shad spawn is getting close and there are a few fish still to spawn
On Friday I fished I fished with two great guys just out spending some time together. His father was up from south Texas visiting and does alot of saltwater fishing and the son wanted to show him what the big "G" was all about. We started the day with a swimbait, chugbug, and a spinnerbait and about 10 minutes into the day I caught the first fish that went around 5 lbs or so and caught a couple of smaller ones and by this time we had all switched to the swimbait and that was pretty much the bait for the day. We threw a brush hog, big worms and topwater with little results and every time we laid the swimbait down to try something else we would pick it back up and get bit so we threw it all day. Best five went around 18 to 19 lbs. Never had any real big bites that we know of but had a couple that we thought were what we were looking for but they would pull off just as someone said that feels like a good one. During the morning almost every fish that bit we caught and as the afternoon went on we would catch about every 3rd or 4th fish that bit. We probably missed 20 to 25 fish and caught about the same. Best depth was holding 4 to 5 feet.
Today I had the day off and went out scouting. I found some crankbait fish in the 8 to 10 feet range and found some new swimbait areas. Most areas that I fished I would leave after catching 4 or 5 fish in a short time but was wanting to find as much as I could and stayed on the trolling motor. The way things are looking the shad spawn looks like it is going to kick in anytime. Some of the places it is unreal at how many bait fish will swim in with your bait. When it really gets going the spinnerbait will be hot. I did catch a few fish on a sammy today but still haven't seen the fish blowing up on the shad like I was prior to this last cold front.
I have a few days open at the end of this week if anyone wants to get out but starting next weekend I have 10 in a row. On the 19th and 20th I have 1/2 days open if anyone wants them.
Good Luck out there and hope this helps when you get to go.
Curt Staley's Pro Guide Service
Lake Guntersville , AL
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cell # is 256-990-0376
About The Author: Captain Curtis Staley
Company: Curt Staley's Pro Guide Service
Area Reporting: Lake Guntersville ,AL
Bio: Professional guide and tournament angler and owner of Curt Staley's Pro Guide Service on beautiful Lake Guntersville in northeast Alabama.