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Fishing Smith Lake, Alabama

05/05/19 Fishing Report for Smith Lake, Alabama (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom
of page) Bass are being caught dropping single spin spinner baits along bluffs and in the
back of deeper creek channels. Where there is cover in shallow water off the creek channels,
bass are feeding and holding taking buzz baits well. Stripers are being caught trolling deep.
Crappie are finished spawning and holding in deeper brush piles and under boat docks.


Description of the Lake:
Smith Lake also know as Lewis Smith Lake is a 21,000-acre lake located in north-central
Alabama about an hour north of Birmingham. It is a very deep and very clear lake. Night
fishing is popular on the lake. It is know for it huge spotted bass. In addition to the spots, big
stripers, crappie, and largemouth and several other species live in its waters. , The lake has
over 500 miles of shoreline. There are many boat docks, huge rocks and boulders, and
trees. There are numerous creeks and in fact, the lake is made up mostly of creeks. There is
some bank access but most fishing is done from boats. Canoes, kayaks, john boats, bass
boats and pontoon boats are used.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Smallmouth Bass
Spotted Bass
White Bass
Striped Bass
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish (Shellcrackers)
White Crappie

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

Lake Level: Smith Lake

Weather: Jasper, Alabama

Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted Bass

Striped Bass

Bluegill/Sheelcrackers:

Crappie:





























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass - Minnow, Crayfish

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:
02/18/19 Bass fishing is good during the winter months. Crappie are starting to
bite good in the flats. Bass are holding in creek channels, stump fields in about
five to six feet of water. Medium  diving crankbaits and jigs with trailers work with
decent success.

03/18/19  Bass are generally found in the deeper water of creek channels.
Steep ledges and banks also hold bass. Crappie are deep and slow to take
anything but can be caught during the winter.
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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