Fishing ReportAliceville Lake - 11/22/2017 10:39:48 AM
The bass bite is fair. The mouths of any creeks or old river runs are holding numbers of fish. Most of the reports are coming from the lower end of the lake like the old river at Camp Pratt, James Creek, and Big Coalfire. The key is finding the shad. Best baits have been Texas-rigged plastics, shallow crankbaits, and white spinnerbaits and chatterbaits. This time of year a shad pattern is usually the best option. Weedless swimbait presentations are a good technique as well if you find an active area/group of fish. The crappie bit is also fair to good. Most anglers are working the timber and brush at Pratt’s and Swedenburg’s along with a few reports from the Coalfire area. Both bass and crappie seem to be holding in the same areas. Try jigs and minnows to see what the fish prefer that day. Bright or dark colored jigs seem to work better in the dirty water. Catfish reports are still fair with most folks are hitting the channel and the mouths of the old river runs with jugs and rod-n-reels with some success. Cut/whole shad seems to be working well right now.