How to fish Pickwick Smallmouth during the spawn and catch BIGGINS!
Alabama Bass Guide, Ryan Salzman
Guys Pickwick Lake is absolutely one of the best fisheries in the entire world. Especially during the spring time. Trophy smallmouth bass are teaming the waters feeding up for the spawn. Once April hits the spawn is in full swing. There are special ways and techniques used to catch these fish. My one two punch is a True Bass Swimbait on a 1/2 ounce True Lock Swimbait head. Color depends on conditions. 99 Problems, Hot Sauce, Green Bean, True Blue, and Citron are always consistent. I use a 6.8:1 gear ratio Lews Reel paired with a 7'3'' MH Team Lite Lews Rod. Line size varies on depth. I use 15 to 20lb fluorocarbon.
When they begin to spawn I throw a Reaction Innovations Flirt, Kinky Beaver, and Sweet Beaver on a shaky head. Everyone knows that these fish love the current. There are definitely better ways than others to pick apart the current. Come fish with me and learn how to catch some more fish during the spring!
Towards the end of April I always try to sight fish a few with my clients. It makes for a great exciting trip!
Lets go fishing.
Captain Ryan Salzman
Alabama Bass Guide