It's finally here. The fall live bait fishing season has arrived. From now till late November will be Pickwick and Wilson Lakes finest fall fishing. From the results of my last few September trips, it's going to be special. Clients have boated 25 plus smallmouth bass, not to mention numerous other fish this last week. Best 5 fish averaging weights of 18-22 pounds. Threadfin shad are easily avaliable with the use of a livescope below either dam. Afternoon bite is best, due to TVA generating maximum flow from about 1 pm till after dark.

     Crappie are also being caught as well as a few Sauger in the Bear Creek and Waterloo areas. Spotted bass are loaded on the " rock row " at Sheffield and in the Buck Island area. For the bigger spots fish deeper and search for current breaks along the structure. Catfish are being caught in good numbers both below the dams in eddy currents as well as drifting below the dams. One angler had a 48 quart cooler full last week in a couple hours fishing time.

     I still have a few openings for late October and November. If interested or you want to be placed on my cancellation list, email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.