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Hey! I'm a longtime reader, first time poster. Hope pics come through! Caught these three smallies on Pickwick this past Saturday off three consecutive stumps with a chartreuse spinnerbait. largest went 5lbs 10oz & the other two went 4lbs 12oz, 4lbs 4oz.

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Those are some nice fish.  I live in Greenpond, half way between Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.  Have to make my way up to Pickwick.  Never fished it or caught a smallmouth.  I like that they will eat a spinnerbait though.  Again, nice fish and nice pictures.

Willie

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Due to some criticism received on another website concerning Catch & Release stating that I didn't release unless I lived in a lakeside home I felt it necessary to append my post here also.  I live on Spring Creek 1/2 mile up from the river. The treeline of the creek is visible in the backgrd of the pic with the boat. A quick walk down to the creekside and these big boys were headed home!! (approx 3 miles from catch site) I would like to add that, while I advocate catch & release, I do not oppose keeping occasional fish for the table or trophy. A good article about this very thing is available here at http://www.bassresource.com/fishing/catch_and_release_bass.html .I have been fishing since I was old enough to hold a pole. My father was a founding member of the Tennessee River Bass club in the early 70's prior to the Bassmasters which later absorbed the TRB. Catch & release was indoctrinated at an early age but also tempered with the knowledge that Momma like to eat fish. The panfish (crappie & bream) were the best but absent a good catch an occasional bass was included. I may be blackballed by you guys for my opinion but do look over the above article before criticizing anyone who would say differently. Bass fishing in Pickwick has gone down since the instituting of C&R and could very well be part of the cause. I don't advocate keeping the larger fish (unless trophies) and thank someone for the opportunity to catch these three as I am sure someone had released them in the past.  ;D

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Great post Electrikal.  Some very nice fish.  I have to admit that I am glad to hear that they are still in the ecosystem and not in the freezer.  I am a C&R guy myself, but I also believe that as long as what you are doing is legal it is noone's business but yours.

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Nice brown fish!

I usually fish below Pickwick Dam, but occasionally on the lake. Maybe we can get together some time.

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Roadwarrior, sounds good, IM me some time when you're ready to come down. Fishing's been slow  >:( the last few weeks due to the cold snap but looks to improve soon ;). I grew up fishing the midlake area and find that when the turbines are not running that I have better luck in that area

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