- 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, AlabamaView Tip Location on Map