Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 5/24/2017 8:28:55 AM

Like Aberdeen and Columbus, the middle to upper end of the lake continues to be muddy due to heavy rainfall over the last week. The bass reports are coming from the lower end of the lake around Coalfire creek and Camp Pratt areas. Scattered grass beds, like water willow, are holding bass with the best baits being flukes, senkos, and spinnerbaits. Also try swimming a jig thru the grass as it can be a good shad/bluegill imitator. Some good topwater action can be had in those same areas early and late in the day, and even longer if overcast conditions present themselves. Most are throwing frogs and buzzbaits around the grass and stumps. The crappie reports are fair. Best areas are in those same areas the bass anglers are targeting. Try both minnows and jigs to see which the fish prefer that day. The catfish reports are fair to good with the increased current flow down the channel. Most successful anglers are hitting the old river runs and navigation channel with trotlines and jugs. Cutbait and nightcrawlers have been the best bait, but change it up with flavored chicken or catalpa worms, they might get you some extra bites.