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Wilson Lake

WILSON LAKE

Wilson impounds 15,930 acres of water along the Tennessee River, stretching 15 miles between Wilson Dam at Muscle Shoals, Ala. and Rogersville’s Wheeler Dam. Fishing conditions include rocky points,  grassbeds, deep dropoffs with many ideal shallow water areas, and great night fishing in the summer.

Tim Horton

 

Tim Horton of Muscle Shoals, who travels the country competing on the Bassmaster Elite Series bass fishing tour and filming shows for Timmy Horton Outdoors, Major League Fishing, The Bass Pros and other outdoors television programs, touts Pickwick and Wilson lakes as two of the best places in America to fish for largemouth and smallmouth bass, catfish, crappie and other gamefish species.

Horton is a former BASS Angler of the Year, one of ESPN’s 35 Greatest Anglers of all time, a four-time Bassmaster Champion and a tireless ambassador for Colbert County and its lakes.

Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge 2015

Saturday, June 13th in Sheffield.  Bass Elite Angler Timmy Horton invites high school anglers to fish his annual tournament.  This is a great opportunity for young anglers across Alabama to have fun and win college scholarship money.  For more information and to register online go to www.fishpickwicklake.com 

Pickwick Lake

PICKWICK LAKE

Pickwick impounds 30,175 acres of water along the Tennessee River, stretching 46 miles between Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Pickwick Landing, Tenn. Fishing conditions include shallow stump flats, well-defined channels, active feeder creeks, steeply falling bluffs, rocky ledges and long grassbeds.


Blue: Marine

Light Blue: Boat Launch

Orange: HotSpot

Green: Vegetation

Red: Bait and Tackle

 

Fishing in Colbert County

The Muscle Shoals area offers some of the best fishing opportunities in the nation with well-known Pickwick and Wilson Lakes! The lakes were formed beginning in the 1930's when the Tennessee Valley Authority began construction of a series of massive dams along the Tennessee River in North Alabama. This unique combination of the nature-made deep channel of the river and the man-made reservoirs of flooded fields, bluffs and marsh areas has generated excellent habitats for a large variety of game fish.  

Many professional organizations have recognized the high quality of fishing in the area. Recent circuits hosted by our lakes include the Cabela’s Crappie Classic and KingKat Classic, B.A.S.S. Pro-Am and Top 150, Southern Fishing-Russell Sporting Center Top Rod Championship and the EverStart Series Championship, among others.

To help you plan your trip to the Shoals area, go to www.VisitShoalsAL.com

Timmy Horton High School Bass Anglers Challenge 2015

Saturday, June 13th in Sheffield.  Bass Elite Angler Timmy Horton invites high school anglers to fish his annual tournament.  This is a great opportunity for young anglers across Alabama to have fun and win college scholarship money.  For more information and to register online go to www.fishpickwicklake.com

 

LICENSE

Fishing licenses are available at the Colbert County Courthouse and at many bait and tackle shops in the area. State fishing licenses may also be purchased online at www.OutdoorAlabama.com, which also contains the latest information on license fees, creel limits and lake records.

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