Customized fishing packages are available. Professional and friendly guides with over 30+ years experience on Wilson, Wheeler, and Pickwick Lakes are also available. These services are referred out to professional guides. Several days advance reservations suggested. Alabama resident and non-residence hunting and fishing licenses are sold at the office of Doublehead Realty and Property Management.
Experienced anglers and trained fisheries biologists rate Pickwick as one of the South’s best trophy smallmouth impoundments. Pickwick, beginning in western North Alabama and running into southern Tennessee, provides ideal smallmouth habitat with its gravel bottom, bars and banks, sunken islands, constantly flowing water, shallow cover and well defined channel and depth changes. Food is also extremely abundant in the form of threadfin shad, a baitfish that is incredibly plentiful throughout the 46-mile impoundment. Recently named one of Alabama’s Top 10 Bass Lakes by The Birmingham News. Produced a 5-pound-or-better bass in more than 90 percent of its tournaments last year. Host of the March, 1998 Bassmasters Top 150 Tournament.
Wheeler Reservoir is the largest of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) three lakes along the Tennessee River in North Alabama. It presents a mixture of deep drop-offs and shallow banks; narrow tributaries and wide-open spaces. There are flooded timber and seemingly bottomless depths; quiet coves and wave washed cliffs. Just as varied as the fishing terrain on the 65,000 acre lake are the many species of fish. They range from largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass; to crappie, channel catfish and freshwater drum. Host of the March, 1999 Bassmasters Top 150 Tournament.
Site of a world record smallmouth bass catch in the 1950’s, Wilson Lake is a deep impoundment characterized by underwater points and bars, sharp drop-offs and well-defined channels. The lake also has shoreline grassbeds in the spring, which provide the year’s best shallow water fishing action. The smallest of the Tennessee River lakes has a 15-inch minimum-length limit that helps bass grow to trophy size. Capable of producing 5-pound-or-better largemouth, smallmouth or spotted bass. Another Top 10 Bass Lake in Alabama winner as named by The Birmingham News.