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Anglers' Pictures from the Coosa River below Jordan Lake, Alabama

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  Lower Coosa River
This fish was caught during the 2012 Coosa Canoe and Kayak Fishing Tournament in October. See http://coosariver.org/kft/ for details of the 2013 tournament.
Lower Coosa River
This fish was caught during the 2012 Coosa Canoe and Kayak Fishing Tournament in October. See http://coosariver.org/kft/ for details of the 2013 tournament.
Elizabeth Brook
Elizabeth Brook caught this bass on a YUM worm during the 2012 Coosa Canoe and Kayak Fishing Tournament in October. See http://coosariver.org/kft/ for details of the 2013 tournament.
 Alabama spotted bass
Joe Harris caught this 4-pound, 9-ounce Alabama spotted bass while fishing the lower Coosa River from his kayak on July 10, 2012.

Heath Walls with a channel catfish
Heath Walls with a channel catfish in 2012.

Hasty Hudson
Hasty Hudson with a big bluegill.

Heath Walls with bluegill and redbreast sunfish
Heath Walls with a basket full of bluegill and redbreast sunfish.

Grady Myers with a hybrid bass
Grady Myers with a fine 5 lb hybrid bass.

 Fishing on the Lower Coosa River
Heath Walls, Vance Wood, Grady Myers and Graves Lovell went fishing at the Lower Coosa River.

Vance Wood
Vance Wood is wade fishing.


This bluegill took a spinner on May 24, 2012.


This Alabama spotted bass took a deep diving crankbait trolled from a kayak below Moccasin Gap, May 24, 2012.


A chucky Alabama spotted bass from the lower Coosa River, May 24, 2012.

Longear sunfish
are colorful.

Which is larger, the crankbait or the spotted bass?
Chelsey Shafer with a 53
Chelsey Shafer caught this 53" paddlefish from below Bouldin Dam on July 23, 2011.  Paddlefish are making a comeback on the Alabama River as flows are more consistent during spawning season.  Paddlefish eggs need flowing water for survival.  Paddlefish are protected and must be release unharmed, as this one was.

Alabama spotted bass
are fun to catch, May 2011.
Blugill on a fly rod from a canoe.
Dr. Lovell landed this fine bluegill from the lower Coosa River in May of 2010 while using a fly rod and popping bug.
 
A fat Alabama spotted bass was caught on a Lucky Craft bait from a kayak, May 2011.

Rob Prevate holds a white bass from the Coosa River.
This white bass was caught on a kayaking trip below Jordan Dam.  The rod was tied to the kayak to prevent its loss.

Jenny with a bluegill from below Jordan Dam
A bluegill caught on a popping bug is a thing of beauty, but no match for Jenny.

 Chris Greene caught this darkly colored bluegill from the Coosa River on July 11, 2008.
Chris Greene caught this darkly colored bluegill from the Coosa River on July 11, 2008.

Doug Darr lands a small spotted bass while fishing topwater on the lower Coosa River. 
Smaller spotted bass can be taken using surface lures on the edge of the river.

Damon with a Spotted Bass
Damon Abernethy shows an Alabama spotted bass while on a float trip down the lower Coosa River.


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