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2010

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.


Fine smallmouth bass and largemouth bass can be caught from Pickwick Lake during November 2010.

Bill and Steve show some fine smallmouth bass and a fat largemouth bass, November 2010.

Striped bass can put up a good fight in cold water.

Freshwater drum
are commonly caught in Pickwick.

Marc and Jim Gallion catch some fine smallmouth bass with fishing guide Steve Hacker, November 18, 2010 (above and right).
Steve Berryman shows off his best 3 largemouth bass and a smallmouth.
It does not take great picture quality to show the size of Steve Berryman's smallmouth bass and best three largemouth bass. Too bad the camera with the four largest smallmouth bass did not allow a download! Berryman fished with guide Steve Hacker on November 16, 2010, with the water at 61 degrees.

July 2010 heat did not bother this Pickwick angler.
A 13-pound plus largemouth bass was reportedly caught during the spring of 2010. If you catch a giant fish, be sure to certify it as a 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.

Smallmouth bass fishing is popular with in-state and out-of-state anglers.

Getting the net is the right thing to do when you hook a Pickwick Lake smallmouth bass.

Largemouth bass
have become more common as aquatic plants have spread in Pickwick.

Rock bass
are a type of sunfish with a big mouth and appetite to match.

Smallmouth bass have to be small before they can grow large.  Smallmouth bass in Pickwick Lake and the Wilson tailwaters must be 14" before they may be kept (changed on 9/25/2012 to 15" minimum for smallmouth bass).

Largemouth bass are more likely to be found away from current.

Channel catfish
are abundant in the clean waters of Pickwick Lake.

A bluegill from Pickwick Lake

Senkos Work on Pickwick Largemouth Bass

Another fine smallmouth bass from Pickwick Lake about to be released.

With the variety of game fish in Pickwick Lake, you never know what hit your lure until you see them.


Pickwick Lake often produces a mixed bass of black bass.


April 2010

Smallmouth Bass at Pickwick Lake
Matt Jensen caught some fine smallmouth bass at Pickwick Lake on March 31, 2010, as spring finally gets pretty in north Alabama. The five best weighed 24-6,  according the Chattilion scales of fishing guide Steve Hacker.

smallies
Joseph Poole caught some big smallmouth bass at Pickwick on March 1, 2010.

striped bass from Pickwick Reservoir
Joseph Poole landed a fine striped bass from Pickwick on March 1, 2010.

 

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