Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 10/16/2017 9:57:12 AM

Most anglers are reporting a fair bass bite on Aliceville. Popular areas right now include Pratt’s Camp, Kincaid Creek, James Creek, and Big Coalfire. Best baits have been Texas-rigged plastics, shallow crankbaits, and spinnerbaits. If you find the shad, the bass should be close by. The topwater action can be very good in the fall around the schools of shad, so keep a buzzbait, walking bait, or even a white frog handy. The crappie reports are fair and steadily improving as the temperatures continue to fall. Most anglers are working the timber and brush at Pratt’s or in Big Coalfire Creek. Both jigs and minnows are catching fish with jigs working better in dirty water, but let the fish dictate what technique to use. The catfish bite continues to be fair to good for both rod-n-reel and jugs. Most groups are hitting the channel at the mouths of the old river runs and also fishing in the river runs. Best baits have been liver and cut or whole shad. A reminder that Aliceville is a shared waterbody with Alabama, so the 1 catfish over 34 inch rule applies here.




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