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Last Updated: 08/20/2014
Fishing Alabama Reeds Guide Service

Late Summer Bass Fishing on Alabama's Jordan Lake By Reed Montgomery Reeds Guide Service (205) 663-1504 Website Impounded 1928 Lake level Full Pool 352.0 Water Temperatures upper 80's Air Temps upper 90's. * Mid to late August shows upper 90 degrees air temps, close to 100 degrees. Hot! Water temps are close to 90 degrees. It will remain hot until early October. Still, bass anglers seeking out current, cooler water and bait fish infested waters can catch both largemouth bass and Coosa River spotted bass this lake is so noted for. With September close, it could cool down some. Rainy days, cloudy days or early and late in the day are the best conditions. Or like many anglers try night fishing. Deep bass can be caught with creature baits, worms, tube baits and jig combos. Suspended bass or bass close to the bottom can be fooled with deep diving crankbaits and jigging spoons. Topwater lures fished in and around any grass during these low light periods are good choices with lures like buzz baits, poppers, prop baits, zara spooks and frogs good choices. * Or you can always call on Reeds Guide Service...first! "Jordan Lakes and all of Alabama's oldest, professional bass fishing only guide service for over 40 years. Website " Utilizing the new 2015 Ranger 520 Comanche bass boat equipped with 250 h.p. Evinrude E-tec provided by


Located twenty-five miles due north of the city of Montgomery in central Alabama, Lake Jordan is a 6,800-acre impoundment created by Alabama Power Company in 1928 on the Coosa River. Public and private boat ramps, as well as several private marinas provide access to Lake Jordan. Two popular public boating access areas include Bonner’s Point on the west side of the lake and Rotary Landing to the east.

From the river-like terrain found in the first 10 miles of the headwaters below Mitchell Dam to the lower end where the lake widens, Lake Jordan features 188 miles of irregular shoreline and many types of aquatic weeds, rocky banks and boulders scattered along deep, rock bluffs and loads of wood cover. Lake Jordan is very fertile and supports high densities of sport fish and forage species.

Coosa River spotted bass, largemouth bass, and hybrid striped bass make Lake Jordan an angler’s dream – and it’s an under-fished lake. The most productive times to fish are during spring and fall; during the summer months, nighttime bass fishing also can be very good. Largemouth bass are more cover oriented and are usually caught by fishing in or near dense water willow stands that grow near the shoreline. Spotted bass are more structure oriented and are likely to be caught from points, humps, ledges, rock piles, and vegetation.

Popular bass lures include willow-leaf spinnerbaits in white or shad color patterns, topwater chuggers and walking baits in shad colors, hard and soft plastic jerk-baits, and Carolina-rigged centipedes or finesse worms in various shades of green.


Clear 81-90 F° F N/A


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Jan 60.3° F 37.9° F
Feb 61.9° F 38.7° F
Mar 70° F 45.5° F
Apr 77.1° F 51.9° F
May 84.9° F 60.4° F
Jun 91.7° F 68.2° F
Jul 92.4° F 70.9° F
Aug 92° F 70.6° F
Sep 88.7° F 65.7° F
Oct 79.4° F 54° F
Nov 68.5° F 42.9° F
Dec 60.1° F 38.1° F