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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish and hybrid striped bass at Lake Mitchell in Alabama.

Lake Mitchell, AL

Home to excellent Alabama spotted bass fishing, Lake Mitchell is a 5,900-acre lake with multiple other fish species to pursue. Located 10 miles east of Clanton in central Alabama on the Coosa River, you can find almost 150 miles of shoreline with ample places to wet a line.

The purpose of this page is to deliver an overview of this lake, the fishing options, and area amenities. Our goal is to provide info to first time visitors, as well as beginner and novice anglers. We gathered details from personal experience, numerous trusted websites that each offer select bits of information, and videos of fishing activity on the lake. These websites include the Outdoor Alabama, marinas at the lake, campgrounds, boat rental agencies and others. By consolidating this information to one page it allows visitors to see the entire picture, all in one place.

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Lake Mitchell, located in central Alabama, is a popular fishing destination known for its scenic beauty and diverse fish populations. Spanning over 5,850 acres, the lake offers anglers a variety of fishing experiences.

Popular fish species found in Lake Mitchell include largemouth bass and spotted bass. The lake's structure, including submerged vegetation, boat docks, and points, provides excellent habitat for bass. Anglers can target largemouth bass using various techniques such as topwater lures, plastic worms, and crankbaits. Spring and fall are typically the best seasons to fish for bass, as the fish are more active and feeding aggressively. Hybrid striped bass also swim in these waters and get a lot of attention from local anglers.

Crappie fishing is also popular in Lake Mitchell, attracting anglers throughout the year. Both black crappie and white crappie can be found in the lake. Anglers often have success targeting crappie around submerged brush piles, fallen trees, and bridge pilings. Live minnows, jigs, and small plastic baits are effective in enticing crappie bites. The spring and fall seasons, especially during the spawning periods, tend to be the most productive for crappie fishing.

Catfish anglers will find opportunities in Lake Mitchell as well. Channel catfish, flathead catfish and blue catfish are commonly caught in the lake. Anglers can target catfish using a variety of baits such as cut bait, chicken liver, or stinkbaits. The lake's deep channels, drop-offs, and areas with structure are prime spots for catfish fishing. Night fishing can be particularly productive for catfish, as they are more active during this time.

Before fishing at Lake Mitchell, anglers should familiarize themselves with Alabama fishing regulations and obtain the necessary licenses. This ensures compliance with size and bag limits, as well as any specific regulations for the targeted fish species.

Catfish, crappie, bluegill, largemouth bass, hybrid stripers and sunfish are also here for the taking. For boat launching there are public and private boat ramps, plus several private marinas. Higgins Ferry Park is a good place to start your journey as parking and shoreline access is available for fishing or portage of a canoe or kayak.

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Primary fish species residing in Lake Mitchell

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish Hybrid Striped Bass

Lake Mitchell Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
Restaurant: YES

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Boating is a popular activity on Lake Mitchell, with its expansive waters and numerous coves to explore. The lake offers several boat ramps for easy launching, accommodating various watercraft such as boats, pontoons, and jet skis.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Lake Mitchell Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off County Road 28, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Click here for a Alabama Fishing License.

Several camping facilities and picnic areas are available around the lake, allowing anglers to extend their fishing trips and enjoy the natural surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Higgins Ferry Park Campground - 205 312-1146

Okomo Camp Ground & Boat Launch - 205 830-7437

Lake Mitchell AL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Lake Mitchell
Lake Mitchell Marina
522 Co Rd 469
Clanton, AL 35046
205 755-8100


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