Striper Fishing in Alabama
While stripers are native to salt water, they naturally migrate
into fresh water streams to spawn. Their eggs must remain in motion
in order to hatch so the fresh water rivers and streams which drain
into the ocean become the spawning grounds for stripers.
Alabama Striped Bass Fishing Lakes
Alabama boasts a healthy population of stripers. They can be found
in major lakes including Lake Eufaula, Guntersville
Lake, Lake Harding, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake
Martin, Lake Neely Henry, Smith Lake,
Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake Weiss, West Point
Lake, Wheeler Lake, Wilson Lake and Lake Woodruff.
The Alabama state record striped bass was caught out of the Tallapoosa
World Record: 78.8 lbs
Fishing for Striped Bass in Alabama
When fishing for stripers concentrate on the deeper waters in
the lake. If you can locate schools of shad, stripers are often
close by. When the baitfish are shallow over the deep water, you
can catch stripers on crankbaits or by swimming spoons at appropriate
depths. And for the ultimate thrill try large topwater baits if
you see any surface feeding action. When the stripers are deep,
jigs and jigging spoons work well. Live and cut bait will also
take striped bass when they are in medium to deeper water. Fish
nearby or in the river channel if it is a defined depth change.
Trolling is also an excellent way to fish for stripers. Use flashy
lures in bigger sizes.
Hybrid Bass - Wiper Bass
Morone saxatilis - Morone chrysops
World Record: 27.3 lbs.
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