Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Lake Pickwick, Alabama

09/05/19 Fishing Report for Pickwick Lake: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of
page) Bass are taking top water lures early mornings and near dark. Jigs with trailers under
will also get them. Plastic worms fish on dropoff and ledges work Buzz baits work early and
late as well. Deep diving crankbaits work in deep water. Smallmouth can be caught at night
dropping spinnerbaits. Bluegill and sunfish are taking top water poppers early and late.
Stripers are taking large shallow running crankbaits.

Description of the Lake:
Pickwick Lake is a 43,000 acre TVA reservoir located in the extreme northwest corner of
Alabama on the Tennessee River. Bass are most angler's favorites species. The lake has
some huge smallmouth bass, being about as far south as smallmouth bass exist. This
extends the growing season. There is 490 miles of shoreline but the lake has limited bank
access. Most of the fishing is done from bass boats, john boats, pontoon boats, canoes and
kayaks. There are numerous rocky banks, boat docks, brush piles, old river bed drop offs
and creek channels that hold fish. The Shoals area is well known as a great area for
smallmouth bass.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
Sauger
Striped Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish (Shellcrackers)
Longear Sunfish
Black Crappie
White Crappie

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is the best time for bass, bluegill, sunfish, and crappie
Summer:
This is a good time for all species of bass...
Fall:
Fall it a great time for bass, longear and redear sunfish, and bluegill.
Winter:
Winter months are good for bass and sauger.

Lake Level: Pickwich Lake

Weather: Florence, Alabama

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Largemouth Bass: Deep diving crank baits, plastic worms, jigs/trailers, buzz baits

Striped Bass: Large jointed shallow running crankbaits

Bluegill/Sheelcrackers: Popping bugs, see in flies below, early and late in the day.

Crappie: Slow




























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth Bass - Minnow, Crayfish

Hybrid Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on
species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
02/11/19 Sauger fishing is great during the cold winter months. Bass fishing is
good year-round including this time of the season. Bass are generally found in
the deeper water of channels and creeks as well as both submerged and above
water river ledges.
02/18/19 Hybrid stripers are being caught in good numbers. Largemouth and
spotted bass are in the post-spawn stage. Smallmouth are still spawning in
some areas. The post-spawn bass are feeding heavily and large top water lure,
buzz baits and spinner baits are working. Shallow running cranbaits are working.
Crappie fishing is still good.
07/05/19 Smallmouth are about finished spawning and being caught in relatively
shallow water with heavy cover and along ledges in 3 to 5 feet of water. Buzz
baits have caught a few but droppin single spin spinnerbaits are working best.
Crappie are feeding in deeper water with brush piles and under docks. Stripers
are being caught trolling deeper water.
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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