Alabama's Coosa River Lakes for Big, Wintertime Spotted Bass and Largemouth Bass!Author: Captain Reed Montgomery | Posted: 12/11/2011
<p>Alabama has many waterways. Some river systems are huge and barge navigated, extending from one end of the state to the other. Such as, the Tennessee River System with some of Alabama's largest, man made impoundment's like Guntersville lake and Wheeler lake.
Then there is The Warrior River System, The Tallapoosa River System, The Tombigbee River System, The Alabama River System and Alabama shares the Chattahoocee River System (featuring Walter F. George Reservoir / Lake Eufaula) found along the Alabama/Georgia state line.
But over the past dozen years, the Coosa River System Lakes have become recognized for its healthy population of largemouth bass and its own unique breed of bass, the Coosa River breed of Spotted Bass.
The headwaters of the original Coosa River System begin in western Georgia and flow into northeastern Alabama's Weiss Lake headwaters, located near the northern Alabama town of Centre.
From there the Coosa River System flows south to Neely Henry Lake that sits alongside the city of Gadsden, Alabama. Below Neely Henry lake is Logan Martin lake, crossed by the mid lake bridge of Interstate 20, that goes from Birmingham to Atalanta.
*Note - These three upper Coosa River Lakes can be lowered down several feet during winter pool. Caution is advised for boaters!
These three upper Coosa River Lakes Weiss, Neely Henry and Logan Martin lakes will be returned to normal, full pool lake levels in April.
The lower Coosa River Lake's Lay lake, Mitchell lake and Jordan lake are all kept at full pool year round.
Unlike the three upper Coosa River lakes (that feature only wood and rock cover at low winter pool), these lower Coosa River lakes have loads of aquatic weeds for anglers to explore during the winter months of December, January and February here in Alabama.
One very worthy adversary that thrives during the winter season on all of these Coosa River Lakes is the Coosa River Spotted bass.
Jordan Lake, the last lake on the Coosa River System near the state capitol of Montgomery, has given up dozens of wintertime trophy-sized spotted bass, those exceeding 5 pounds and even some "spots" weighing over 8 pounds!
Anglers that have never tackled one of these true, tackle- testing spotted bass or even had the chance to hook into a big, wintertime Coosa River largemouth bass (one in the 9-10 pound range), should make plans now to visit Alabama's Coosa River System Lakes! But remember.
Always call (205)663-1504 on Reeds Guide Service...first!
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About The Author: Captain Reed Montgomery
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Bio: Captain Reed Montgomery a Birmingham, Alabama native Guides on all of Alabama\'s Lakes for all species of Bass. Alabamas Oldest Professional Freshwater Guide Service For Over 40 Years. Website www.fishingalabama.com