Columbiana, AL United States
Lay Lake Fishing Report 09.21.11
Submitted by Reeds Guide ServiceSubmitted on 09/21/2011
By Reed Montgomery / Reeds Guide Service
Lake Level Full Pool
Water Temperature Mid-to-upper 70's
Water Clarity: Clear
ITS MID-SEPTEMBER AND FALLING WATER TEMPERATURES MEAN FEEDING BASS ON ALABAMA'S LAY LAKE!
As Alabama anglers say goodbye to perhaps the last few days of air temperatures in the 90's, coupled with September's cooler nights in the fifties and daytime highs barely exceeding 80 degrees, its a welcome sight. Lay lake's Coosa River breed of spotted bass, its largemouth bass and some mixed-in members of the striped bass family are now feeding lake wide. Their targets are many, as end-of-summer prey, --- previously called "morsels" -- on the daily menu list, now become "full sized meals."
With full grown prey to dine on such as bream, thread fin shad, gizzard shad, minnows and other smaller fish these bass have plenty to feed on, especially during open water, schooling situations.
Which in shorter terms means "Rattletraps" !
Anglers that hear this "term' automatically reach for their favorite lipless lure. It can easily be a 1/4 ounce to 1/2 ounce size Bill Lewis "namesake lip less lure" the Rattletrap. Or a Rapala Rattlin' Rap, Cordell Rattling Spot, or a Strike King Red Eye Shad. Or a number of other dozens styles of lip less crank baits. A lure you can just cast out and retrieve and catch a fish!
A RECENT GUIDED FISHING TRIP TO LAY LAKE
An Auburn Student (I won't hold that against him...Roll Tide) and his girl friend (that gave him a guided fishing trip gift), met me at Beeswax Creek Park on Tuesday, September 14 on a hot day of about 90 degrees, that started off with a nice, mid-70 degree morning and rather cool boat ride on the lake. An early morning patchy fog greeted us as we made our way towards a small main lake cut nearby. We immediately saw busting bass!
So they both fired off topwaters like spooks and pop-r's, and then rattletraps, and both made a "two bass hook up" to start the day off right. One small spotted bass about 1 1/2 pounds and a match-up, a largemouth bass about the same size, both running together, and both breeds of bass feeding on shad that were about 3-4 inches long.
Before the sun got up we decided to fish some weightless lures in and around the weeds and Frogs! Zoom's watermelon / red flake trick worms produced some nice largemouth bass, one about 3 pounds. Then she caught an even bigger bass a spot about 3 1/2 pounds, out of the back of the boat, using a purple back rattletrap! It was out in open water about 5 feet deep, in a small creek, and it hit right at the boat! With bright, sunny conditions, the frog bite just did not produce.
Throughout our day, although it got hot by mid day, we discovered staying on the move hitting the high percentage spots, those loaded with bait fish schools and busting bass, called for the use of lipless lures that produced quality bites over all other lures. It also helped us keep our cool, moving and running the boat a few miles each time. Catching bass? You don't feel the heat.
Over all a good day with over 20 boated bass taken on a hot, mid-September day, mingling among some very pleasant company, on a day of fishing Alabama's Lay Lake with the lake's oldest, professional bass fishing only guide service, with Reed Montgomery of Reeds Guide Service. Also owner of all of Alabama's oldest, professional -- bass fishing only -- guide service for over 40 years!
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Thanks and Good Fishin'!
Reed Montgomery / Outdoor Writer
Owner / Reeds Guide Service
Alabaster, Alabama (205) 663-1504
" Over 40 Years Guiding, Fishing and Exploring Every Lake in Alabama For Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass and Striped Bass "
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