Posts Tagged ‘Smith Lake’

ALABAMA: Smith Lake – Alabama Striped Bass Tournament

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

Once this rain moves out, I expect a good amount of fish to move back into the pockets with fresh water flow. Over the past weekend the fish started moving so this should help to bring them back together.

I will be spending everyday this week on the week, I will have a in depth report by Friday.

Any striper club members can call me in between now and then if you plan on hitting the water before Friday for a up date. Registration started yesterday for November 10th’s striped bass tournament on Smith lake out of Speegle’s Marina. Checkout my website or call me for details, don’t miss your chance to fish in the only striped bass tournament in the state.

Also I will be running a special before the tournament on umbrella rigs, starting October 10th.

The Smith lake Striper club will be holding a meet on October 27th, call me if you interested in joining.

Mike Walker
Fishing 24/7 Guide Sevice
p: 205-503-2020


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5 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
10 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
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3 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
6 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
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Motor Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole

ALABAMA: Smith Lake – Used a Stop & Go Pace for Dropping My Umbrella Rigs

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012

Friday – December 30, 2011

On Friday the day started out tough, after falling in the water and busting my butt. I had about 5 minutes to get things figured out and man up to go fishing. Friday the fish were more spread out. Most were still in depths of 25-40 feet, but we didn’t find any big groups of fish. We got more swats, than commitments. While we caught fish, most of them were small. We caught most our fish in Millers Flat.

Saturday – December 31st, 2011

I had two seniors from Athens High School whose dads wanted to give them a reward for all their hard work. Both young men on the boat are going to play college ball, one at Auburn and one at UAB.

Saturday morning was foggy and it didn’t lift until around 9:30.

We started on the back side of Goat Island and with no luck, we headed to Millers Flat. Upon arriving there, right away things were different. The bait and the fish were all pinned to the bottom in depths ranging from 45-65 feet mostly. Not many suspended fish; I used a stop and go pace for dropping my umbrella rigs to where they needed to be. 90% of our bites came when I put the boat in neutral, and allowed the umbrella rig to drop in more of a pendulum motion. After doubling up and catching several more, the bite seemed to fade. We headed back to Goat Island and pick up one more before we called it a day. All in all it was a good day, after a slow start things picked up and we had a good time. Hope everybody that took a trip with me last year had a good time and I look forward to all of this years trips.

Mike Walker
Fishing 24/7 Guide Sevice
p: 205-503-2020


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Transom Mounts
5 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
10 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Motor Mount & 10ft Pole
Bow Mounts
3 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
6 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Trolling Mount & 10ft Pole
FISH HUNTER PACKAGES
5" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
10" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Poles
5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
10" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
Bolt On
Motor Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
Motor Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole

ALABAMA: Smith Lake – We caught most our fish on points

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Cold Morning, Hot Fishing In Afternoon

I headed up to the lake around 10:30 a.m.and stopped by Regal Marine located right off exit 299 Dodge City.

I talked with Heather about some up and coming work I needed done on my boat. After getting that squared away, I hit the road and headed for “big bridge”. I had my son with me today, so I had a camera man. I just got a new camera after losing my other one about a month ago. I will have pictures of today’s fish and a little video too. You’ll have to forgive the camera work, my son did the filming. But for his first time, he did ok.

We hit the water right around 12:00 p.m. I was wondering how the cold night would affect the fishing. It did take long to find out and we didn’t have to go far to get the action started. There was about a 5 – 10 mph wind when we started. We headed right to the island by big bridge and picked up were I left off the other day. I had about 5 different jerkbaits tied on poles and only fished two all day. I started with a Lucky Craft Pointer 95 Ghost Pearl Ayu and picked up a couple spots. I then switched over to a Lucky Craft Pointer 100 sp in the same color and picked up some with a little more size. After catching 5 off the island I went under big bridge and across to the point. I fired the 100sp toward the point and hooked up with a slot spot. This continued with several 1 1/2 – 2 pound spots and one big one. I caught 11 fish on that point, all on the Lucky Craft 100sp. I fished it the rest of the day and keep whacking them. We caught most our fish on points, I didn’t fish back in many pockets. I boated over 30 fish in a little more than 3 hours, not many dinks.

If your interested in fishing Smith Lake, right now the bass fishing is on fire.

Mike Walker
Fishing 24-7 Guide Service
(205)503-2020


Mount & Pole
Transom Mounts
5 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
10 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Motor Mount & 10ft Pole
Bow Mounts
3 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
6 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Trolling Mount & 10ft Pole
FISH HUNTER PACKAGES
5" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
10" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Poles
5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
10" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
Bolt On
Motor Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
Motor Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole

ALABAMA: Smith Lake – Big Jerkbaits Seem to be Bagging our Biggest Fish

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Bass fishing is still hot, we have been catching 5 fish limits weighing 16-18 pounds.

On Smith, most people would take that in a heartbeat. We are catching fish all day on a variety of lures.  Big jerkbaits seem to be bagging our biggest fish.  Nothing beats watching a spot follow your bait, and with the right twitch, getting short line strikes.  I’ve been fishing jerkbaits that run 3-7 feet deep, with the exception of one i fish that runs between 9-11feet depending on the line I use.

I imagine the fishing will be a little slow in the morning for the next couple days. I will be fishing mid-morning to evening the next couple of day.  Jerkbaits should be a huge part of your tackle box if your fishing Smith Lake.  I have all bass trips for the next couple trips, then it’s back to stripe.

Stripe fishing is better but still not great, no fishing on top yet.

Mike Walker
Fishing 24/7 Guide Sevice
p: 205-503-2020


Mount & Pole
Transom Mounts
5 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
10 Inch Offset & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Motor Mount & 10ft Pole
Bow Mounts
3 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
6 Inch Rise & 10Ft Pole
Bolt On
Trolling Mount & 10ft Pole
FISH HUNTER PACKAGES
5" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
10" Transom Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Poles
5" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
10" Transom Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt (2) 10Ft Poles
Bolt On
Motor Mt & 3" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole
Motor Mt & 6" Rise Bow Mt & (2) 10Ft Pole