Lewis Smith Lake

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Current Temperature:
57°

Est Water Temperature:
48° (What's This)

Barometric Pressure:
30.37 (Falling)

Wind Speed:
North at 04 Knots (5 MPH)

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Lewis Smith Lake
Lewis Smith Lake General Information
Welcome to FishingNotes.com Lewis Smith Lake fishing report page. Here you will find all the information you need to make the best decisions for today's fishing. Current weather including air temperature, barometric pressure, wind speed and direction are continuously updated throughout the day. Vital fishing information for Lewis Smith Lake, including mean water temperature and moon phase. Help in choosing what time to hit the water with daily sunrise and sunset times plus moon rise and moon set times. We would love to hear how your fishing trip went, feel free to share your days success on the community report page. Good luck and we hope you catch a full bag today!

Lewis Smith Lake (or Smith Lake) is located in northcentral Alabama. The dam, completed in 1961 by Alabama Power Company, impounds the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River to form the lake. Smith Lake has a surface area of approximately 21,400 acres with around 500 miles of shoreline and a maximum depth of 260 feet. Smith Lake is a stop on the 2010 Bassmaster Bass Fishing Tournament Trail and continues to be an excellent destination fishing stop for hundreds of fisherman.

State:
Alabama

County:


Inpoundment Type:
Reservoir

Surface Area (acres):
20500

Lake Management:
State Park

Latitude:
33.94108137920576

Longitude:
-87.13703155517578

Water Clarity:
6-10 ft

Water Temp Factors:


Maximum Depth (ft):
260

Normal Elevation (ft):
510

Boat Access:
Paved Ramps

Boat Limits:
No Restrictions

Lewis Smith Lake Largemouth Bass Fishing

[ Largemouth Bass Info ]
Lewis Smith Lake Largemouth Bass Rating:
   3.3/5
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Lewis Smith Lake Largemouth Bass Tips: [ Add Tip ]
- They are biting Watermelon Red Flake lizards good.
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Largemouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions:
Largemouth bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature at 48 degrees. If you have a chance to get out on the water, you are going to have to fish deep and slow. Jig fishing and Plastic baits may be your best bet this time of year for largemouth bass. You may also try fishing some sinking jerk baits.
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Michael Walker
Fishing 24-7 Guide Service
205-503-2020
walker@fishing24-7guideservice
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2013-02-19 Report from Feb 6th. I spent the last two days fishing from big bridge to misty harbor. While spending most of my time between goat island and misty harbor. On Monday the fish were a little tighter then today. We didn\'t catch our first fish till mid morning. On days that there really spread out and you have murky water trolling mite be your best option. Depending on the weather, I think we are still a couple weeks from prime time. While the water had warmed up some during the rain weeks, it has drop to 49 over the past two day. I want be hitting the water till mid day, as the bites seem to pi... [more]
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Lewis Smith Lake Smallmouth Bass Fishing

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Lewis Smith Lake Smallmouth Bass Rating:
   2.6/5
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Smallmouth Bass Tips for Current Conditions:
With Lewis Smith Lake at 48 degree water temperature this is a great time to get out on the water and try hitting some deeper primary and secondary points. Smallmouth bass will be feeding at this water temperature but will be much harder to catch. On Sunny warm afternoons its a great time to throw a crank bait, jigs or slow roll a spinnerbait at 5-10 foot on sunny points and drops off of sunny flats. Smallmouth Bass will move into warm water on warm sunny days.
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Lewis Smith Lake Crappie Fishing

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Lewis Smith Lake Crappie Rating:
   3.6/5
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Crappie Tips for Current Conditions:
Crappie fishing is sometimes at its best with the water temperature down this low. Crappie will be in large schools and follow the large shad schools around in extremely deep water. Find the deepest parts of your lake in old river channels and scan your graph for schooling shad. When you find the school, drop your plastics or live bait down to the bottom of the shad and get ready. Many crappie fishermen will be catching awesome numbers and size of fish this time of year. If you are brave enough to get out on the water this time when the water temperature is this cold, it can really pay off. Be careful out there, remember to boat safely. Never take any chances at these temperatures.
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Lewis Smith Lake Catfish Fishing

