year in a row … he came up short by a couple of ounces but man to win one is hard and to put yourself in contention for a second one is just amazing… Congrats once again Steve Hatfield.. Well we put a weeks worth of work in and it just about paid off and what I mean is we had all the pieces of the puzzle and just didn’t put the last piece in place till early Sunday morning which was the 2nd day , but back up to day one we did what we planned on doing and caught 15lbs and 4th place with one hiccup we let a solid 3 pounder off at the boat that would of jumped us up a pound and a half and a 2nd place so after the weigh in all we did was throwing ideas back in forth till late that night and had a game plan for Sunday and we started where we finished on day one where we caught 3 good ones on top water …. and we did and never had a bite so we packed up and made a long run to an area that we both found but we found 2 different things going on there and this is the part of the puzzle that made it all make sense…. Steve had an absolute giant donkey completely jump over his topwater and never touched it 20 mins later I had a solid 4 do the same thing to mine … well heres the bad part the kind of stuff they was holding on wasn’t everywhere and we needed to learn this during practice so we would try to find some of the right stuff while fishing areas that we knew …. around 11 we decided we would go down swinging and not go catch a small limit but to continue trying to get 5 big girls and we did catch 3 for the day but two was tiny and one was a good one we finished in 16th place.. I can say I’m learning more and more and more things are making sense why I did good in the past in certain time and places and I know when its your time its your time till then you really can’t get to bent out of shape when you don’t win…
BFL Super Tournament :
Well mixed in some practice with guide trips last week and everything seemed to be lining up to be a great oppertunity to win one of these things … Monday was the only day I Practiced all day the others was after guide trips.. And when the 1st two spots pay off with a 5lb and 7lb it really makes it easy to venture out and try to find something off the wall and that I did.. But I couldn’t go out with 1 or 2 rods I had 12 rods on my deck and most of the time that means I’m struggling but this time it was for the simple reason I was running so much different kind of water I was catching them on different baits….. well day one greeted us with some strong north east winds that really made my areas hard to fish and losing 2 quality bass early then to top that I had a big big bass pull off at the boat I watched the hook just come out of its mouth in the clear water it was so heart breaking that fish alone would’ve helped seal the deal .. but I only brought 4 to the scales for 14lbs and one was a 2lb … had me in 14th well things was just a little bit harder then they should’ve been battery died at noon, got stung by a yellow jacket, late night tracking down another agm battery and come Sunday my navionics card wouldn’t load the map so I was with out a map and the wind blew more on Sunday then Saturday so when I tell you when its not your time this is why…. Lost them all Sunday morning they would get me down in the thick grass and get off and they was all big enough to have a 20+ lb sack … as I type this I’m still a little sick to my stomach thinking about it.. but this is why bass fishing is such a humbling sport… well I qualified for the BFL Wild Card on Kentucky Lake.. The down fall is I booked trips around the dates FLW announced a while ago and today in a email they changed the dates and I have trips booked the week of the tournament…. So I’m in a pickle….
With the mats getting right for frogging and the big bass are eating I can’t think of a better time to be fishing lake Guntersville , if you would like to come and see what the big g is all about get your dates booked because when it gets cold your going to wish you would’ve..Flippin and Frogging is what we are doing and a little wormin here and there.. Flipping a B Bug with a 1.5 oz Picasso Tungsten weight in 5-7 feet of water…