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Eufaula Fishing Reports
Eufaula January 2018 Fishing Report
Eufaula: Level: 1.7 feet below 190 full pool. Temp: Mid 50s. Clarity: Slight stain.

Bass: Guide Billy Darby reports, “December and January are the prime two months where an intimate knowledge of your Humminbird and Lake Master Maps is essential. Carefully studying contours,...

Guntersville Fishing Reports
Guntersville January 2018 Fishing Report
Guntersville: Level: 1.6 feet below full. Temp: Upper 40s. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Guide and tournament pro Mike Carter reports, “The colder temperatures have come in and pushed the water temps down into the 40s. This combined with low water levels has really put the fish in...

Harding Fishing Reports
Harding January 2018 Fishing Report
Harding: Level: 0.4 feet below full pool. Temp: 47-53 degrees. Clarity: The main lake and river are clear; creeks have some color.

Bass: Tournament director Dennis Hudson reports, “ I actually like fishing harding best in January and February. You can slow-drag a jig across...

Jordan Fishing Reports
Jordan January 2018 Fishing Report
Jordan: Level: 0.3 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 50s. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Guide John Pollard, of BamaSpots Guide Service, reports, “We have been catching good numbers of Jordan’s largemouth this winter in main-lake grassbeds on white 3/8-oz. spinnerbaits....

Lay Fishing Reports
Lay January 2018 Fishing Report
Lay: Level: Full pool. Temp: 55 degrees. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Guide Reed Montgomery reports, “Rip-rap is the key when bass fishing Lay Lake in January. The fishing can be really tough during long periods of cold and cloudy days, but let the sun come out and get a warming...

Logan Martin Fishing Reports
Logan Martin January 2018 Fishing Report
Logan Martin: Level: 4.6 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 50s. Clarity: River is clear; creeks have some color.

Bass: FLW tournament pro Scott Canterbury reports, “You can fish brush in 8 to 12 feet of water with a suspending jerkbait or a jig and catch Logan Martin bass in late...

Martin Fishing Reports
Martin January 2018 Fishing Report
Martin: Level: 7 feet below full pool. Temp: 55 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide and tournament angler Chad Miller reports, “For some reason, crawfish-colored Shad Raps work great on Lake Marin in January. When the water temperature gets down in the low 50s, they are tough...

Mitchell Fishing Reports
Mitchell January 2018 Fishing Report
Mitchell: Level: Full pool. Temp: Low 50s. Clarity: Light stain.

Bass: Tournament pro Dustin Connell reports, “Every thing I’m seeing is pointing to a much-colder winter this time around. The good thing about the cold is that when the cold fronts come in there’s...

Neely Henry Fishing Reports
Neely Henry January 2018 Fishing Report
Neely Henry: Level: 1.1 foot below full pool. Temp: 55 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Kenny Pannell reports, “Bass fishing has been pretty good throughout December on Neely Henry. During January, the bass usually like to get along the bluff walls and suspend in...

Pickwick Fishing Reports
Pickwick January 2018 Fishing Report
Pickwick: Level: 2.7 feet below full pool. Temp: 51-54 degrees. Clarity: Clear

Bass: Capt. Gary Harlen reports, “The cold nights we’ve had recently have dropped the water temp a good bit. We are definitely headed toward full blown winter now. The bass bite has been good...

Saltwater Fishing Reports
Saltwater January 2018 Fishing Report
Saltwater: Inshore: Capt. Dan Kolenich reports, “The water temps are in the 50s. November and December left us with hit-and-miss trout fishing on the causeway. All the saltwater on the causeway sent the fish north of I-10. Now with the water cooler, the shrimp have moved south to the Gulf, and...

Smith Lake Fishing Reports
Smith January 2018 Fishing Report
Smith: Level: 14.1 feet below full pool. Temp: 54 degrees. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Tournament angler Rex Chambers reports, “Water levels on Smith Lake are at wintertime lows and below due to ramp expansion at Smith Lake Park. Ramps should be accessible later in the month or early...

Weiss Fishing Reports
Weiss January 2018 Fishing Report
Weiss: Level: 5.1 feet below full pool. Temp: Upper 40s. Clarity: Mostly clear.

Bass: Guide and tournament pro Mike Carter reports, “Weiss Lake has slowed down with these colder temperatures putting the water temps in the 40s. But there is one advantage to this-the Big Mamas...

West Point Fishing Reports
West Point January 2018 Fishing Report
West Point: Level: 6 feet above full pool. Temp: Upper 40s to low 50s. Clarity: Clear on the south end; slightly stained up the lake.

Bass: Fair. Guide Keith Hudson reports, “During the winter, bass tend to slow down, move deeper and feed less. Although it is usually a slow time...

Wheeler Fishing Reports
Wheeler January 2018 Fishing Report
Wheeler: Level: 2.9 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 50s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide and tournament pro Brent Crow reports, “Wheeler will rise with the winter rains to summer pool at times, but TVA will lower it as fast as they can back to winter pool. This goes on until April....

Wilson Fishing Reports
Wilson January 2018 Fishing Report
Wilson: Level: 2.6 feet below full pool. Temp: Low 50s. Clarity: Clear.

Bass: Guide and tournament pro Brent Crow reports, “As always, the current is the key on these lakes on the Tennessee River. Unlike the summertime where I see out the most current, in the winter I am looking...

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