Fishing & Boating

Fishing Report

Aliceville Lake - 6/26/2017 11:35:25 AM

Most of the bass reports are still coming from the lower end of the lake around Coalfire creek and Camp Pratt. Scattered grass beds are holding a few bass with the best baits being flukes, frogs, buzzbaits and spinnerbaits fished early and late in the day. Texas rigs and jigs are also popular during the heat of the day. The mouth of the Lux is also a good area for a mixed bag of spotted bass, white bass and largemouth. Spinnerbaits, jigs and crankbaits are working there. The crappie reports are poor as the bite does tend to start slowing this time of year due to the rising water temps. Best areas are in those same areas the bass anglers are targeting. Crappie jigs are better than minnows, but that can change daily. The key is to find the shade. If you feel you are around fish, but not getting any bites, change up colors and presentations. The catfish reports are fair to good. Most successful anglers are hitting the old river runs and navigation channel with trotlines and jugs. Cutbait and nightcrawlers have been the best bait. Anglers need to keep in mind that you may only keep one catfish over 34 inches.