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35° 0' 18.1008" N, 88° 11' 52.6848" W

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December 5, 2014

PICKWICK LAKE/J. P. COLEMAN:

Late Fall/Winter fishing report: As water temps continue to fall, water level will control the cold water bite for the next few months. Sudden rises in water level, which results in increased current, will typically turn-on the bass bite, despite colder water temps. For bass, target offshore humps, points and river ledges with 1 oz. spinnerbaits, Alabama rigs, suspending jerkbaits, tubes, and grubs. Don’t overlook vertical bluffs during the cold weather, especially where the old river channel swings in close. Grubs and jigging spoons are good choices for a vertical presentation. Crappie can be caught during the winter; target the bigger creeks and hollows (Indian, Yellow) and look for crappie suspended near the creek channels. Most anglers typically target 20 to 30 feet of water for best results. Hair jigs get the nod during the cold weather. Pre-spawn crappie will start to show up as early as mid to late January. Most crappie anglers will start in Yellow Creek and make their way to Indian Creek towards the end of February. The catfish bite is typically pretty tough; the exception would be during good current flow. Target the ledges with cut or whole shad for best results. A reminder that Pickwick is a shared waterbody with Alabama, so the 1 catfish over 34 inch rule applies here. Those who want to target sauger during the winter should fish the tailraces below Pickwick and Wilson dams with heavy hair jigs and minnows. Weekly fishing reports will pick back up the first week of February. 

 

 

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November 11, 2014

Pickwick Lake elevation: 408.99 ft. and relatively holding at the time of this report. Water temps continue to drop following the cold nights this past week, and there are no signs of slowing down to the arctic blast that is forecasted to hit Thursday. Surface water temps were around the 60 degree mark this past Saturday with variable water clarity depending on where you were fishing. The bass bite was tough this past weekend was tough for some and decent for others as trying to catch fish in the buffet line for all the shad is proving to be tricky. It took a whopping 24lbs to win a team event there this past weekend with several fish over 5lbs weighed in, including one 5lb smallmouth. Schooling action continues to occur but finding keeper size fish within those schools is proving challenging for some. Lures like rattletraps, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, shallow crankbaits, jerkbaits and various topwater lures are the most popular for the schoolers. Some anglers are choosing to ignore the visible schoolers in favor of some deeper schoolers in 8-12ft of water. These anglers are using Alabama rigs, crankbaits, jerkbaits, jigs and spinnerbaits to catch these fish. Crappie anglers are still targeting the main creeks like Yellow, Indian and Bear with decent success. Any deep water cover like brushtops and laydowns are going to hold fish. The deep bluff banks in Bear Creek are popular right now. Try both jigs and minnows to see which the fish prefer. The catfish bite is fair right now. Most are tightlining cut or whole shad and skipjack. A reminder that Pickwick is a shared waterbody with Alabama, so the 1 catfish over 34 inch rule applies here.

Here are some of the quality fish weighed in this past Saturday.

 

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