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Fishing Report Provided by Fishing Alabama Reeds Guide Service - Reed Montomery
Average: 5 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:51-60 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
November 28, 2014

* Note - Alabama's Oldest, Freshwater Fishing Guide Reed Montgomery Owner of Reeds Guide Service Birmingham, Al. (205) 663-1504 has been diagnosed with "Pancreatic Cancer" in November of 2014! He needs your help! See His Website www.fishingalabama.com and click on the report found there titled, "Please Read This, Reed Needs Your Help"! For info on donations to help Reed with medical bills and a very needed surgery...now! 

* Also there will be a www.airportmarine.com sponsored event "Reed Montgomery Benefit Bass Tournament" to be held on Alabama's Lay Lake Saturday, December 13 2014. Held out of Beeswax Creek Park Boat launch at mid lake, from dawn until 3 p.m. Central time. Proceeds from this tax deductable for 2014 Cancer related event will to go help sponsor Reed Montgomery's Daily Rising Medical Bills (now coming in after an operation, two Emergency Room visits, several visits to various doctors, medication, etc. and more to come possible chemotherpy). Including a very expensive and very urgently needed surgery, right now, while possibly in the early stages now!

* Reed Montgomery will appear on Birmingham, Alabama TV Station WBRC Fox 6 "Good Day Alabama Morning Show" Friday, December 5 just after 8 a.m. Central time. With an update on his condition, money raised and the www.airportmarine.com sponsored event, "Lay Lake Reed Montgomery Benefit Bass Tournament" and Bass Fishing Information with Current Bass Fishing Conditions for the first week of December 2014.

* Lay Lake Alabama Report First Week of December 2014 Impounded 1914 ( "Happy Birthday Lay Lake now 100 years young in 2014"!) 50 miles in length from dam to dam.

Lake Level Full Pool - Water Temperatures low-to-mid 50's - Water Clarity Clear.

Early Winter...December on Lay Lake in Alabama! - As waters cool from this weeks lows in the upper 20's and daytime highs of only the low 50's Lay lake's largemouth bass have slowed down with daytime feeding activities (tremendously!), but they will feed once again this coming week with another winter warming trend near 70 degrees predicted!

Today (Black Friday), November 28 2014 shows a cold but sunny morning, with a low of 26 degrees and daytime highs predicted near 55 degrees. Actually the beginning of a very needed, week-long winter warming trend! But water temps are near 50 degrees today!

* Forecast Saturday-Monday highs near 70 degrees, night time lows in the low 50's, with predicted daytime highs in the mid-to-upper 60's all next week! So...go fishing!

Water temps should rise at least 10 degrees on the warmest days into the low 60's! Thus activating some otherwise sluggish largemouth bass! Still anglers targeting largemouth bass should plan on fishing slow with bottom bumping lures like jig combos (a big bass tactic on this very weedy Lay lake impoundment!). Also try 6-10 inch plastic worms, 6-8 inch plastic lizards, tube baits, beaver-type plastics and multi-legged, creature type plastics, all either Texas-rigged with a bullitt weight and worm hook from 3/0 to 4/0 size, or fished on a 3/8 ounce or heavier 1/2 ounce to 3/4 ounce size weight jig head in natural colors.

As daytime sunny, midday warming conditions (creek banks and even main lake flats), reveal much more active bass, lures like shallow-to-deep diving crankbaits, lipless lures, both soft bodied and hard bodied jerk baits, swim baits, spinnerbaits, chatter baits, jigging spoons and Alabama Rigs may all fool these otherwise sluggish bass. Even enticing a big, old Lay lake largemouth bass, especially on a cloudy or rainy day with frog imitations and buzz baits may be possible! (One very lucky angler caught a 13 1/2 pound largemouth bass this past 2014 summer on Lay lake on a black and blue jig / plastic crayfish trailer combo! His name is Josh and he works at www.airportmarine.com ! Give him a call!)

The Coosa River Breed of Spotted bass in Lay lake's, over 50 miles of navigable water, will always be a little more aggresive in cooler water situations, often schooling on bait fish and more likly to be hitting faster moving lures crankbaits, lipless lures, swim baits, spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, Alabama Rigs and even topwater lures! The evident current drawn through Lay Lakes dams will always influence these bass to feed on moving baitfish and crayfish.

* Check water generation schedules and curent lake levels for Lay lake and other Coosa River man made impoundments, at Alabama Power Company 1-800-lakes-11 number, updated daily.

Good Luck and Good Fishin' Please keep me in mind and in your prayers. For there is always faith with Jesus Christ!

Thank You for your time and consideration, your donations, your prayers and spreading the word on Reed Montgomery's condition. May you, your family, friends and business all prosper and be blessed by the grace of God and I hope every one of you have a very properous and very healthy year in 2015!

Reed Montgomery Owner of Reeds Guide Service "Alabama's oldest, professional bass fishing only, freshwater guide service guiding on all Alabama lakes for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass and striped bass for over 50 years"! Birmingham, Al. Phone (205) 663-1504. E-mail alabassgyd@aol.com / Website www.fishingalabama.com

Catch Report
Fishing Report Provided by - Gabe Bridges
Average: 4 (1 vote)
| Water Temp: | Clarity: Murky
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
October 24, 2014

I was fishing in my kayak right next to some lily pads. Just when I was about to give up on that spot my frog hit the water and the fish exploded out after it. It was a thrilling catch, but I left my phone in the truck. maybe next time. Rooster tails work everytime. You will catch brim and bass on it. It is great if you just want to catch fish

Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Largemouth BassFrog5
2Largemouth BassBlade Bait

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