by Michael Lewis

That’s right, I said it. If you like action packed fishing then it’s time to go for some top water action! Now don’t get me wrong, I like to catch fish every way I can but there’s just something about that explosion the fish make when they attack the bait. I use zoom flukes and a Zara puppy. I will fish the Zara puppy and walk the dog when I see fish on my depth finder under my boat. Sometimes they are on the bottom, but if you wait they will move up to feed. A lot of times you can see them jumping out of the water. But even if you don’t see them, they’re there.

Two fish on one lure!

I’ll fish the top water bait. If they keep hitting it and missing it I’ll throw the zoom fluke and let it float down a foot or two, and they’ll kill it. It could be largemouth smallmouth white bass – you never know what you get.

      This is also a great time to get on the rivers and streams in the local area and try your hand at trout fishing. Weather you use an ultra light and a spinner or you’re good at fly fishing, now is the time to go when the water is cool and up high from the spring rains.

So get out on the lake or the river and do a little fishing in Western North Carolina. If you enjoy fishing, contact me at LewisNoClark , 828-223-0269.