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Dustin King- Lake Neely Henry

Report Date: January 30, 2015

Dustin King

Dustin King
King Fisher Guide Service | (256) 504-6659

Overall Rating: Three_Star
Medium Visibility
40-50° F

January in Alabama is a special time of year, everything is bigger and better from deer hunting, duck hunting, and bass fishing. Cold days are passing and we have dreams of warmer days ahead. Tomorrow evening we hang up our … Continue reading

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Anglers target largemouth bass and spotted bass on Neely Henry Reservoir. Although growth is average for both species, plumpness for both species is close to the top in the state. The majority of largemouth bass are 12 to 15 inches, with good numbers of lunkers reported. The spotted bass population is exceptional for large spots; the number of spots in the 14- to 20-inch range is one of the best in Alabama. Striped bass fishing is best at the headwaters below Weiss dam during spring runs and into the summer during power generation; there are good numbers of stripes over 7 pounds.

Generally a river-run lake, Neely Henry fans out toward the dam to offer more open water. Neely Henry Reservoir is located in northeast Alabama on the Coosa River, near the towns of Gadsden and Ohatchee. Just off I-59, the reservoir envelops 11,235 acres and extends 77.6 miles.


Jan 51° F 30.6° F
Feb 55.9° F 33.6° F
Mar 65° F 40.6° F
Apr 74.5° F 49° F
May 81.4° F 57.4° F
Jun 87.5° F 65.2° F
Jul 90.4° F 69.1° F
Aug 90.1° F 68.2° F
Sep 84.6° F 62.1° F
Oct 74.5° F 49.6° F
Nov 63.7° F 40° F
Dec 54.7° F 33.4° F