Location

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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Fishing Report
September 30, 2014
Pickwick Lake elevation: 411.05 ft. and falling at the time of this report. TVA will be lowering the water quicker this year to facilitate a dam inspection. It’s predicted the lake will be at winter pool (408ft) by October 15. Water temps continue to hang around the mid 70s. The bass fishing is still fair to good for numbers but quality can be tough to find. The deep bite is starting to really slow down as the fish are following the bait toward shallower water. A lot of anglers are targeting the grass beds. Most are using buzzbaits, frogs, senkos, flukes, spinnerbaits and swimbaits to catch their fish. The crappie anglers are starting to show up in Yellow and Indian Creek. Most are catching fish by trolling or pulling hair jigs and minnows in 12 to 20 ft of water. These anglers have reported catching nice fish, but not very many. Reports of striper action continues to come in from behind Wilson dam but fishing below Pickwick is a little tricky right now with all the water being let out. 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. The catfish bite continues to be slow for the anglers reporting in except for those fishing behind Pickwick Dam. 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. 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 Brent Crow's North Alabama Guide Service - Brent Crow
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September 26, 2014
The grass on the lower end is producing largemouth, with some schooling going on around it. Spinnerbaits, Topwaters and swimbaits have been the best bets around the grass. The smallmouth bite is just around the corner and there is no better fishing in North Alabama than the fall bite at Pickwick. I have a few days open in October and plenty of days in November to catch the smallmouth of a lifetime.
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