Night Fishing On Smith Lake, Alabama
March 21st, 2012
I had a trip wednesday morning at 8am - 12pm, but before I picked them up. I fished the lights from 11pm on tuesday night till 4:30am Wednesday morning. I fished three lights all night and only used one fishing lure. I filmed with go pro camera a couple of the catches and will have a video up on Thursday after lunch. A 3/4oz. bucktail jig with a 4" swimbait seemed to do the trick. Unlike the past couple night trips, last night had mostly average fish swimming through. With the average fish weighing between 7 - 12 lbs., that meant no wall hangers but plenty of action.
My morning trip was one of my favorite trips I can take, a father and son. The dad was just looking to get his son on the water and further introduce him to fishing. Other than a little wind, we had a good day.
After dropping them off, I went back to fishing and figured I'd catch dinner for me and some friends. I fished a lot of water this afternoon looking for more crappie spots like the one I call "The Tree That Never Stops Giving". After catching enough crappie and busting a couple bass on topwater, I called it a day.
I expect the next week of fishing to be hot, once the water settles down from the heavy rain were expecting on Thursday and Friday.
New Video Of Night Fishing For Striped Bass Is Up On My Website.
About The Author: Mike Walker
Company: Fishing 24-7 Guide Service
Area Reporting: Smith lake
Bio: My names Mike Walker. I run Fishing 24-7 Guide Service located in Birmingham, Al. Smith lake is where I call home. My top targets are stripe bass and bass. I also fish several other lakes in the state, including Lay lake where I grew up.