This tournament season has started off pretty well! My Weekend Series tournament on Guntersville was pretty difficult but things headed up from there. I was offered to go fish a “wounded warriors on the water” tournament on Wheeler Lake and you talk about an absolute blast. My partner was a 15 year Marine and was flat smoked em. We finished the day in 5th place with over 17lbs of beautiful bronzebacks and big fish. I smoked a 7lb smallie 3rd cast of the morning. That tends to help the situation pretty good lol All of our fish were caught on jerkbaits and Tackle Doctor shaky heads paired up with a Go2bat 4in shaky worm. It was a day I will honestly never forget. We had our 5th place limit by 10am and just continued to pour on the heat the rest of the day. My partner and I had so much fun and it was a friendship made that will last forever. I was thrilled to be able to spend time giving back to those who gave for us. It really ment a lot to me and it did him as well. He was extremely grateful and all the thanks was to be owed to him for sure! Keep all those guys in your prayers as they go through life. I learned that just because they are home “safe and sound” does not mean mean “all is well”. Those guys see a lot and have struggles that will last their lifetime. I appreciate your time soldier, and thank you!!
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 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!