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Anglers' Catches

Fish Caught by Anglers from Thurlow Lake

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We are still looking to certify lake record largemouth bass (8-pound minimum), smallmouth bass (5-pound minimum), spotted bass (4-pound minimum), and redeye bass (12-ounce minimum). We also have an angler recognition program for other sport fish.

 

  Striped bass by Ernest Pattillo
Ernest Pattillo had to battle this Thurlow striped bass for 20 minutes on four pound test line, December 20, 2013.

 Jon Hornsby caught this white bass from Thurlow Lake
Jon Hornsby caught this white bass on March 14, 2012.

Jon Hornsby caught this yellow perch from Thurlow Lake
Jon Hornsby caught this yellow perch on March 14, 2012.

striped bass
Ernest Pattillo starts the New Year right with a 17-pound striped bass caught with a surface plug on January 3, 2011.

Jon Hornsby shows off an excellent specimen of black crappie.
 
Ernest Pattillo ended his angling year with a nice striped bass caught from Thurlow on December 28, 2010.
Alabama bass
Ernest Pattillo shows another of the Alabama spotted bass he has caught at Thurlow.
Sidney Johnson
While taking a break from serving America in Iraq, Sidney Johnson caught some fine largemouth bass in Thurlow Lake during a rainy warm front on December 14, 2009.

Large striped bass caught below the Yates Dam in April of 2008
An angler holds a very large striped bass caught below the Yates Dam April 6, 2008.

 
John Hornsby caught this spotted bass on April 11, 2009

 
This longear sunfish was caught on April 11, 2009 by John Hornsby

Roger Brown with a largemouth bass
In 2006, Ernest Pattillo caught these striped bass near Yates Dam, 17-pounds, 12-ounces.


This white bass was caught by John Hornsby on April 11, 2009.

Ernest Patillo with a fine spot.
A 4-pound, 12-ounce Alabama spotted bass was caught by Ernest Pattillo from Lake Thurlow on February 26, 2009, using a jigging spoon. 


SSG Sidney Johnson relaxed in Thurlow to catch these spotted bass. He is stationed in Iraq.  Thanks for your service SSG Johnson!

Zeke holding a yellow perch on Thurlow
January 3, 2007, Zeke holding a yellow perch caught in Graveyard Creek, Thurlow Reservoir.

Joni with yellow perch
Thurlow yellow perch

Smallmouth bass have been stocked into Thurlow.
Smallmouth bass were stocked in Thurlow Lake, but they are no longer caught.


 

Good spotted bass hooked using light spinning gear.
Ernest Pattillo knows the key to success in Thurlow Reservoir is light line.  Yates Dam is in the background.

Daniel Fickle fishes Thulow wearing a t-shirt in January.
Daniel Finkle, Auburn University student, with a spotted bass from Thurlow Lake during January of 2007.


 


Zeke reeling in a spotted bass.
Zeke pulls in a spotted bass from Thurlow Lake on the Tallapoosa River.

Billy Curlee
 On June 12, 2006, Billy Curlee caught this one-pound, ten-ounce shellcracker on Thurlow Reservoir.


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