Alabama Bass Fishing: The Hotspots And The Hot Tips

By: Daniel Eggertsen

Alabama bass fishing has been making waves for years amongst the bass fishing enthusiasts of the local area and indeed the world, year after year bass fisherman and women flock there in their droves for a piece of the action, and with good reason. If you are yet to experience the action for yourself then you should begin to think about a trip to the South because you can choose from the many lakes and all three breeds that are native there the largemouth bass, the smallmouth bass and the spotted bass!

The problem with bass fishing in Alabama is the multitude of choices you have here. You can choose from several lakes, even more lures and baits that work and type of bass. After all it is the bass fishing capital of the Deep South! Below you will find a quick guide to the best lakes on offer so you can at least plan that before taking a road trip there!

Lake Guntersville

Lake Guntersville is the lake of choice for many bass fishing enthusiasts that head to Alabama. It is the largest lake in the state at over 69,000 acres and is easily accessible because it is just 90 miles from the city of the same name.

However, be prepared to feel hemmed in if you do not get here early enough to pick your spot because it is also the busiest lake in the state. Amateur and professional bass fishing enthusiasts all come here because the lake is simply alive with bass and it is thought that the numbers living in the murky depths are increasing!

The vegetation coverage in Lake Guntersville is certainly unique but is also at the optimum level for the bass at 20. The bass tend to hide in it so you may want to try out a spot of winter bass fishing here if you are considering braving the colder weather for your love of the sport! Whether it is winter or summer, Lake Guntersville offers several prime areas to fish in, namely the point at which the flats drop off and the creek channels.

Both offer a plentiful supply of bass so you should go home feeling very successful after a day there!

The best time for fishing is April so plan a trip for then if possible. In term of the lures and baits that work best here, try a spinnerbait or crankbait for the best results. They are both favourites of the bass fishing enthusiasts that frequent the area. You could try plastic worms as well because they are often effective. Also, keep you line above a depth of 7 feet. Use a Texas rig and you will not go far wrong!

Pickwick Lake

Pickwick Lake is the place to be if you want to fish for smallmouth bass because the lake is absolutely teeming with them. Some research has actually proved that it is possible to catch almost on smallmouth bass every minute so that is certainly a record to aim for if you like to be competitive! In terms of weight as well, Pickwick Lake is better than most of the other lakes in the state for steady weights that can average above 5lbs.

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