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Spotted Bass and Alabama Bass Caught in Alabama

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Spotted Bass over 4 pounds or 19 inches may qualify for a Master Angler Certificate.
Spotted Bass over 6 pounds or 21 inches may qualify for a Trophy Angler Certificate.

Spotted bass in the Mobile basin are a species known as the Alabama bass. Typically the Alabama bass achieve a larger size than the northern spotted bass. 

 Alabama Student Anglers Bass Association Tournament
Terry Stephens fished the Alabama Student Anglers Bass Association tournament on Guntersville, March 15, 2014, and he landed this huge 5.57-pound spotted bass for Cherokee County High School.
Dave with Alabama bass
Dave Runge shows a nice stringer of Alabama spotted bass from Jordan Lake, March 9, 2014.
 2013 bass caught in Puss Cuss Creek by Alexander Orr.
2013 bass caught in Puss Cuss Creek by Alexander Orr.
spotted bass
Pickwick November 2013
Spotted Bass
Pickwick
has big spotted bass in addition to the huge smallmouth bass and big largemouth bass, fall 2013.
Spotted Bass from Eufaula
Bill Pool caught this big Spotted Bass from Lake Eufaula on September 1, 2013.  It weighed 3.67 pounds on FDA certified scales.
Rick Benson
Pickwick Lake is known for its smallmouth bass and largemouth bass. Rick Benson shows the spotted bass can be fine too, February 25, 2013.
Millers Ferry Bass
Timothy please resend this picture to Doug
Timothy Squires caught this big Millers Ferry spotted bass on April 4 2013, using a pumpkin Zoom magnum lizard with a chartreuse tail.
Girl with Alabama Spotted Bass
This large Alabama spotted bass was caught October 7, 2012, from the banks of Lake Martin. This beautiful smile is well deserved. Nice fish. 

 

Blake Weldon
Blake Weldon caught this spotted bass, all by himself, from Lake Jordan in March of 2012.

Ken Weathers with a spotted bass from Lake Eufaula
Ken Weathers with a Eufaula Spotted Bass 
Joe Harris with a 5-pound, 11-ounce Alabama bass from the middle section of the Tallapoosa River.
Joe Harris took this brute of a spotted bass, 5-pound 11-ounce,  from the middle section of the Tallapoosa River during August of 2012.

Dave Runge
Dave Runge caught these two spotted bass from Lake Jordan while fishing on a guided trip sponsored by Bass Pro Shops.  Professional Angler Greg Vinson guided the trip.
Greg Vinson is sponsored by Bass Pro ShopsThy NQ garments, Net Baits, Davis Jigs, Yamaha, Skeeter Boats,  J. J.'s Magic plastic bait dye, Carrot Stix, and Shaky Worm Head.

Alabama Bass
Joe Harris caught this 4-pound, 9-ounce Alabama bass on July 10, 2012, from the Coosa River.

Joe Harris with a big spotted bass from the Tallapoosa River.
Joe Harris used a spinnerbait to catch this 20" 4-pound, 11-ounce spotted bass from the Tallapoosa River near Horseshoe Bend National Military Park on November 22, 2011.

 

Spotted bass from Lake Jordan, September 27, 2011.
Doug Darr caught a nice spotted bass from Jordan Lake on September 27, 2011, using a Zara Spook.


Larry Haag caught these spotted bass on Jones Bluff of the Alabama River in May of 2010. 


Spotted bass can produce some fast action at Lake Eufaula.

 4-12 Spotted Bass
Marty Brown of Dalton, Georgia, caught this huge spotted bass on the lower end of Pickwick Lake June 10, 2011, during the FLW Everstart Tournament. The spotted bass weighed 4-12 on FLW's weigh-in scales. The fish was caught in 15 ft of water on a 10" Zoom Ol' Monster worm and 15 lb test Seaguar Flourocarbon line. With proper documentation, it would be a lake record. Marty Brown is sponsored by Skeeter Boats, Yamaha Outboards, Boats and Motors of Dalton, and Power Pole.
Alabama Bass
Joseph Harris caught this fat Alabama bass in the lower Coosa River, May 24, 2011.
 Alabama bass
David Cardwell caught this Alabama spotted bass from a tributary to Blackburn River in April of 2011.
Spotted Bass
Steve Milligan caught this 4-pound, 9-ounce spotted bass with a six inch pearl white Zoom Super Fluke on Upper Bear Creek, April 18, 2010.

 Alabama spotted bass caught on a fluke.
This classic Alabama spotted bass was caught by Jon Hornsby from Yates Lake (Middle Pond).


25.9 bag of spotted bass from Oliver Reservoir


SSG Sidney Johnson relaxed in Thurlow to catch these spotted bass. He is stationed in Iraq. Thank you for your service, SSG Sidney Johnson. Come back soon.

Alabama Spotted Bass
Crankbaits work on Alabama spotted bass in Lake Jordan during the summer of 2009.

vertical jigging
Spotted bass are active during the winter in Alabama.
If they are not shallow, try vertical jigging.


This spotted bass was caught by Andy Guy in OIiver Reservoir in 2008

March Spotted Bass
March is a good month for large spotted bass from the Coosa chain of lakes.

Brian Rinehart

 Zeke Worst with a spotted bass from Yates Lake
Yates Lake can produce some hard fighting spotted bass, especially when the water is running.


A pair of Alabama spotted bass taken on lures.

Joseph Schefano caught this spotted bass on a fly rod in Five-Mile Creek near Birmingham, Alabama
Lou Schefano caught this spotted bass on a fly rod in Five-Mile Creek near Birmingham, Alabama.

  Spotted bass caught with a jig from Yates Reservoir, Alabama.
This spotted bass caught from Yates is typical of the coloration of those caught from clear Alabama waters. 


This is a typical Alabama spotted bass
from Lake Thurlow.

Damon with a spotted bass from the lower Coosa River.
Spotted bass fishing can be excellent in the lower Coosa River below Jordan Dam.

Damon Abernethy with a 5.3 pound Alabama spotted bass.
Damon Abernethy caught this 5.3 pound spotted bass from Jordan Lake on December 4, 2005.

Spotted bass from Lake Jordan
Spotted bass can be caught day and night in Alabama.

Lee Knowles
Lee Knowles

 

Frank Wojchiechowski caught this large northern spotted bass on Pickwick Lake
Frank Wojchiechowski from Washington D.C. caught this large northern spotted bass on Pickwick Lake with the help of Steve Hacker.

6 pound 10 ounce spotted bass from Lake Oliver
A six pound, ten ounce spotted bass from Lake Oliver caught from the wing wall below Bankhead Dam during April of 2006

Matthew Williamson with a big spotted bass.
Matthew Williamson shows that, though Lake Martin may be known for large numbers of spotted bass, Lake Martin can produce big spots like this one over six pounds.  It was caught in late March of  2006 on a 4-inch green pumpkin dead ringer Zoom worm with the tail dipped in chartreuse garlic lure coloring.

Josh Brown with two spotted bass from the Alabama River.
Josh Brown holds two spotted bass caught from the Alabama River during winter.

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