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Lewis Smith Lake

AL (Cullman, Walker, Winston)

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Fall Styles

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  • A-Rigging
  • Buzz Baiting
  • Carolina Rigging
  • Cast/Retrieve Deep
  • Cast/Retrieve Mid Depth
  • Cast/Retrieve Shallow
  • Chatterbaiting
  • Crankbaiting
  • Dropshot
  • Finesse Fishing
  • Froggin
  • Jerk Baiting
  • Livebait Rigging
  • Ned Rigging
  • Neko Rigging
  • Power Fishing
  • Power Jigging
  • Shaky Head Fishing
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Spybaiting
  • Texas Rigging
  • Top Water
  • Vertical Jigging Deep
  • Vertical Jigging Mid Depth
  • Vertical Jigging Shallow
  • Wacky Rigging

Lake Details

Summary

What you need to know about fishing Lewis Smith Lake

 

Located just over an hour North of Birmingham Alabama, Lewis Smith Lake (commonly called Smith Lake) is a true gem amongst Alabama's selection of great  fisheries. While Lewis Smith Lake is home to many professional bass fishing tournaments each year, other popular species to target include Crappie, Bluegill, and giant Striped Bass. Smith Lake is a relatively clear body of water, however it can be easily stained by the mud shores as water rises. Fish of all varieties can be located on the steep bluff walls as they feed on shad and other baitfish. In addition to bluff walls, the Spotted Bass and Striped Bass are commonly caught suspended chasing large schools of bait in open water. Techniques such as a dropshot, jerkbait, spybait, and a damiki rig are great strategies to target these suspended fish. Largemouth and Panfish can be found suspended as well, however docks and shoreline structure often yield the best results.

Waterbody Type

Lake/Pond

Coordinates

-86.9768W
34.0622N

Surface Area

79.57 sq. km

Avg. Depth

0 ft.

Species Present

Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Panfish / Bluegill

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    A-RiggingBuzz BaitingCarolina RiggingCast/Retrieve DeepCast/Retrieve Mid DepthCast/Retrieve ShallowChatterbaitingCrankbaitingDropshotFinesse FishingFrogginJerk BaitingLivebait RiggingNed RiggingNeko RiggingPower FishingPower JiggingShaky Head FishingSpinnerbaitsSpybaitingTexas RiggingTop WaterVertical Jigging DeepVertical Jigging Mid DepthVertical Jigging ShallowWacky Rigging

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