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Three Al. Lakes For Largemouth Bass & Spotted Bass This Summer!

Capt. Reed Montgomery
July 13, 2015
Birmingham - Freshwater Fishing Report

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Bankhead Lake, Logan Martin Lake and Lay Lake This Summer Season For Big Bass in Alabama! Written By Reed Montgomery / Reeds Guide Service Alabaster, Alabama (205) 663-1504 Website www.fishingalabama.com

* See: www.cyberangler.com "freshwater pictures" link section for bass pictures for this report!

Within 50 miles of Birmingham, Alabama are three man made lakes that bass anglers can always fool some big, largemouth bass and trophy-sized spotted bass all throughout this summer season.

Although its really hot,(in the mid-to-upper 90's in mid-July), lakes within 50 miles of Birmingham like the Coosa River Impoundment's Logan Martin Lake (Impounded in 1964), and Lay Lake (Impounded in 1914), have plenty to offer.

Not only are these good, summertime lakes for the typical, summertime deep water angler but plenty of shallow water featuring aquatic weeds, wood cover and lots of rock cover to choose from.

Including both daytime and nighttime selection for bass fishing found lake wide on these two lakes, with both lakes over 50 miles in length.

Another man made lake (only 40 miles from Birmingham), is the Warrior River Impoundment Bankhead lake, impounded in 1916. It is a barge navigated Warrior River-type impoundment. With lots of visible wood cover like log jams, laying trees, brush, stumps and plenty of resident-built piers.

Loads of aquatic weeds and plenty of rock cover give bass anglers lots of targets to choose from when selecting both largemouth bass and spotted bass, during the hot days of summer on Bankhead Lake.

* Feeder Creeks offer cooler water, current, often off-colored water clarity and plenty of shade.

These incoming feeder creeks on all three of these Alabama impoundments near Birmingham have plenty of meals for these bass to dine on all summer long. Food such as bait fish, crayfish, insects and minnows can be found here day or night.

Included, but not often thought of as a typical meal for a big bass are; snakes, worms, lizards, eels, small mice, small turtles, frogs, baby ducks, chip munks and even loads of insects like bees and dragon flies!

With todays' selection of lures and fake meals anglers may find the right lure at any time during these long, hot days of summer. This certain lure (or many lure types), can then be fished day or night in and around the lakes shallows or, in or near deep water, for at least another three months!

So make plans now if you live here or you are going to visit the Birmingham area this summer season. There are plenty of lakes to choose from!

Or you can always call (205) 663-1504 on Reeds Guide Service, guiding on these lakes near Birmingham and all other Alabama lakes for over 40 years! "Alabama's oldest, professional -- bass fishing with lures only -- guide service for over 40 years"

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Thanks and Good Fishin'! Be safe and courteous to other anglers and boaters during this summer season on our very crowded lakes! Reed Montgomery owner of Reeds Guide Service. Website www.fishingalabama.com

Birmingham Fishing Forecast:

Water temps are now in the low-to-upper 80's on these and other Alabama lakes. Air temps during this mid July period are in the mid-to-upper 90's!
Partly cloudy skies and air temps in the low 90's are predicted for next week.

Target Species:

Largemouth Bass and Spotted Bass

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Contact Info:

Reeds Guide Service
141 Reese Drive
Alabaster, AL 35007
Phone: 205-663-1504
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