Aliceville 8/10 to 8/14/09
The fish are moving around a lot. I caught fish in 6-' of water on structure and also in 12' to 16' of water on structure. The fish are holding real tight and you have to get down in there close were they are. I lost about 15 jigs in the process.The bite is not real hard or fast. You just have to put it in front of them and aggrevate the mess out of them to get them to bite. They seemed to prefer a slow drop in instead of jigging. They even seemed to prefer a cetain structure even when there were several close together.
A buddy was fishing 20' from me and cathing a few and I was steady pulling them out. Caught 17 keepers then and he caught 9. He's the one that taught me a lesson last time I went. But the fish are biting you just have to keep looking. I caught all of my fish on the Crappie 101 jig -Slimy- with a red/chartreuse tail. The picture shows the structure we were fishing on. Water temps are averaging around 83° in the morning to 90° in the afternoon. Watch the current in the river. If they have a strong current it's hard to fish in the river itself. If no current then target the structure on drop off's. Biggest fish we caught was 1 lb 10oz and several in the 1 - 1/4 lb range. I attached the pics to show the structure we were fishing but not the location. Sorry but sweet spots are hard to come by.