Read what the pros say about the high water and faster current of Pickwick Lake on the opening day of the 2011 Elite Series Alabama Charge.
Follow your favorite Elite Series pro as they register for the 2011 Alabama Charge.
FLORENCE, Ala. -- Tim Horton carries all the credentials to make him the hands-down favorite to win this week's Bassmaster Elite Series on Pickwick Lake. He talks about how he is challenging himself to find different water even though it would be very easy to fall back on popular areas that hold good fish.
In this article, you will read about how when fishing Pickwick Lake, often billed as the "Smallmouth Capital of the World," anglers still must decide each morning if they should spend time on the smallmouth of Wilson Dam's rocky tailrace, or if they should go hunting largemouth in Pickwick's lower regions.
North Alabama's Pickwick and Wilson lakes available to the Elite Series anglers competing in the Alabama Charge out of Florence, Alabama, are home to all three species of Micropterus: the largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass.
Last year's victory celebration on Pickwick Lake was somewhat of a disappointment for Kevin Short. His celebration was cut short. Everyone scrambled to pack up and flee the storms producing tornadoes.
Using traditional, maybe even textbook tactics open up point race chances for the anglers of the 2011 Elite Series Alabama Charge tournament at Pickwick Lake.
Dude! Enough already. I have to tell you, I grew up on the weather end of one of the Great Lakes ... Erie ... I know all about "The Weather."
In this article you will read about how for the first time, this season's winners of pro events instantly qualify for the 2012 Bassmaster Classic, set for Feb. 24-26 out of Shreveport-Bossier City, La.
While Alabama Charge anglers are working on the water, fan fun will be happening on the shore. Highlights include a professional dog-jumping show by the Super Retriever Series.
Both of the locks that connect Pickwick and Wilson lakes have been closed for electrical repairs but are expected to reopen Friday morning. Lake Wilson will be inside the tournament waters only on the final two days of the April 6-9 tournament. Switching would be a drastic midgame change, however anglers can opt for Wilson.