Currently the fishing on Neely Henry is deep into a Summer pattern. Water temps are in the 90′s and fish are on the ledges. You can catch fish right now on a go2bait company 10in worm, and a go2bait company finesse worm teamed up with a tackle doctor jig head. We are fishing ledges ht go from 12ft and top out around 6ft. Usually if you find 1 fish you are going to find several. Be on the lookout for surfacing activity, shad flipping, ect….this is a great sign. If you can find a ledge with baitfish then you are going to be sure the bass will follow. Also, the stripe activity is really picking up on the main river! Be sure to drag a worm up under them to catch some quality largemouth and spots s well. I have several days available and would love to take you on an evening or weekend guide trip!
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.
Well it has been quite some time since I have wrote a blog. My life has been nuts since last year! Everything from living in Oklahoma for a time, to getting married, then back to Alabama and now here we are at a great fishing season ahead of us! I will be fishing the BASS Weekend Series this year as a boater and our 1st tournament is March 9th. Our schedule is pretty wide open
Guntersville 2day- September
I have to give a major shout-out to all the folks who are my current sponsors! Go2bait Company, Tackle doctor spinnerbaits, topwater clothing, lews reels, and Greg’s custom rods. Without these people I couldn’t afford to fish lol They all make great products that I am proud to introduce to guide customers and fellow tournament anglers both! I appreciate you all following me this year. Make sure to join my fan page and get in on the action!
Well its Sunday and I just got out of church. I had an absolutely awesome day of fishing yesterday, talk about a blast! I was sitting at home watching TV Friday and my phone rings, the weekend series event on Weiss Lake needed some anglers and wanted to know if I would be interested in fishing. Well, I never turn down the opportunity to fish a tournament so I told them to sign me up. I honestly didn’t really know what to expect because I haven’t seen Weiss Lake in a year but the Coosa River fishes a lot alike on most of the lakes. So I decided to stick with a Neely Henry pattern and try it on Weiss Lake. Thankfully my grandfather showed me some places a few years ago and we won a tournament there so I had an idea of the general area I would be wanting to go.
The day started off extremely productive and I was able to start culling by 8am and the places I fished with my grandfather were slam loaded with big ol’ fat girl spots! Every single fish I caught was on the Go2Bait 4.5 Shaky Worm in Watermelon Candy color on a Tackle Dr. jig head. I ended up the day in 7th place, not to bad for a “spur of the moment” tournament. A big part of my success was also because of Greg’s Custom Rods , Trilene 100% Fluro, and my Lews Reels It was EXTREMELY windy yesterday and thanks to the sensitivity of Greg’s Rods and the 100% Fluro I was able to stick to my finesse fishing pattern unlike a lot of guys and keep putting fish in the boat! I was also using the high speed Lews Reel so that when them fish hit I could reel the slack out and get a hook in them quick before they dropped my worm. I can’t begin to tell you how vital that was yesterday!
Thanks everyone for all the support and give me a call, lets go chase fat girls together!
Fishing on Neely has been exceptionally fun the last few weeks! Of course just like any other time, some days are better than others but the good days have been much more numerous here lately! I would really like for some of you to get on the water with me!
The patterns have been fairly simple, find grass that is in the water and find largemouth, not much harder than that. Now the lures I have been using well….different than what other people use I will say that and you need to come fish with me to see it in action lol. The spotted bass are moving out towards the river and can be found on points throwing crankbaits. I have caught several here lately in 8-12ft of water on a Strike King squarebill. They are up and feeding on bait fish and will slam that crankbait! Here are a few pictures of fish we have caught here lately, call me to book a trip!
Fishing on the Coosa River has really started to pick up and its picking up fast!!! The water temps are really warming up nicely and the fish I have been catching are super fat! I really think that the water temps never got cold enough to pull the fish out to the main river this year and they have been feeding heavily in preparation for a winter that never showed up. It will be really exciting to see what this years season holds because I can honestly say, there have been more big bass caught in my boat this January/February than ever before. Also, this is the mildest winter I ever remember and I think these two factors really go hand in hand.
The fish I have been targeting have been in creeks thus far and starting to get ready to bed. I have located several places where the surface water temperatures are in the low 60′s which is prime for catching some really big sacks of fish! Right now the evening bite seems to be more “on” than the early morning bite because the water warms up over the evening. I am targeting spawn migrations routes along creek channels. Anywhere a creek channel makes a sharp turn or has a different contour that bass can stop on and feed is where you will find them. Once you locate a school, my recent experience has proven they are hungry and stacked up! I am using crankbaits and jigs to put the big ones in the boat. I am currently working at the bassmaster classic with Wired2Fish, when I get home call me for an awesome trip on Lake Neely Henry. Let’s go chase some fat girls!!
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!