Pickwick Lake
Current Temperature:
81° F
Est Water Temperature:
81° F (What's This)
Barometric Pressure:
30.03 inHg (High)
Wind Speed:
North at 00 Knots (0 MPH)
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Pickwick 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. Pickwick 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!
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Water Clarity:
0-1 ft
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
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Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
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Army Corps
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Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 1
Water Temperature: 86
Species: Largemouth Bass
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 55
Look for bass on points headed in to spawning coves. Jerkbaits and medium cranks will get em. Also look at flats and drops next to deeper water. Bass will move up on flats during the day when the water starts to warm.
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Pickwick Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at 81 degree water temperature. Bass will start moving much slower and feeding less aggressively until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, it's time to get out fishing early and late in the day when the sun is not on the water. When you can get out for the entire day, it's a great time to fish some deeper water. Many large bass are taken this time of year since bass fishermen typically gets out deeper and fish slower with larger baits. Like any other time of year, the slower you fish with bigger baits on the deep drops and river channels, the better chance you have at a lunker. This is a great time to catch a trophy. Good luck out there today!
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Your lake crappie will be much more lethargic in the water temperature. They will be in deeper and cooler water. Crappie will be feeding; however they will not be feeding aggressively unless the other fishing factors are at prime levels. Find some moving water that is clear and you should find some more aggressive fishing.
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Walleye Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
With the water temperatures up this high, the walleye will really be moving slow and feeding even slower. It will be extremely difficult to stay on fish and catch good numbers. There will be good days that you can find a good pattern and fill the live well up. The good days of walleye fishing will be fewer and farther between until the water temperature gets back down. Good luck.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Unlike most North American fish species, blue catfish, flathead and channel catfish are comfortable when the water temperature is this high. They will be feeding and moving in typical patterns. You will start having a little better luck if you can get to some moving water that is adding a little more oxygen for the baitfish and the catfish will be there also.
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Spotted bass fishing is going to be pretty slow at this water temperature. Bass will typically start moving much slower and feeding less aggressive until the water temperature starts to get back down to comfortable levels. When the water temperature is up this high, get out fishing early and late and cast in the shallows. When the sun is up it will be time to get out into deeper water, try fishing some drop offs and deep channel bends.
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- At the Wilson Dam (Rock Pile) it is best to use Bill Lewis Rat-L-Trap Chrome/Blue Back due to current if fishing for Striped Bass.
Size: 2 1/2 1/4 Oz will work if current at it's lowest example 11,000K Average Discharge. The higher the more you will need more weight. My advice get the TVA AP it will show the water discharge.

For Summer: Use White Pop-R or Bone Jumpin Minnow & simply have blast! (Rock Pile) It is best go early in the Mornings right before the sunrise.

At the Cypress Creek Pier it is best to use 2" or 3" inch slider White tail/Yellow or Bobby Garland Key Lime Pie/Monkey Milk/Blue Ice.
It is best to use (YELLOW) Creek Runner Hook with the spoon.

Spring Bass Fishing: I always had very good luck with Watermelon Seed Lizard 6" with 1/8 sinker. The best hook I use is the Gamakatsu EWG Worm Hook 5/0

The power worm Blue Fleck 12" is also a good choice.
Other worms such as Watermelon, Pumpkinseed,Chartreuse Tail these will also work as well.
Place: The Canal or down 7 mile island.

Summer Bass Fishing: Nothing is more fun that Top Water fishing! Bass,Stripes,etc. It never failed me to use the White Pop-r or the White Bone Jumpin Minnow it is a blast! But if want to go underwater I have used the Square Bill Crankbaits such as the Chrome/Black Back 2 1/2 3/8 Oz they will tear it up! The Rat-L-Trap Chrome/Blue Back never fails me either. It is best go in the early mornings I do mean right before the sunrise.

There is other baits out there that I know will work. I am simply telling of what I have fished with & works for me.
I am open face reel using Trilene 10lb. A Shimano Sahara 2500 on a G-Loomis G2 Rod.

Lucky D. Underwood
Florence, Alabama
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Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

The crescent moon will have better gravitational pull than a gibbous or half moon. However the affects of the moons gravitational will be decreased since the sun and moon aren't pulling in conjunction with one another. It's time to pay close attention to the other fishing factors in the weather to make the best decision for hitting the water.





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