Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 7/24/2017 1:53:46 PM

Like Columbus and Aberdeen lakes, not much has changed as the bass reports have been slow to fair with most of the action coming during the twilight hours. A few bass are being reported in the Camp Pratt area and Big Coalfire along with other backwater areas on the lower end that has deep water. Target deeper banks with wood or grass using Texas-rigged plastics, swim jigs and weedless swimbaits. Also target the creek channel ledges with Carolina-rigs, and deep crankbaits. A few reports of schooling bass at the mouths of creeks just off the main channel are coming in. A Pop-R, walking bait or rattletrap is the ticket for these fish. Don’t overlook some early and late topwater action this time year on frogs and buzzbaits around any woody or grassy cover. The catfish bite is fair along the navigation channel and the mouths of the old river runs. Cutbait and small whole shad fished under a jug or on rod-n-reel seems to be working. The crappie anglers have been picking up a few fish by targeting standing timber in 5 – 8 ft of water and deeper ledges off the old river run in the Pratt’s area. Try both minnows and jigs as one could out produce the other on any given day.