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Lake Nicol, AL
2017-02-26
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Welcome to FishingNotes.com Wilson 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. Wilson 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!
State:
Alabama
Latitude:
34.137596
Maximum Depth (ft):
County:
Jefferson
Longitude:
-87.198757
Normal Elevation (ft):
0
Inpoundment Type:
Water Clarity:
Boat Access:
Paved Ramps
Surface Area (acres):
0
Water Temp Factors:
Boat Limits:
No Restrictions
Lake Management:
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Wilson Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
4
Wilson Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- When fishing for big bass get a Zoom Ol\'Monster with a 5/0 hook Texas rig weightless with little
twitches then reel up slack slowly.Cast near rock piles in shallow water near a drop-off.If the bite is
on wounded shiners use a Zoom Super Fluke.Use a jig and pig if the bite is on crawfish.If you
aren\'t sure use a worm first then minnow imitations then go from there.Try the stop and go retrieve
with soft plastics.Good luck and happy fishing!



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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
At 57 degree water temperature largemouth bass fishing is in pre-spawn now. It's time to get fishing. Female bass are going to be moving up to the spawning beds. Male largemouth bass will be starting to build the spawning nests in protected coves. Bass prefer to spawn in weedy and woody cover deep in coves that will be protected from the wind and other elements. This is the best time to catch the lake record bass. The female bass will be feeding until they reach the beds and start the spawn. The smaller male bass will be attacking lures also. It is on like donkey kong!!! Hit the water NOW, we can?t believe you are reading this and not fishing right now. GET OUT!!
Wilson Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
3.5
Wilson Lake Smallmouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- Use a Zoom 4\" Finesse Worm.Dip small end into chartreuse garlic dip-n-glow.Put a 3/16 oz bullet
weight and Texas rig.

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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Wilson Lake Crappie Rating:
4
Wilson Lake Crappie Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- When fishing for crappie find the smallest possible bobber and fish weightless.Use a Gulp Alive!
maggot,worm,or 1\" minnow in emerald shiner.Put on a cricket hook as they tend to swallow it.The
longer shank makes it easier to take out.I also like using a bucktail 1/64 oz jig with the same small
bobber.Or a 1/8 oz Road Runner in black marabou or a 1/8 oz Rooster Tail in gray shiner.I
suggest an ultralite Ugly Stik with a Shimano Sonora 1000FD,then spool up with Berkley Trilene
Smooth Casting in 4 pound test (lo-vis green is best) also I only use a palomar knot.Don\'t
underestimate the strength,my dad caught a 26 pound catfish on this by mistake.
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Crappie should be getting ready to spawn. Stay out in deeper water and look for schools. Schooling shad will be harder to find with this water temperature so when you find it, stay on it. Crappie schools will be breaking up quite a bit getting ready for the spawn. Also try fishing shallower with small crank baits and spinners on the warm banks with direct sunlight. This is a great time to be on the water.
Wilson Lake Catfish Rating:
4.5
Wilson Lake Catfish Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- When fishing for catfish try a big circle hook with a big gob of pre-chewed bubblegum,chicken
liver,worms,and crickets add a 3/16 oz bullet weight to break through wind easy.Pun intended.
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
Wilson Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
4
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Spotted bass fishing is ready to heat up for spring. The bass will be starting to move into their spawning area. Spotted bass will generally spawn on rock and gravel bottoms that are protected from the elements. It?s time to get fishing and look for staging bass in deeper water.
Wilson Lake White Bass Rating:
4.5
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White Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):
Wilson Lake Striped Bass Rating:
3.5
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Striped Bass Tips for Current Conditions (automated):

Current Lunar Fishing Tip:

New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!

Sunrise:

07:19 CST

Sunset:

18:42 CST

Moon Phase:


% Illuminated
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