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Lewis Smith Lake Catfish Rating:
   4.2/5
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Catfish Tips for Current Conditions:
The catfish family comprises of blue catfish, flathead catfish and channel catfish. Since catfish are warm water fish, they arenít going to be very active in this water temperature. They will still be feeding, but catfish will only be found very deep and feeding very slowly. Your best bet is give some of the more active fish species in your lake a shot until the cats are active again.
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Lewis Smith Lake Spotted Bass Fishing

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Lewis Smith Lake Spotted Bass Rating:
   4.3/5
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Spotted Bass Tips for Current Conditions:
Spotted bass fishing is going to be slow with the water temperature down this low. It's time to fish deep and slow. Try some deep primary points, drop offs, and old river channels with rocks. Jigs, plastics and deep jerk baits will be your best bet to boat a Spotted.
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Lewis Smith Lake White Bass Fishing

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Lewis Smith Lake White Bass Rating:
   2.9/5
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Lewis Smith Lake Striped Bass Fishing

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Lewis Smith Lake Striped Bass Rating:
   4/5
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Michael Walker
Fishing 24-7 Guide Service
205-503-2020
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2013-02-19 Report from Feb 6th. I spent the last two days fishing from big bridge to misty harbor. While spending most of my time between goat island and misty harbor. On Monday the fish were a little tighter then today. We didn\'t catch our first fish till mid morning. On days that there really spread out and you have murky water trolling mite be your best option. Depending on the weather, I think we are still a couple weeks from prime time. While the water had warmed up some during the rain weeks, it has drop to 49 over the past two day. I want be hitting the water till mid day, as the bites seem to pi... [more]
Community Striped Bass Fishing Reports
2012-02-10
Report By:fishing247
Fishing Rating: 3
Water Temperature: 53
Smith Lake February 8th, 2012 After spending yesterday back on Smith lake, I am pretty beat. I've been getting up at three in the morning for over a week and mentally hit a wall yesterday. While out on the water, I ran into a couple guys that had fish with me a couple months ago. My brain was like swiss cheese, it took a minute for my brain to recall them. I felt like a mental patient on thorazine. Sorry Mike for being so slow, I remember you. You caught your biggest fish last. The blue boat and the distance through me off, plus I was beat by the time I saw you. As for the fishing, the striped bass bite was better then in days past. I found fish in several places, I fished in Coon Creek, Pigeon Roost, and the main channel close to Misty Harbor. They still a little scattered, but their getting tighter. With several sunny days in the forecast, things should only get better. We also did some bass fishing, while it was slower then a couple days ago and the bite was a little deeper. We still caught plenty of fish in 6-15 feet of water. Also picked up a nice spot on a Jr. Lunker Punker in bone color. Its a big top water bait and this spot ate it up. The water is settling down and they have pulled around 4 feet of water out of the lake over the past week or so. That's changed we're the fish are positioning. I am looking forward to the next couple days on the water. by Mike Walker of Fishing 24-7 Guide Service
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Lewis Smith Lake Solar and Lunar Conditions
Current Lunar Fishing Tip:
New Moon fishing can be at its best. The gravitational pull on the earth is at its peak when the moon and sun are rising and setting at the same time of day. This combination can generate extraordinary fishing opportunities especially if combined with perfect weather variances. The new moon may have the fish extremely aggressive and actively hunting for food. Try fishing a little faster today and with several different baits and techniques. When fish are more aggressive, its always fun to fish a little more aggressive. Watch the peak fishing times and make sure you are on the water during that part of the day to take full advantage of today?s solar/lunar peaks. Have a great day!
Sunrise:
07:30 CST

Moon Phase:

% Illuminated
Days to Full

Sunset:
17:38 CST







Lewis Smith Lake Links
DWP Lake Info
http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/where/reservoirs/smith/  

DWP Lake Info
http://www.cullmancountyparks.com/smithlake.htm  

Guide Service
http://www.stripefishingheadquarters.com/  

Fins and Grins Freshwater Adventure Lewis Smith Lake Fishing Guide
http://www.finsngrinsfishing.com/  

Stripe Fishing Headquarters Lewis Smith Lake FIshing Guide
http://www.stripefishingheadquarters.com/  

State Department of Wildlife and Parks
http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/  

license
https://www.alabamainteractive.org/dcnr/...  

State Fishing Records
http://www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/fr...  

State Parks
http://www.alapark.com/