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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
Rating:
3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
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.

 

For current lake levels and current generation schedules, go to

http://www.lakeinfo.tva.gov/htbin/lakeinfo?site=PKHDataType=AllSUBMIT=Vi...

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Fishing Report Provided by Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks - Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries, & Parks
Rating:
2
Average: 2 (1 vote)
| Water Temp:61-70 F | Clarity: Stained
Fish Caught | Lunker: using a
Fishing Report
November 4, 2014

Pickwick Lake elevation: 408.74 ft. and relatively holding at the time of this report. TVA has pulled the lake down early this year to help facilitate a dam inspection. This past weekend, a massive cold front moved thru the state and slowed the fishing down. Water temps significantly dropped. Surface water temps are still running in the low to mid 60s. The bass bite was tough this past weekend due to the harsh north wind and cold front conditions. However, it still took 17 lbs to win a local tournament there this past Saturday. 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, 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 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.

For current lake levels and current generation schedules, go to

http://www.lakeinfo.tva.gov/htbin/lakeinfo?site=PKHDataType=AllSUBMIT=Vi...

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