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Two lakes give Elite anglers choices

Apr 5, 2011

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.

Tornado threat cut Short's celebration

Apr 5, 2011

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.

Pickwick opens up point race chances

Apr 5, 2011

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.

Hangin ON!

Apr 5, 2011

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."

Bassmaster Classic berths

Apr 5, 2011

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.

Fun in Florence for the Alabama Charge on Pickwick Lake

Apr 5, 2011

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.

Making a Switch?

Apr 5, 2011

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.

The windy search for big bass

Apr 5, 2011

High water and wind put a damper on love as Bassmaster Elite Series anglers were discovering that Pickwick is definitely a prespawn situation.

Berkley and B.A.S.S. partner again in 2011

Apr 5, 2011

Once again, in 2011 outstanding Conservation awards for the best B.A.S.S. will be bestowed by the Berkley Conservation Institute The Institute awards a $2,000 check for the best conservation project and $1,500 in fishing gear to the best angler recruitment/retention project.

Ready to roll

Apr 4, 2011

At the end of last week, I did a little prefishing on West Point Lake in Georgia. Before then, I had never laid eyes on that lake. So, I did a lot of riding around and a lot of looking as well as a little fishing.