February Crappie, Panfish and Bass Fishing in Alabama

Alabama anglers planning fishing vacations this year have a wealth of opportunities. From the fertile Tennessee River in the north, to the many artificial reefs in the Gulf, and the lakes, rivers and bays in between, the fishing here is unequalled.

Pick a species. Whether crappie, panfish or bass fishing in Alabama, there's something for every angler this February.

Here's a sample of some great destinations to help you plan your next fishing trip and be sure to check out the solunar fishing calendar on In-Fisherman!

FEBRUARY

Spotted Bass:

Millers Ferry

Last February, Cory Smith of Linden caught three 6-pound spotted bass in three consecutive casts from Millers Ferry. He says fishing for spots is better than ever on the lake, as anglers can catch 30 bass in a half-day of fishing.

To catch spots, Smith anchors in a creek mouth and casts toward the submerged river channel. He says the size of the creek does not matter, but current does.

"Current is the key to catching spotted bass in February," Smith advised.

Smith caught the 6-pounders on a Swackem 1/4-ounce shaky head rigged with a finesse worm. He allows the shaky head to sink to the bottom before jiggling the rod tip, which causes the worm tail to vibrate.

For current fishing information, call Loftin's Bait Shop at (334) 682-9304 or visit them on the Camden Bypass.

Other Hotspots

For catching panfish, nothing beats bluegill fishing on the rivers of the lower Mobile Delta this month. Fish grass shrimp next to structure 12 feet deep in creeks. Also, crappie anglers find success trolling jigs on Lay Lake's creeks.

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