Fishing Reports by Captain Jim Burks

About The Author: Captain

Company: BassinAdventures

Area Reporting: North Alabama

Bio: Full time professional Bass fishing guide.USCG Lic.#1159998. I live with my wife on Guntersville Lake and I fish at least 250 days a year,rain or shine.I thank God every day for the blessings He has given me.

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Cold Snap Slows Guntersville Bite (4/07/2007)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The fishing has definitly slowed on Guntersville Lake due to the recent cold front that brought night time temps to below freezing.
Early Season Frogs (3/19/2007)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Swimming Ribbits and Seismic Frogs and flipping the new Evolution Jigs into super shallow water.
Lake Report for Guntersville (3/06/2007)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Spending time with my son Ben, a US Marine Corps Seargent.
Trappin' Bass (2/19/2007)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Yo-Yo a Red Trap in 3 to 6 ft. of water through dead grass
Shakee Shad Strikes Again (2/08/2007)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] The Shakee Shad Crankbait by Strictly Bass Lures is my favorite late Winter/early Spring bait
Slow Crankin' In Bitter Cold (2/01/2007)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Slow Crankin' in Bitter Cold over the dead Hydrilla. We did manage to boat 3 nice fish while we were out,a 3 1/2lb spot,a 3lb.lghead,and a 2 1/2lb largehead.
Logan Martin Prepping For Jr. Bassmasters Tournament (1/15/2007)
[Birmingham,AL] Helping a competitor prepare for the Jr.Bassmasters Tournament. had the pleasure of fishing the great Logan Martin Lake for 4 days this past week .I fished with Ryan Welsh and his dad Brent.Ryan is one of the Jr.Bassmasters competitors preparing to compete on Feb.18th.He won the Wisconsin state federation championship for his age group,(he is 14)and one of the best anglers for his age that I've ever fished with.
Guntersville's End of Year Bass Fishing (12/30/2006)
[Jones Bluff Lake,AL] Two different approaches to cold water Bass. I hope everyone had a great Christmas,the weather is definitly taylor made for bass fishing.I'm finding fish up shallow and deep so there is a pattern for everyone's taste.The shallow fish are in and out according to the water temp but the deep fish are more stationary.At the risk of being scolded by some of the "Post Vultures" I have been busy taking some of the ESPN competitors out to learn the lake and find fish.
Capt.Jim Burks on Guntersville (12/11/2006)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] 1/2 day trip to show areas for late Jan. BASS Weekend Tourn.
Mid-Lake Guntersville Largemouth Bass Report (11/28/2006)
[Guntersville Lake,AL] Edges of grass in 8 to 10 feet of water. Shallow C/B and Fluke over submerged Hydrilla. found a group of good fish in the mid-lake area on a lipless crankbait on Mon. I could only get bit by yo-yoing it at the edge of the grass in 8 to 10 ft.of water.Sat and Mon.