Consider anglers with track records of success in the Ozarks and on the Alabama River in spring.
Neely Henry Lake attracts throngs of Alabama bass fishermen, but visitors from out of state tend to overlook it.
Austin Mize and Matthew Windham won the Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation Junior Bassmaster Championship, Sept. 14, on Lake Neely Henry.
So the deal is that there’ll be 11 tournaments in the Alabama Bass Trail. Five will be in the Northern Division and five will be in the Southern Division. At the end of the season there’ll be a championship tournament.
Reed attained fishing fame in August 1986 when he won the very first Bassmaster Classic in which he competed.
Alabama Elite Series Pro Jamie Horton offers tips for fishing Lake Neely Henry, one of the best-kept fishing secrets in Alabama.
Located in northeast Alabama on the Coosa River near the towns of Gadsden and Ohatchee, this reservoir envelops 11,235 acres and extends 77.6 miles from the dam upstream to Weiss Dam.
This 15,263-acre impoundment on the Coosa River is about 30 miles east of Birmingham and directly below Neely Henry.
If you plan to compete on South Carolina’s Santee Cooper Reservoir, here’s a tip: Check the entry list for Allan Glasgow of Ashville, Ala. He may be the one you’ll have to beat.