Hello Everyone –

Fishing on the pond has been great over the past few days. I had trips Friday – Sunday this past weekend. Most of my clients requested to remain “incognito” and not be plastered all over the BFHP – a request which I certainly understand and respect. So, the only pictures you get are mostly of my ugly mug with some pigs. LOL!

On Friday, we fished ditches shallow out to about 20 feet for most of our fish. We had a great sack of fish on a FHS as well as a Shaky Head worm. On Saturday and Sunday, the clouds and rainy weather moved in, so we shifted out deep for most of our fish. We worked jigs and spoons in timber around creek ditches through the day for some great catches. On Sunday, we started shallow and whacked a great sack in about 30 minutes on a Fish Head Spin. When that stopped, we switched to the timber with a jig and a spoon and went to work. Lots of action through the day and some really nice spots. There are some big ones out deep, but don’t discount the shallow bite, even in the cloudy weather. If you have a “5 bite” mindset, you can still go shallow and hammer a big sack if you are in the right places. I know of some 20 pound + sacks that were caught over the weekend in local tournaments that came very shallow – most competitors only got 5 bites through the day though. Just depends on what you want to do. Out deep we are catching 12-18 fish a day – not all are studs out there though.

On to other news. The Sworming Hornet Video Promo I filmed with Rick Steckelberg is up and ready to view on my YouTube Channel. Rick will be taking this to ICast this coming weekend in Las Vegas and I will have it up on my website shortly. Check it out by clicking on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evXNn1uwCMo&feature=g-upl&context=G2045600AUAAAAAAAAAA

Also, I will be appearing at Bass Pro Shops this Saturday morning with deep water expert Phil Johnson. Phil and I will we working over the tank to demonstrate some winter tactics for spotted bass. I will be focusing on the Fish Head Spin and Phil will be talking about the drop shot and deep water spooning. After that, Phil and I are headed down to Atlanta to speak at the boat show. We have teamed up with Ken Sturdivant and will be doing presentations at the “Let’s Go Fishing” Center presented by Allstate – Building C, Booth 632. Phil and I are speaking on Friday and Saturday afternoon. We start Friday at 5:30 PM and Saturday at 3:30 PM – hope to see everyone down there or out at Bass Pro Shops.

Lastly, next weekend, Jan 21 & 22, I will be at the Great Southern Fishing Show which will be held at the North Atlanta Trade Center. I will have a booth and will be giving presentations at the event. You can catch me at the Trout Theater at 10 AM on Saturday and 10:30 AM on Sunday. Click the following link for more information: http://www.northatlantatradecenter.com/fishing.html

If you would like to go fish, I have Thursday afternoon, Friday Morning, and Sunday available for trips. Just give me a call or drop me a note.

Thanks to everyone and may God Bless –