Fishing ReportAliceville Lake - 2/21/2018 10:32:03 AM
Like Aberdeen and Columbus, the recent rainfall from this past week has the lake dirty for the most part. For bass, anglers are looking for fish to be in a pre-spawn pattern around the Rivermont and Coalfire areas. Other backwater areas like the Camp Pratt area will also so be cleaner and warmer the main channel. Square-billed crankbaits, weedless paddletail swimbaits, chatterbaits are good lures to use for those big females feeding up before the spawn. For those lethargic fish not in a feeding mood, slow down with dark colored jigs and Texas-rig plastics. If you are targeting areas with dirty water, and Colorado-bladed spinnerbait is also a good option. Crappie and catfish reports have not been coming in yet. The crappie anglers around Pratt’s should start showing up around the first of March. Look for the crappie to be in a pre-spawn pattern like bass and holding on shallow woody cover. Typically jigs out fish minnows this time of year. Black and chartreuse are popular jig colors. The white bass reports should start picking up in the next few weeks as water temps continue to warm; target the spillway below Columbus Dam and Luxapalila Creek to get in on the white bass run.
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks Fisheries Biologists use various sampling methods to assess the fish populations in the State’s waters. Sampling results for selected water bodies are summarized in Reel Facts Sheets.