Location

AL
United States
32° 51' 4.4388" N, 86° 26' 47.6268" W

Fishing Reports

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
| Water Temp: 81-90 F | Clarity: Clear
3 fish caught | Lunker: 5lb Largemouth Bass using a Davis Baits Football Head Jig

Late Summer Bass Fishing on Alabama's Mitchell Lake By Reed Montgomery Reeds Guide Service (205) 663-1504 Website www.fishingalabama.com Impounded 1923 Lake level Full Pool 312.0

* Early to mid August displayed air temps ranging from the mid 80's to low 90's. The latter part of the month it got even hotter! With daytime air temperatures near 100 degrees predicted for several days this week, many anglers have resorted to fishing early in the day, late in the day or at night, when its cooler. Some anglers just stay home until fall arrives! But if you can stand the heat you can still fool a few good bass into biting. Football head jigs, deep diving crankbaits and suspending jerk baits fool both big largemouth bass and Coosa River breed of spotted bass. * Concentrating your efforts along the deeper main lake ledges and drop offs, along creek mouths, deep cuts and pockets, and the lakes headwaters (situated below upper Lay lake dam) are suggested. Any sudden, rainy period is a welcome sight. Bass should move shallow when it does get cloudy or rain occurs like evening thundershowers. So just be there! Or you can always call (205) 663-1504 on Reeds Guide Service..first! Mitchell Lake's oldest, professional bass fishing only guide service, guiding on all Alabama lakes for over 40 years." See my website www.fishingalabama.com for more info. Utilizing the 2015 Ranger 520 Comanche Bass Boat with 250 H.P. Evinrude E-tec and Lowrance electronics! All provided by www.AirportMarine.com

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassFootball Head JigDavis Baits5
2Largemouth BassCrankbaitMann's4
3Spotted BassJerk BaitRapala4
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Yes, although its hot in the low-to-upper 90′s, keep in mind, there will always be numbers of big, largemouth bass mostly found lingering in and around the multiple variety of aquatic reeds. These are catchable bass! The best lure right now would be an imitation frog. These fish are eating frogs day and night. Fishing like this requires strong rods and braided line to catch the Bass and keep them from getting tangled up by bringing them to the boat fast.

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
| Water Temp: 71-80 F | Clarity: Muddy
3 fish caught | Lunker: 7lb Channel Catfish using a Live Worm

I have been fishing in my kayak in the narrows on the North Western side of the lake. Surprisingly the best thing to use has been your every day crappie bait. Something like a baby shad soft bait . Spoons and rooster tails have worked really well on the bass too. Most of the fish that i have been catching have been holding on the bank or about 3 yards off of it. The catfish fishing has been incredible. I have been using night crawlers and live minnows that I catch in my minnow trap. Hope this helps y'all. Go get'em.

CatchSpeciesLure / BaitBrandWeight (lb)Length (in)
1Largemouth BassSpoon2
2Black CrappieCrappie Tube1
3Channel CatfishLive Worm7

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