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Fishing Lake Tuscaloosa, Alabama

03/09/19 Lake Tuscaloosa  (Tuscaloosa Reservoir) Fishing Report: (See Fishing
Report Archive at bottom of page) Bass are through spawning and holding and feeding in
relatively shallow water early and late in the day. Crappie are finished spawning and holding
and feeding under docks, deeper brush piles. It is still early for good bream fishing but it will
turn on later this month. Bass are responding to shallow running crankbaits, buzzbaits,
spinner baits and jerk baits.


Description of the Lake:
Due to its clear water, this one is considered a tough to fish lake for largemouth and Spotted
bass. Crappie are fairly easy to catch during the spring spawning season. The spotted bass
often school and chase shad and during this time, can be seen hitting the surface. Lake
Tuscaloosa, also called Tuscaloosa Reservoir, is a 5,900-acre reservoir located 5 miles
north of of the city of Tuscaloosa in west-central Alabama. It has 177 miles of shoreline with
public and private boat ramps. Canoes and kayaks can be launches at a number of
locations. Bass boats, john boats and pontoon boats are also used by anglers.,

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

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is a good time for fly fishing for bass. Late spring is good for bluegill, redear sunfish,
and crappie
Summer:
This is a good time for largemouth and spotted bass.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for bass, redear sunfish and bluegill
Winter:
Winter months for bass.

Lake Level: Lake Tuscaloosa

Weather: Tusaloosa, Al

Recommended Lures and Bait For :
Largemouth Bass

Spotted Bass:

Bluegill:

Crappie:






























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

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:
03/09/19 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.
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.