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

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Fishing Report Provided by Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks - Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
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| Water Temp:71-80 F | Clarity: Stained
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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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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 16, 2014
Pickwick Lake elevation: 411.48 ft. and quickly rising due to all the rainfall over the past few days (at the time of this report). Look for TVA to release a substantial amount of water to try and get back below the rule curve to facilitate a dam inspection. Surface water temps are running around 73-74 degrees. The bass fishing continues to get better and better as we move further into fall. Very few anglers are targeting the deeper bite as the baitfish continue to push shallow toward the creeks. A lot of anglers are targeting the grass beds. 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. The striper action below the dam has slowed possibly due to the massive amounts of water coming thru the dam. For those that are fishing below the Pickwick and Wilson dams, swimbaits and spoons are both working, but more and more angler are opting to use live bait like skipjack and big shad to catch their fish. Crappie anglers are starting to hit the main creeks like Yellow, Indian and Bear with some 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. The catfish bite is picking up some. Most are tightlining cut or whole shad and skipjack. Eater sized catfish have been reported in the mouth of Panther Creek, and in the coves near Grand Harbor. A reminder that Pickwick is a shared waterbody with Alabama, so the 1 catfish over 34 inch rule applies here. Here are some quality fish from 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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