Lay Lake

Current Temperature:
81°

Est Water Temperature:
65° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
29.72 (Normal)

Wind Speed:
North-West at 06 Knots (7 MPH)

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Lay Lake
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Lay Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lay Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Lay Lake water temperature is one of the vital statistics included on this page. We also include the moon phase as full and new moons are generally better fishing times. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Lay Lake is a 12,000-acre reservoir located thirty-five minutes south of Birmingham off I-65 and fifteen miles south of Columbiana in east-central Alabama. Lay Lake borders St. Clair, Talladega, Shelby, Coosa, and Chilton counties. The primary uses for this reservoir are hydroelectric generation and recreation. Lay Lake is popular for tournament fishing and boating recreation. Seven public access areas offer bank and boat access to the lake.  [Lay Lake. http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/where/reservoirs/lay/, 01/26/2010]

Since being impounded in 1914 by the Alabama Power Company, Lay Lake is best known for its spotted bass and largemouth bass fishing. A high quality largemouth bass and spotted bass fishery exists at Lay Reservoir. Largemouth bass up to 18-inches are abundant and with moderate numbers of larger bass. Spotted bass up to 18-inches are very abundant with moderate numbers of larger fish. The best fishing for largemouth bass occurs in creeks and shallow water sloughs. Anglers targeting spotted bass should fish riverine portions of the lake.  [Lay Lake. http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/where/reservoirs/lay/, 01/26/2010]

Crappie 9- to 12-inches are moderately abundant and are found throughout the lake associated with woody cover and weed beds. In 1993, a 9-inch minimum length limit was implemented on crappie to help protect younger fish. Anglers have supported this length limit overwhelmingly. Bream fishing is also very popular in Lay Lake. Bream offer a good summer fishery in creeks with woody cover and around weed beds. The best fishing for crappie and bream occurs in creeks and shallow water sloughs.  [Lay Lake. http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/where/reservoirs/lay/, 01/26/2010]


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Latitude:
33.095748

Longitude:
-86.484718

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Lay Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lay Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.6/5
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Lay Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- use lipless crank baits, swim jigs, spinner baits, and other things that imitate shad. Shad will be moving to the backs of creeks.
Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is in full spawn now the water temperature has climbed up to 65 degrees. The large female bass will be on the beds and holding tight. Spawning bass won't be feeding aggressively at this water temperature but they will be catchable. In addition, all bass don't spawn at the exact same time or water temperature. If you aren't a site fisherman, you should be able to find some larger females and male largemouth on the standard spring patterns. Female bass will really start to slow down on feeding so fishing is going to be slower for a few weeks until they move into active patterns again.
Lay Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

[ Smallmouth Bass Info ]
Lay Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Lay Lake Crappie Fishing

[ Crappie Info ]
Lay Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.9/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie will be coming off of the spawn now. Fish will be feeding much more aggressively making up for lost time eating during the spawn. Crappie will start moving back to their typical structure of choice and should be getting into schools again in the old river channels. It?s time to hit the water. Have fun today!
Lay Lake Catfish Fishing

[ Catfish Info ]
Lay Lake Catfish Rating:
   4/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The water temperature is climbing and the catfish will start becoming more active now. The catfish spawn is right around the corner and generally all catfish species will be looking to spawn. Blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish spawn in much the same areas. Mostly spawning in deep tree lay downs that have lots of shade, holes in the bank, sunken barrels and tires. With baitfish becoming active, it?s time to catch some small sunfish, bluegill, shad and frogs and getting the line in the water.
Lay Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

[ Spotted Bass Info ]
Lay Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   3.5/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
In the 65 degrees range, spotted bass are generally their most active at this water temperature. Baitfish are much more active in this water temperature and the spotted bass will be feeding aggressively throughout the day.
Lay Lake White Bass Fishing

[ White Bass Info ]
Lay Lake White Bass Rating:
   4.4/5
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Lay Lake Striped Bass Fishing

[ Striped Bass Info ]
Lay Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   3.7/5
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Lay Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be another full moon coming up here in a few days. The fisherman should never use this as an excuse to not get on the water. The affects of the moon can only enhance the outcome of a day's fishing not decrease potential catch for today. On days without the new or full moon, all other factors including weather, barometric pressure, wind and cloud cover will make up today's equation for success.
Sunrise:
06:05 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
19:21 CST







Lay Lake Links
DWP Lake Info
http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/where/reservoirs/lay  

Guide Service
http://www.worldwidefishing.com/alabama/b2731/index.html?page_type=fresh&state_page=alabama&company=Warren+Wyman+Pro+Bass+Guide  

Beeswax Bait and Grocery Lay Lake Guide Service
http://www.beeswaxonlay.com/laylakeguideservice.html  

Beeswax Bait and Grocery Lay Lake
http://www.beeswaxonlay.com/laylakebeeswaxhome.html  

Reed Montgomery / Reedís Guide Service Lay Lake Fishing Guide
http://www.fishingalabama.com/  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/  

license
https://www.alabamainteractive.org/dcnr/...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/fr...  

State Parks
http://www.alapark.com/