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Angler's Fish from Pickwick Lake and the Tailwaters of Wilson Lake

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We are still looking to certify lake record largemouth bass (8-pound minimum), smallmouth bass (7-pound minimum) and spotted bass (4-pound minimum). We also have an angler recognition program for other sport fish.

9-10 LMB from Pickwick
Tony Herring lands a pretty 9-pound, 10-ounce largemouth bass from Pickwick while fishing with Steve Hacker on March 5, 2014.

Big Catch
Mike and Matt enjoyed Pickwick with fish over six pounds, February 25, 2014.

Steve Darr with a personal best Smallmouth Bass, 5-8.
Steve Darr landed a personal best with this 5-1/2-pound smallmouth bass from Pickwick Lake on April 11, 2014. 
Matt with a large catfish from Pickwick, 2/25/14.
Pickwick bass
Jeff and Randy catch a mixed bag of bass, the largest were over six pounds. These fish came on February 28, 2014 while fishing with Steve Hacker.
 Jeff and Randy with smallmouth
Jeff and Randy nail the smallmouth bass at Pickwick on February 27, 2014 when the water temper is still 45.
smallmouth and a largemouth from Pickwick
Jim and Marc Gallion load the boat with smallmouth bass and a grand largemouth bass. They fished Pickwick Lake in late November with Steve Hacker.
Striped bass
Lee Tucker caught these fine striped bass on a bream and a spoon while fishing Pickwick in September of 2013.
November 22, 2013 6-pound, 6-ounce and seven pounds smallmouth bass
Norman Bowen holds a 6-pound, 6-ounce and a 7-pound smallmouth bass fishing Pickwick Lake in late November of 2013 with guide Steve Hacker.

Smallmouth and Largemouth Bass
Guide Steve Hacker and a client hold up some fine smallmouth bass from Pickwick Lake before releasing them, November 2013.

Mixed bag of largemouth and smallmouth
Catching and releasing fish by the handfulls.
Mixed bag of bass
Mixed Bag of Bass from November 2013

Flathead Catfish
Tom Stemberger holds a fine flathead catfish, Veterans Day 2013.

smallmouth, largemouth and spotted bass
Steve Berryman holds a nice grand slam of a smallmouth bass, spotted bass and largemouth bass (left to right) - Fall 2013.
large and small mouth
Nathanael Fouts shows a classic largemouth bass (left) and smallmouth bass from Pickwick during the fall of 2013.
Big Smallmouth Bass
Jim Bruce landed and released this huge smallmouth bass in October of 2013 fishing with Steve Hacker.
 pickwick bass
Fouts with Big Pickwick Bass before releasing
Fall 2013 Smallmouth Bass  
 Smallmouth from Pickwick
Guide Steve Hacker gets in the picture with Bruce Holt before these April 29, 2013, smallies are released back to Pickwick.
Eddie and Hank strain to hold these smallies.
Eddie and Hank strain to hold these smallmouth bass before they are released, April 23, 2013.
Big fish from Pickwick Lake
Dave Lambrix caught this mixed bag on April 17, 2013.

Jonathan Manteuffel caught these two smallmouth bass from Pickwick Lake on April 15, 2013.
Jonathan Manteuffel caught these two smallmouth bass from Pickwick Lake on April 15, 2013.

Shane Bland picks up fish provided by guide Steve Hacker to take to Carbon Hill State Fish Hatchery.

Doug Darr caught a decent freshwater drum which he returned to Pickwick Lake, April 12, 2013.

Anglers with some fine smallmouth bass take a few pictures before passing them to guide Steve Hacker for the hatchery to pick up.

Doug Darr caught this nice largemouth bass on a castable umbrella rig, April 12, 2013.

Fishing Pickwick
The castable umbrella rig works for white bass and striped bass too.

Two beauties headed for the hatchery.

Steve Hacker must have luck fishing. He catches a fishing line, and it is attached to a Rapala lure which is attached to a fine channel catfish.
Steve Darr came down from St. Louis to enjoy a little fishing. He's glad he did, April 11, 2013.
Photography by David Rainer
Tyler Moody of the Hoover High bass team took this largemouth bass on a swim bait in Pickwick Lake.
 Suzann Grier
Suzann caught her first smallmouth bass, a 4-pound, 2-ounce whopper on April 2, 2013. Suzann, GREAT JOB!
Mike Weiss with a pair of giant smallmouth bass
Mike Weiss of Indianapolis caught a 5-14 and a 6-pound 2-ounce smallmouth bass on back to back casts, March 28, 2013.  I am guessing that he was happy he booked his trip with Steve Hacker.
Liam and Steve with White Bass
Liam Weare and guide Steve Hacker warm up to a white bass from Pickwick Lake, March 25, 2013.
Liam with a spotted bass
Liam Weare tolerates a cold day to catch this huge spotted bass from Pickwick Lake, March 25, 2013.

 Millage Weare
Millage Weare holds two fine smallmouth bass from March 27, 2013.

Heath Taylor
On Saturday, March 9, 2013, Heath Taylor caught this chain pickerel from Pickwick Lake. This 6 lb. pickerel was caught with a lipless crankbait (Rat-L-Trap).
 William Davis
Local angler boats a 11.14 and then a 11.83 the next day on Pickwick
William Davis of the Shoals Area was doing what a lot of tournament bass anglers do before a tournament - checking out places to fish and looking for honey holes on Pickwick Lake with an Alabama Rig®. Davis was fishing several miles downriver from Florence, AL, McFarland Park. He was working a ledge in the Waterloo, AL area fishing eight feet of water when Davis' Hammer rod bowed under a tremendous strike on his Alabama Rig.
Read the whole story on Southern Fishing News Home Page and click on the News-Stories menu. Picture courtesy of Southern Fishing News.

Rick Benson and Matt Lipscomb
Early season can be great for big fish on Pickwick Lake. Rick Benson and Mat Lipscomb show their top five weighing almost 32 pounds with guide Steve Hacker, February 25, 2013, using jerkbaits and football jigs.

Ron Glover
Ron Glover caught this nice smallmouth bass from Pickwick Lake using a 4-inch white Strike King E-Laz-Tech grub on a 1/4 oz. jighead, February 6, 2013.

Ron Glover
Ron Glover caught this nice smallmouth bass from Pickwick using a 4-inch white Strike King E-Laz-Tech grub on a 1/4 oz. jighead, February 6, 2013. 
Ron Glover
Ron Glover holds a fine early season largemouth bass from Pickwick using a jig and plastic pig, February 6, 2013.

Pickwick Record Fish




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