Location

AL
United States
33° 6' 59.7744" N, 86° 28' 55.0704" W

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Provided by Fishing Alabama Reeds Guide Service - Reed Montomery
Rating:
5
Average: 5 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:81-90 F | Clarity: Clear
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
July 6, 2014
Summer Bass Fishing Alabama's Lay Lake By Reeds Guide Service Website www.fishingalabama.com With mid summer comes hot weather in Alabama. Lay lake is no exception, but the bass fishing is! Even with the weather, like low to mid 90's and water temps close to 90 degrees, one thing is for sure for the remainder of the hot, summer months of July, August and even September. These largemouth bass and Coosa River spotted bass have got to eat. Evident by weekly bass tournaments where it still takes over 20 pounds to hope to even have a chance to win! But some anglers do not fish bass tournaments on Lay lake (now celebratring 100 years since its impoundment), but still, they do want to know how to catch these hot, summertime bass, some bass that are in shallow water and some bass that live in the lake's deeper waters! Their choice now, like all bass anglers, is to fish during the day or fish at night. There are many reasons for making one choice or another! One, is fishing during the day will show much hotter weather. Its cooler at night, from sundown until dawn. Another deciding factor is, there is less traffic on the water after sundown. But if you choose to fish during the day, keep in mind weekdays are still when there is little traffic on the water, especially when compared to weekends with bass tournaments on Saturday and Sunday and most everyone is off work and ready to go fishing! Bass fishing Lay lake, even during the hot, daylight hours can still show some very productive times, like dawn and dusk. Being on the water early and fishing from dawn until around 9 a.m. or fishing late evenings from 5 p.m. until sundown can be the best times of the day! And its cooler... Lay lake is loaded with all types of cover for these bass to be found in, whether you fish during the day or at night. It is a lake 50 miles long, loaded with many kinds of aquatic weeds and productive year round. It also has plenty of wood cover for bass anglers to target, like standing timber, brush plies, stumps, laying trees, log jams, piers and boat houses. Rock cover holds summer bass too! Man made rip-rap rocks found lining causeways, bridges and culverts are good. Rock bluffs, rock or block walls, boulder type rocks and even small scattered rock piles, all hold schools of summer bass. * Learning what it takes to fool these bass on Lay lake is not only a matter of lure choice, its also a matter of where you fish and when you fish as well! Any summer morning should be the time to be fishing topwater lures in and around Lay lakes many miles of shallow water. Some of the lakes biggest bass are fooled during the first hours of daylight on lures like frogs, buzz baits, walking type topwaters, poppers, prop baits and soft plastic shad imitations. As the sun gets higher lure choices can vary among each and every bass angler. Most anglers either head to deeper water or they slow down and fish thick cover like weeds and wood cover or among rocks. * Lure choices and techniques are many for fooling these Lay lake summer bass! Besides fishing around the lakes thick and matted weeds with topwater lures, dozens of other lures will work as well! Although these largemouth bass do see a lot of lures, they do not see every type of lure on each day, so their memory may dwindle, when it comes to choosing your lures over other lures you may have to entice them to bite! Spinnerbaits, chatterbaits, floating and suspending model jerk baits, lipless lures, shallow running crankbaits and swim baits can all be fished around the lakes weeds. Swimming a jig combo or flipping a jig combo always fools big bass on this lake. So does fishing with beaver type plastics, worms, lizards, creature baits and even finesee fishing with small plastics works all summer long...day or night! Deep bass on Lay lake can be found hanging along deep rock bluffs, ledges, drop-offs, river and creek channels, submerged islands, humps, ridges and bars. Like other lakes there are many lure choices and techniques that will fool these deep summer bass for the next three months! Deep diving crankbaits, swim baits, A-rigs, jigging spoons, Texas riigged worms and other plastics and heavy football head jig combos are all good lure choices for Lay lakes bass this summer season. Or you can always call on Reeds Guide Service...first! Guiding for bass only, year round, on Lay lake and other Alabama lakes for over 40 years. Website www.fishingalabama.com Thanks and good fishin' this summer season! Reed Montgomery Owner of Reeds Guide Service (205) 663-1504 Birmingham, Al.
Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Largemouth BassFrogSpro7
2Largemouth BassTopwaterHeddon Lures5
3Largemouth BassSpinnerbaitBooyah Baits3
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Fishing Report Provided by - wayne cox
Rating:
4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
May 5, 2014
I started out in the Grass in Paint Creek throwing a frog and had a lot of success then headed out to the points and caught 25+ Spots biggest being a 4 lber. The lake is fishing very good right now. The bite will only get better with the water clearing up.
Catch Report
CatchSpeciesLure/BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (inches)
1Largemouth BassFrogBig Bite Baits6
2Spotted BassCreatureBig Bite Baits4
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