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Last Updated: 01/30/2014
Fishing Alabama Reeds Guide Service
Weather in Alabama; The last week of January the weather was bad, in the low teens most days with daytime highs of only 30-40 degrees. Water temperatures were in the low 40's with ice along Lay lakes shoreline.
A severe winter storm hit mid-to-upper Alabama this last week of January with major traffic jams for hours and hundreds of abondoned cars seen left along major highways and many back roads state wide were closed
Good news is this first week of February shows a winter warming trend with predicted air temps in the low 60's by this weekend and rain expected all next week mostly in the upper 50's! Water temps could soar into the low 50's by next week!
Fish slow, for lethargic bass are slow to warm up as well!
Lures such as jig combos, finesse worms, Alabama rigs and even slow rolled or dropped spinnerbaits, lipless lures and crankbaits all still fool big, Alabama Lay lake largemouth bass and Coosa River spotted bass!
Always call on Reeds Guide Service...first! "Lay lakes and all of Alabamas oldest, professional bass fishing only guide service for over 40 years! "
Thanks and Good Fishn' Reed Montgomery Owner of Reeds Guide Service (205) 663-1504 Website www.fishingalabama.com
ABOUT THIS LAKE
Lay Lake is best known for its spotted bass and largemouth bass fishing. A high quality largemouth bass and spotted bass fishery exists at Lay Reservoir; both species are abundant up to 18 inches with moderate numbers of larger bass. The best fishing for largemouth bass occurs in creeks and shallow water sloughs. Anglers targeting spotted bass should fish riverine portions of the lake.
In the upstream end of Lay Lake, the tailwater fishery below Logan Martin Dam is excellent for hybrid striped bass. Striped bass are also present. The tailwater area is popular with anglers who enjoy fishing for largemouth bass and Coosa River spotted bass when shad are running along the banks.
Lay Lake was impounded in 1914 by Alabama Power Company; the company continues to improve fishing by providing habitat on this 50-mile-long lake. With shallow water aquatic weeds, wood and rock cover, and dozens of major tributaries featuring deep creek channels filled with minnows, frogs, baitfish and crayfish in every season, Lay Lake is an excellent year-round fishery. This 12,000-acre reservoir is located just 35 minutes south of Birmingham off I-65 and 15 minutes south of Columbiana in east-central Alabama. Seven public access areas offer easy bank and boat access to the lake.
CURRENT WATER DATA
GUIDE REPORT: BEST TIME TO FISH
|3am - 11am
|11am - 6pm
|6pm - 12am
|Jan||55° F||31.4° F|
|Feb||59.3° F||34° F|
|Mar||67.3° F||40.5° F|
|Apr||75.7° F||47.3° F|
|May||82.7° F||56.1° F|
|Jun||87.9° F||63.1° F|
|Jul||90.6° F||66.7° F|
|Aug||90.3° F||66° F|
|Sep||85.3° F||60.3° F|
|Oct||76.2° F||48.2° F|
|Nov||66.2° F||39° F|
|Dec||57.4° F||33.4° F|