3 Quick Tips for Bass Fishing in Alabama Freshwater
It doesn’t take much to find a bass fishing spot in Alabama. Our state is loaded with lakes, rivers, ponds, and reservoirs that are home to bass and provide excellent fishing opportunities. Bass fishing is a great year-round option in Alabama. Here are three simple bass fishing tips for you:
Pay Attention to the Air – One truth about bass is that they do not particularly like warm water. Bass will feed mostly during low-light periods early and late in the day, when the water is cooler. So, focus your fishing in the shallows around the low branches hanging from the trees. When the water is cool, bass will wander away from their cover as they search for food. But, when the water is warm, they will hide. In general, bass in Alabama will be shallow during the spring and fall and will seek out deep-water refuges in the winter and summer.
Notice Water Clarity – Some waters in Alabama are clear, some are murky and some are in between. It is important to note that your lure that catches bass in murky water may not draw any interest from bass in clear water. Big noisy lures tend to work best in murky water, because they produce a vibration that helps bass locate them. But, the same-size bait in clear water likely wouldn’t produce bass because it would be easy for them to determine it as a fake. As for colors, stick with greens and browns in clear water and solid, dark colors in murky water.
Docks Equal Bass – Docks provide shade in which bass can rest and search for their prey. You should try to skip the bait as far underneath the docks as they can. Doing so will help you put your bait in front of bass that seldom see baits, because most anglers target only the outside edges of docks. Try something different than you usually do for bass fishing and see what happens. That is the fun of fishing.