“Plan a trip to Guntersville, Ala., around Halloween if your confidence for fishing vegetation needs a boost. You’ll have plenty of new fishing friends around you. It’s a very popular reservoir, but the first time a 4-pounder busts through the weeds to eat your frog, or as the locals like to call it – ‘the cheese’ – your confidence will soar,” says Scroggins, reliving sweet memories of autumn days gone by on the northern Alabama fishery.
“Whether you’ve been casting a frog or pitching a craw, after a long day of fishing the salad, you’re gonna need to eat. I’d recommend a big old nasty ribeye soaked in teriyaki. In less than 20 minutes, you can fire up the grill and have your steaks thoroughly marinated in teriyaki. Cook it for 10 minutes total. Five minutes on one side. Five on the other. And you’re good to go,” concludes Scroggins, who shares all his favorite lures and recipes on his website: bigshowscroggins.com.