Cahaba River near Selma, Alabama
The longest free flowing river in the state, the Cahaba River offers great floating. Start close to the headwaters and just drift down, fishing all the way. Camp along the way and make a super fun trip of it. The fishing pressure will come and go depending how far or close you get to populated areas. The awesome thing about fishing here is that the fish put up a very strong fight because of all the muscle mass they put on fighting the current. A 3lbs river bass will fight as hard as a 8lbs lake bass. The downside is the fish do not grow as big in rivers as they do in lakes. While you are floating down the fish cast the rocks, fallen trees, deep holes, and weeds. Use light tackle and cast small spinners, crankbaits, jigs tipped with live bait or soft plastics, crawfish imitators and swimbaits. Fly fishing will also work. Very little will work better than drifting live bait near the bottom.
Best Fishing Times for Cahaba River near Selma, Alabama
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Best Fishing Times: 11:58PM to 1:58AM, and 12:28PM to 2:28PM
Alternate Fishing Times: 5:39AM to 7:39AM
Fishing Cahaba River, AL on 6/19/2019 will be best from 11:58PM through 1:58AM, and from 12:28PM to 2:28PM. If those times won’t work for you, 5:39AM to 7:39AM looks promising. Remember to adjust these times based on barometric pressure, and weather changes.
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Fishing Hot Spots near Cahaba River
"Shell creek is producing a few large bass in the 5-6 range. Slow to bite. Shad colored Culprit..." Millers Ferry Lock and Dam
"Bass can be caught right now on shallow crankbaits and jerk baits right now in the pre-spawn as the..." Hale Lake Dam
"Bass in the 3lb range are numerous. The threadfin shad population is large so the bass eat well...." William 'Bill' Dannelly Reservoir
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