Lay Lake Fishing Report near Clanton, Alabama

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on September 29th

Buzzbaits are taking some good bass, too, on the outside edges of the grass, but you have to use a trailer hook because they are just kind of slapping at it and short striking. Suspended jerkbaits fished on the edge of the grass is also taking some bass, but you’re going to catch some stripe like that, too.


on May 15th

The females that aren’t on bed are about to go on bed. Dark plastic lizards and dark plastic worms that have had their tails dyed chartreuse so they can be seen better by fishermen are being used to try to catch bedding bass.


on March 14th

Alabama Rigs and deep-diving crankbaits are catching most bass. Bass are also being caught along weeds on larger flats away from the main river channel and in the mouths of the smaller feeder creeks that are lightly stained.


on February 17th

Swimming jigs, small crankbaits and big-bladed spinnerbaits will take most bass. Catfish can be found below the dam with live shad and cut bait.

Fishing Pre-spawn on Lay

on January 19th

Bass are moving shallow for the pre-spawn right now and can be caught on squarebill crankbaits and jerkbaits near cover. Catfish can be caught on live and cut shad fished near shallow and deep cover. Crappie can be caught on minnows near brush piles and fallen trees in the shallows.

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