Location

AL
United States
35° 0' 18.1008" N, 88° 11' 52.6848" W

Fishing Reports

Fishing Report Provided by - Ronald Boren
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
October 30, 2014
This was my first trip to Pickwick and definitely won't be my last. It is one of the prettiest places that I have fished and offered so many different types of fishing. I could target grass, rock, bluff walls, humps, or ledges deep or shallow. The fishing was only ok though. I caught a lot fish but most were just under the size limit. Most of my fish were caught either in the grass or on the edge of the grass with a senko style worm fished on a weightless texas rig. I also caught a few fish on jigs and small crankbaits fished along bluff walls. Most of my fishing was done in Dry Creek, Panther Creek, Indian creek, and around State Line Island. The shad had started moving into the creeks and there were a lot of schooling fish but most that I saw were small. It seemed that the larger fish had not moved into the creeks yet. Although fishing was tough and I didn't catch a smallmouth I still had a lot of fun and learned a lot about the lake from Indian Creek to the Pickwick dam. We stayed at J.P. Coleman state park. Decent cabins with a good boat ramp and plenty of boat and truck parking. This is definitely a place I will fish again and if you get the opportunity you should too.
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Fishing Report Provided by Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks - Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
October 21, 2014
Pickwick Lake elevation: 409.30 ft. and falling at the time of this report. Look for TVA to continue to lower the lake to get back below the rule curve to facilitate a dam inspection. Surface water temps are still running in the low 70s. The bass fishing continues to get better and better as we move further into fall. Anglers are starting to catch numbers of schoolers as the fall feeding frenzy has started. Lures like rattletraps, spinnerbaits, swimbaits, shallow crankbaits, and various topwater lures are all working right now. A lot of anglers are targeting the grass beds as well. Most are using buzzbaits, frogs, senkos, flukes, spinnerbaits and swimbaits to catch their fish. Any irregularities in the bottom contour of the flats are going to hold fish moving up shallow to feed. Some good smallmouth reports are starting to come in from the upper end of the lake toward Florence. Swimbaits, crankbaits and jigs are working for those fish. Crappie anglers are targeting the main creeks like Yellow, Indian and Bear with decent success. Most are still hitting the deeper water, but look for the bite to move shallow much like the bass as we move further into fall. Best water depths were 10-20 ft. Crappie minnows seem to work better than jigs, but that can change daily. The catfish bite is picking up some. 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's a quality smallmouth one angler caught this past week. For current lake levels and current generation schedules, go to http://www.lakeinfo.tva.gov/htbin/lakeinfo?site=PKHDataType=AllSUBMIT=View+data
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