Bass are shallow on Lay Lake
They also have preferred bedding spots in places showing small pebble bottoms. All to be found lake wide.
Spotted bass can be seen cruising Lay lake's rocky banks and their beds may be seen perched right along the banks of deep, rock bluffs.
* Spotting these beds requires the use of a good pair of polorized sunglasess.
You must also approach these shallow flats, (typical bedding areas for largemouths), or rock bluffs(for spots), with stealth. Always drift in quietly with the wind and with the sun to your back.
Even quietly drifting in with a slow wind (or with your trolling motor on a constant, very low speed) can show a much better chance at fooling some of Lay lake's bigger female, largemouth bass.
The Coosa River Spotted bass of Lay lake dweels in / or around, deep water most of the year and they usually go unseen in Lay's murky waters.
But right now, from mid-April on into late May, stealthy anglers can actually see some of the year's biggest spotted bass cruising or just holding in the shallows.
* The mid-to-lower lake has the clearest water for this type of sight fishing situation.
Lures are many. Deep divers are out (exceptions include spotted bass).
This is the time of year, more than any other time of the year, for approaching these bass while targeting them in water less than 5 feet deep.
Weedless lures must be used in the weeds! Treble hook lures, fished along weed edges, are best for less frustration!
Mid April into early June is some of the years best times for some great, topwater action...any where on Lay Lake!
Enjoy some fantastic fishing this spring on Alabama's Lay lake...or call on me for a guided trip! See my website: www.fishingalabama.com
Thanks and Good Fishin'
Reed Montgomery / Reeds Guide Service
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