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rick mcferrin
02-15-2011, 05:37 AM
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Tim's Ford 2-15-2011
The doctor released me last Friday from the operation that I had in December and this is the 1st time to run the boat by myself and to fish Tim's since December 10-10. I got to the Devils step ramp at 7:30am and fish until 1:00pm. I fished up lake and the best water temps that I could find was around 43 degrees. I didn't fish above the bass club where I'm sure the water was warmer, but there was already several boats heading in that direction so I avoided the crowd. I caught and released 14 Largemouth and 1 Smallmouth. I also had 4 fish (1 good one) pull off right at the boat. I tossed just about everything but the #5 Rapala Shad Rap (Bleeding Olive Shiner) and 6lb test Sufix Pro Mix Mono www.sufix.com (http://www.sufix.com/) was the absolute best hands down. www.rapala.com (http://www.rapala.com/) No big fish but believe me it felt great to be back on the water. I booking trips for the spring/summer season. Oh yes before I forget, I talked with a couple gentlemen at the ramp that said they have been catching Smallmouth on creek minnows which this time of the year is still a great option. More to come Rick www.tennesseebassguides.com (http://www.tennesseebassguides.com/)

Travis C.
02-15-2011, 08:38 AM
Great report Rick.

More imortantly glad your back out on the water and out of those doctor offices.

fossil28
02-15-2011, 09:27 AM
Glad to see you are recovering and back out and fishing again. I am also glad to see your fishing reports again. I'm hopefully getting ready to go out to Tims here in a few minutes, wanted to get out earlier but stuff happens.

Randy

tkwalker
02-15-2011, 10:36 AM
I know what it's like to have surgery and spend down time to recover ... But you probably missed a lot of cold days on the water which may have been a good thing ... <'TK>< :)

rick mcferrin
02-15-2011, 05:59 PM
TK.....Very true.......glad to be going again...Rick

whrizob
02-16-2011, 08:59 AM
nice fish rick! good report! wish you well!