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North Alabama Fishing Reports

A look at area lakes:

Wheeler Lake: Anglers have caught catfish when current was flowing. Chicken livers or live minnows on the bottom in depths beyond 15 feet is a good method for catching the cats.

Look for largemouth bass to feed in the morning on ledges near the main river channel. Using a Texas-rigged plastic worm works well when your retrieve goes from shallow to deep water.

Wilson Lake: Anglers are pulling in a few good catches of smallmouth bass during the early morning. When current is flowing, use plastic swimming grubs on spinning tackle and make sure to utilize several casts before moving on to another point.

When the sun is shining bright, you can catch largemouth bass by pitching jig-and-pig combinations as far under boat docks as possible. The bite could be light so watch your line.

The catfish bite is good during late afternoon and early evening when current is flowing.

Pickwick Lake: Anglers still are catching a few smallmouth bass in small sloughs and cuts just off the main river channel. When current is flowing, throw topwater lures around swift water swirls and expect the bite to be aggressive.

Lake Guntersville: Be on the lake ready to cast as soon as the sun comes up to catch a good bag of largemouth bass. Using topwater lures around floating grass patches can make for a fun morning.

Paul Stackhouse

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