Wednesday, September 15, 2021. One of my regular clients Leon White and two of his three sons, Craig and Mike had a ball catching 7 nice Hybrids, a 9 pound Cat, and a Green fish which we threw back. The largest Hybrid weighed 9 pounds 10 ounces. The hybrids didn't start biting until around noon when it started raining hard. Luckily I installed my enclosure windshield and my clients stayed dry in the downpour. Still have a few September trip openings.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021. My clients this morning were Charlie Campbell and Larry "Woodrow" Woody, the three-time winner of the Tennessee Sports Writer of the Year award. Took them to my Hybrid hot spot of the week where they caught 6 nice Hybrids the largest weighing 6 pounds 13 ounces. See the location of the Hybrid hot spot in my Pro Fishing Reports. More Photos.
Monday, September 13, 2021. On my afternoon trip took out one of my regular clients Gene Everett. Gene brought two of his college buddies John and Paul. Took them to my new Hybrid hot spot where they landed 6 nice sized Hybrids. We lost two bigs ones at the boat. The Hybrid bite is improving as the lake returns to summer pool. Still have a few September trip openings. Fishing Trip Open Dates Calendar.
Saturday, September 11, 2021. Spent at least 3 hours checking all my spots and couldn't any Hybrids that would bite. On the way back to the marina, I spotted Merv, the best Hybrid guide on Priest, at the 3rd Cut with his rod bowed over. I pulled up beside him and in about 30 minutes we caught 3 nice Hybrids and 2 Cats using live bait fishing in 25 feet of water. The lake is still above summer pool and coming down slowly.
Friday, September 10, 2021. Fifteen minutes after starting their trip, put Brian and Katie Piasse from Gardner, Illinois on a big school of Largemouth Bass in the jumps. From 11:15 am to 12:15pm they landed 12 Largemouth on top water. After catching live bait, put them on a large school of Hybrids. In about 90 minutes the caught 16 Hybrids with the largest weighing 6.4 pounds.
Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Alex Roberts caught 20 Hybrids and a 16" Smallmouth on my morning trip. Ten of the Hybrids and the Smallmouth were caught on top water. On my afternoon trip, Deborah Lynn and her party caught 3 nice Hybrids and 25 Yellow Bass on Bink's Pro Series Spoons. The top water bite is on early morning so book your trip soon. We have a few morning open dates the week of 19th and 26th September.
Saturday, September 4, 2021. Took Brad Taylor and his family to my new Hybrid hotspot this morning. Put six rods out and within 15 minutes a huge school of Hybrids swam right under my boat and we had four fish on at the same time (see photo above). The largest was 7 lbs 4 ozs. They caught a total of 15 Hybrids and 2 Catfish. More Photos. See my Pro Fishing Reports for the location of my new Hybrid hotspot.
Monday, August 30, 2021. TRDGS Pro Guide David Webber put Shane Geer and his son Jace on some monster fish this morning. Jace caught a 10 pound 5 ounce Hybrid. He followed that up landing a 14 pound Channel Cat. Jace's dad, Shane, says when they hunt Jace always gets the biggest deer and now he gets the biggest fish. The huge Hybrid was caught at a new spot. See my Pro Fishing Reports for the location.
Saturday, August 28, 2021. Despite the high pressure system moving in from Hurricane Ida, TRDGS Pro Guide David Webber was able to put Jordan Messer on a mess of fish this morning. David has discovered a new Hybrid spot. Read about this new spot in my Pro Fishing Reports.
Friday, August 27, 2021. They have lowered the lake back to Summer pool and the Hybrid bite is back on. This morning Bruce Sexton and two of his buddies caught 20 rod bending, drag screaming, reel smoking Hybrids. A friend fishing near me had his 14 pound test line broken by a huge Hybrid. The Hybrid bite will continue to improve in September. The size of these Hybrids is increasing on every trip. My September calendar is filling up quickly. Check here for our open dates.
Friday, August 27, 2021. If you missed the Southern Woods and Waters show Thursday, August 26th, it will be posted on the Southern Woods and Waters YouTube and Facebook pages. You can also catch one of the encores on Channel 5+ 2pm, Friday, August 27th or 8pm, Sunday, August 29th at 8pm.
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Thursday, August 19, 2021. My clients today were three of my slip neighbors on E-Dock. After the heavy rains yesterday, we didn't catch many Hybrids this morning but what we did catch were huge. All were between 5 and 7 pounds. One Hybrid we hooked spooled all the line from the reel in 15 seconds. Sounded like a 22 rifle when the line broke. That Hybrid had to be a 12+ pounder. I'm replacing the 12 pound test line on all my rods with 14 pound test. See my Pro Fishing Reports to see where we caught these Hybrids.