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Welcome to 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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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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Fall Fishing Tip provided by Guide Chatt Martin: One tactic is all you need. Trolling. Get a pink or black colored crankbait that gets down 8-12 feet (I like Bandit 200 and 300 series crankbaits), and put it 80-100 feet behind a boat and drive that boat around in 8-12 feet of water pretty slow. 1.2-1.8 miles per hour seems to be the blessed speed. You will catch crappies, and you'll be surprised how many. This is a great tactic when you don't have a fishfinder.
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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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The affects of the moon on freshwater fish and game are at a minimum right now. There will be a new 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.


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