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AL
United States
35° 0' 18.1008" N, 88° 11' 52.6848" W
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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 71-80 F Water Temp: 71-80 F Clarity: Clear

 This report is for this week on TN River-Pickwick Lake, Alabama. Pickwick Lake water level is 412.44 with an average inflow of 18475 cfs, and water temp around 78 degrees. We fished out of Mcfarland Park in Florence, AL. this week on a corporate trip with around 11 boats and 23 clients. We had really tough conditions with falling water, very little current, and high pressure but still managed several fish between all the boats. The Walmart BFL two day  Super Tournament last weekend took 32ibs 9 ounces to win, but wieghts were down overall. The fall transition of falling water and fish being scatterred has made it a little tough for the moment, but as the water level stabilizes and the water temp cools a little more it will get better. October, November, and December is always a good time to be on the water and one of the best times to catch some big Pickwick Lake largemouth and smallmouth bass.We are starting to get some really explosive topwater bites the last few weeks and it will only get better!  Some of the best baits for this time of year are Topwater baits, swimbaits, jerkbaits, spinnerbaits, shakey head worms and jigs. Lets go fishing! 

Visit www.AlwaysGoneFishing.com (link is external) For more information. At Always Gone Fishing Guide Service we fish year round and are booking fast for the Fall trips. Give us a call now to fish on the TN River: Pickwick Lake, Wilson Lake, Wheeler Lake,& Lake Guntersville in Alabama. We supply all tackle including Lew's Reels spooled with Vicious Line, and Impulse Rods along with all the best baits for your day on the water. We fish out of a Ranger Z520 bass boat powered by a Mercury 250 ProXS for a safe and comfortable trip.Let's Go Fishing! Call us today to schedule a trip or for gift certificates. 931-698-3904 Towns along the Tennessee River include Scottsboro AL.,Guntersville AL.,Huntsville AL.,Decatur AL.,Florence AL., Athens, AL and Muscle Shoals AL. Always Gone Fishing Guide Service Capt. Currey Holley EMAIL:alwaysgonefishing1@gmail.com (link sends e-mail) or alwaysgonefishing@alwaysgonefishing.com (link sends e-mail). website:www.AlwaysGoneFishing.com (link is external)

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Pickwick Lake elevation: 414.17 ft. and is fairly stable at the time of this report. The bass bite is good for some, but the quality bite is proving hard to come by for some folks. Most fish weighed in are averaging in the 2-5lb range with very over 6lbs being caught. It took a whopping 29lbs to win a local club team tournament there this past Saturday. The summertime is definitely here and you can tell as the off shore humps and ledges are starting to get hit pretty hard by every bass fisherman hitting the lake. Anglers are using a variety of tactics and lures to trigger bites. Most are targeting water depths of about 15-25ft in depth. Not all ledges and humps are holding fish, so you may have to fish a few to finally find a school. The lack of current these past couple of weeks has not helped the bite. The catfish bite is fair to good right now, whether you are hand grabbing, trotlining, jug fishing or the just plain ole rod-n-reel fishing. The jug and rod-n-reel crowd are having very good success on strawberry flavored chicken and cut/whole shad. Anglers need to keep in mind that you may only keep one fish over 34 inches.Not many crappie anglers are braving the heat, but the ones that are, are targeting suspended fish in Yellow and Bear Creeks by trolling/drifting minnows and jigs in 20-30ft of water.

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Average: 3 (1 vote)
Weather: Sunny Air Temperature: 61-70 F

Pickwick Lake elevation: 413.89 ft. and is fairly stable at the time of this report. The bass bite is still good for numbers and good for quality for a few folks. It took 23lbs to win a local tournament there this past Saturday despite all the boat traffic. The summertime is definitely here and you can tell as the off shore humps and ledges are starting to get hit pretty hard by every bass fisherman hitting the lake. Anglers are using a variety of tactics and lures to trigger bites. Anything from a big crankbait to a drop-shot finesse worm will work. Current is playing more of a factor as we move into summer. Most are targeting water depths of about 15-25ft in depth. Not all ledges and humps are holding fish, so you may have to fish a few to finally find a school. The catfish bite is good right now, whether you are hand grabbing, trotlining, jug fishing or the just plain ole rod-n-reel fishing. The jug and rod-n-reel crowd are having very good success on strawberry flavored chicken and cut/whole shad. Anglers need to keep in mind that you may only keep one fish over 34 inches.Not many crappie anglers are braving the heat, but the ones that are, are targeting suspended fish in Yellow and Bear Creeks by trolling/drifting minnows and jigs in 20-30ft of water.

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