Its now the first official day of the Bassmaster Classic and it has already been a long week for us. We spend the 20th on the water with premier Lake Guntersville guide Jake Davis of Mid South Bass Guide Service and what a day we had!
We stuck to mainly Sebile squarebills while Jake fished a jig and the occasional SPRO crankbait we didn’t hit a group until a couple hours in but once we did it was pure madness. If this pattern holds up throughout the Classic I could see a couple of the power-fisherman really getting into them and from the sounds of it they are.
Check out Jake’s report of yesterday:
Feb 18-20, 2014 Lake Guntersville – John and Floyd finished their bucket list trip to Guntersville with some great fish including Floyd’s biggest fish ever (8.72 on a jig) and several fish on Assassinator Buzzbaits, YES! We found 58 degree water and caught them…Today the guy’s from Bad Poncho Outdoors joined me on their way to the Classic in Birmingham AL and they enjoyed the change in weather by boating several fish today on crank baits and Jigs. Our best results came on a Tightline Football head jig (Guntersville Special) followed closely by rattle baits such as Strike King Red eye shad, Azuma Shaker and ExCalibur XR-50’s. Water temperatures ranged between 47 to 55 degrees on most of the lake and some locations it actually hit 56 to 59 degrees. Fish are still scattered and sluggish but we noticed lots of small males starting to move in to the pockets and to the regular staging areas. I have days and guides available; make your reservations now for some great late winter and spring action on Guntersville or Tim’s Ford with full time Professional USCG Licensed and Insured guides. We supply all fishing gear including Duckett Fishing Rods, LEW’s reels; Top quality lures such as SPRO Crank baits and Vicious Line, Missile Baits, and Tightline Jigs. We offer a Military Discount and the dedication to making your trip successful. “Let’s go fish’ in”
Capt. Jake Davis
Mid-South Bass Guide