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Lake Mitchell Winter Bass
Spotted bass running shad on points around grassbeds and largemouth lurking in the grass—sounds like a couple of fun patterns to fish in January, doesn’t it? If so, give Lake Mitchell a try. Spots are active in the cold water and largemouth, even though a little less active, are still feeding.

Lake Mitchell is a small Coosa River lake wedged between its more famous sisters, Jordan downstream and Lay upstream. Mitchell is mostly a river with dams at each end, but several big creeks offer variety. There are a lot of rocky points with grassbeds in the shallows, and those are the key places to catch both spots and largemouth now.

Cameron Mercer grew up in a house on Lake Jordan and fishes it and Mitchell a lot, but he says Mitchell is his favorite. He started fishing tournaments with his dad when he was 13 years old and fished the high school trail....

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