Dustin King - Professional Angler & Guide

Dustin King is a professional angler, and Lake Neely Henry guide. If you're interested in booking a trip on Lake Neely Henry, check out the Guide Service page.



End of December Fishing Report

December 31st, 2011 Written By: Posted In: Fishing Reports

Got out on the water today for a new year’s eve fishing trip with my uncle from Louisiana. The day overall was pretty tough the water temps averaged around 46-49 degrees everywhere we went.  We fished shallow, deep, main lake, upriver and down river lol but FINALLY a  pattern showed itself in the last hour and we managed a couple. the pattern we found was in the back of creeks with jerkbaits and when I say “back” I am talking about WAY back! Fish were sitting in the bottom of the creek channels around stumps and other cover. I am looking forward to an awesome 2012 and I hope you all have a great year as well! Let’s go fishing! I have a rod ready for you!

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Neely Henry October Report

November 2nd, 2011 Written By: Posted In: Fishing Reports

Fishing on Nelly is changing not by the weeks or days but by the hour! This is a great time of year but with so many weather factors playing a part you have to really keep your options open. You can start out the day fishing in 6inches of water, at 11am be fishing in 20ft deep water and by 2pm be fishing 3ft deep with crankbaits haha Its really fun though, last week I had several cast where I would catch a spot and then 3 more follow it to the boat. I expect the big toads to be wanting to play very soon! For some reason, these “Coosa River Spots” are like smallmouth as a lot of you know, the colder the weather the more they want to play! I am running guide specials the rest of the year so make sure to contact me if you want to go fishing!

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Heading to Santee Cooper for BASS Weekend Series Nationals

November 2nd, 2011 Written By: Posted In: Tournament News

First off, I want to say a HUGE thanks for visiting my site! This is the first blog update since the new webdesign and feel free to check out all the links and sign the guestbook. This year has been a fun and exciting year for sure! It started out on Guntersville in Feb. and THANKFULLY still has not ended! I fished the BASS Weekend Series trail this year and had a very average season getting limits in all the regular season tournaments. Come time for our division championship on Guntersville I was ranked 19th for angler of the year and looked like I would easily punch a ticket to the Regional Championship by finishing in the top 40 for angler of the year. Well, as a lot of my friends know….the “Guntersville curse” hit me, as it often does! For some reason that lake “has my number” and its a bad number for sure. I ended up getting a big fat goose egg for two solid day! So all the way home I was absolutely on edge! I didn’t know if I would make the top 40 cut or not since this was a double points tournament. Well, luckily I was able to squeeze in at 38th place and was very excited! I set out the year to make it to that tournament and did so!

The regional championship this year was on the Mobile Delta, I had not ever fished tidal water and due to my school schedule was unable to practice fish. As I pulled up to the boat ramp for our pre-tournament meeting, I seen a dolphin, and obviously I thought to myself “what am I getting into” and said a little prayer. I KNEW my first day on the Delta would be one epic experience but was just happy to be there. After the first day I got a limit which I didn’t think was very much and surprisingly I was in 6th place at the end of the day! I was pretty shocked to say the least, here it is, 1st day on the water and I am in 6th place. So on day 2 I knew I would be staying further south than day 1. Fishing was tough, the wind picked up and I couldn’t get anything going. I was throwing the same baits as day 1 and the fish just was not eating….time passed….and passed….nothing….no bites….finally at 1pm, just 2hrs before weigh-in I started getting pretty shook, here I am, 6th place, and I haven’t got one single fish. “Don’t drop the ball now” was exactly what I was thinking, suddenly I felt something on my spinnerbait, a BLUE CRAB….oh yes that’s when a light bulb as bright as the sun went off in my head, panic mode, beast mode and rockstar mode all kicked in at once lol and as well as a “thank you Lord”. What I had done was stay to close to the saltwater and I wasn’t fishing with their forage, ever heard the term “match the hatch” well I tied on a shrimp imitation bait! 1st two cast I landed stripe, so I knew I was fishing with what they wanted, I went on to land not 1…not 2…but 10!!! Keepers in the last dying moments of the tournament and ended up the day in 6th place! Talk about a train wreck! lol

So, now I am qualified for the National Championship and will be heading to Santee Cooper in South Carolin to fish next week. I will leave on Monday morning, pre-fish Tues, and then the tournament last Wed-Sat with only the top 25 fishing on Saturday. So as you can tell, my tournament season has taken a huge up swing the last couple months and I am greatly looking forward to heading north next week! Thanks for following me and hopefully I will have to GET THE NET!! Next week because I have BIG FISH ON!

 

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2011 – Halfway Through the Season

October 6th, 2011 Written By: Posted In: Tournament News

Hey everyone,

Just a quick update on what’s going on right now. I have had a great year! Fishing on Neely has been outstanding no matter what people say! I have heard rumor of “Neely going downhill” Well, the 7+lbr I caught a couple weeks ago sure did not get the notice lol!! I caught it with Alabama Outdoor News magazine crew, that’s amazing to catch such a healthy fish in mid August! Absolutely beautiful fish! So…NO NEELY IS ALIVE AND WELL!!! I am sitting in 19th place on the BASS Weekend Series trail and have the division Championship coming up. FROG WILL BE ON!! Thats a great time of year and I am looing forward to it! If I stay in the top 40, which I have done the “points math” and even if I zero both days I still would probably wake it, then I will be heading to the Regional Championship in Mobile. This will be my 1st one to attend since I have never fished the Weekend Series trail completely though the year. So it will be a fun time! I have got to say the support from sponsors, friends, and family this year has been amazing!! Everyone on my team rocks for sure! If you want to get updates everyday about fishing go to my facebook fan page, this is where all the real action takes place Www.Facebook.com/DustinKingFishing

Thanks,

Dustin

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