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    Posted by tim-shaver on May 29, 2014 at 10:05 pm

    Has anyone fished Tims Ford lately. I have never fished the lake and I have a small club tourney on the 8th of June. I would appreciate any advice on what and how to fish the lake and any areas to check out. I am going to try and get up there this weekend to check it out. We are launching out of Tims Ford Marine. Thanks for the advice.
    Tim Shaver

    simplecircuit replied 10 years ago 1 Member · 1 Reply
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  • simplecircuit

    May 30, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Here’s some dock talk…
    My friend plays cards with some guys that fish a local club. The friend of my friend went to Tims Ford either last week or the week before. That guy had never fished down there before and was told by another guy to fish “the loudest crankbait you have”. He went down there and fished his usual stuff – jerkbait, soft plastics and some other stuff with no success. He switched over to whatever his loudest crankbait was – I’m guessing a vibration bait with loud rattles or something to that effect. He immediately started to catch fish. So… I would say, regardless of the water clarity, the sound seems to draw the fish up.

    Personally though…
    The times I’ve fished there, it’s been with a guy who lives on the lake. We used football jigs and big spinnerbaits fished on points that go from super shallow to SUPER deep to catch smallies and some keeper largemouth. I also caught a couple on the big Hot Lips Express [this was before 6xd’s came out]. My dad has caught them on 10″ worms there too – but that’s about all he’ll throw regardless of season/temp/lake.

    I wish I had better advice. From my experience, the water is deep and pretty clear normally. I would start with a deep running “loud” crankbait and a football jig around obvious stuff – long points, steep drops. If that isn’t the deal, then you could try to find some shallow pockets to crank shallow or run to the river section which is super shallow and pitch/flip scattered wood cover. I’m sure this doesn’t narrow it down, but it’s all the info that I have.

    Also, there was a Ultimate Match Fishing filmed on Tims Ford a couple years ago. You could scour the web for it. They fished shallow pockets around the spawn to catch some fish on shallow cranks and pitching to visible cover.

    Please post a report when you get back. I want to go down there, but keep talking myself out of it.

    Good Luck.

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