Wheeler Lake News

2/9/2016
Cabela's
The Cabela’s King Kat Tournament Trail will hit the waters of the Tennessee River (Wheeler Lake) at Decatur, Alabama March 19, 2016. This is the opportunity for local catfish anglers to compete for cash, prizes and a chance to advance to the Cabela’s King Kat North and South Championship. This year's North…

10/16/2014
Alabama Bass Trail
Decatur, AL – The Alabama Bass Trail is proud to announce two lakes have been added to the state’s popular fishing trail for 2015. The North Division welcomes Weiss Lake while the South Division welcomes Lake Martin. The additional two lakes bring the popular trail to 13 premier bass fishing lakes located…

12/9/2010
ADCNR
Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs (HOFNOD) is a national program developed by the Future Fisherman Foundation that uses one of the most popular outdoor activities, fishing, to help youth make wise choices about their lives, while teaching them to respect and enjoy the environment. The Alabama Division of Wildlife and…

10/10/2010
ADCNR
On Friday October 29, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources will hold a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. for the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center (AABC) located near Marion, Ala. The AABC is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of rare and endangered freshwater mollusks (mussels and snails)…

8/20/2010
ADCNR
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources reminds hunters and anglers that all current recreational licenses expire on August 31, 2010. Several years ago, the Alabama Legislature changed the license year so that both hunting and fishing licenses expire on the same date each year, August 31.Hunters and…

4/29/2010
Bass Catcher
Fishing Report for 4/28/10: Fishing on Wheeler Lake has been excellent this week. The spawn is NOT officially over. Water level is at full pool. The 12-14 inch fish are in abundance. The bigger fish are starting to bite topwater (mornings and evenings), jigs, and plastics. Color choice is very important. Pay…

3/1/2010
ADCNR
Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division staff along with local professional fishing guide Ben Gross, President of River Region Guide Service, will present six fishing classes on Friday, March 5, beginning at 6:00 p.m. The classes are hosted by the Prattville Leisure Services Department at the Doster…

2/14/2010
Bassmaster
Bassmaster Classic (February 19th - 21st)February is not only known for the NFL's Superbowl, but it is known for Bassmaster's Superbowl of bass fishing, the Classic. The 2010 Bassmaster Classic is being held on Lay Lake in Alabama. For those of you that may not know, the field consists…

6/5/2009
Fishing News
On Saturday, June 6 Alabamians will have the opportunity to fish for free in most state waters. This Free Fishing Day will kick off National Fishing and Boating Week which runs through June 14. Approved by the Alabama Legislature, Free Fishing Day allows residents and non-residents to fish without a fishing license for a…

3/17/2009
BASS Communications
BASS announced today that the 2010 Bassmaster Classic will return in February to Lay Lake in Shelby County, Ala., site of three previous Classic competitions — 1996, 2002 and 2007.Fifty-one Classic qualifiers will hit the Coosa River impoundment Feb. 19-21 for the 2010 Classic title. As previously announced…

2/20/2009
River Neighbors
If you’ve seen a lot of small dead fish floating on your reservoir this winter, don’t be alarmed. They are most likely threadfin or gizzard shad, and they are easily killed by cold water temperatures and rapidly changing weather.Shad are an important baitfish in TVA-managed reservoirs, but—because shad are a prolific…

11/3/2008
Sam Eifling
The differences between the Bassmaster Classic in 1969 and in 2009 will be profound. The man who won that first Classic, Bobby Murray, remembers the weigh-in taking place on the roof of a floating dock on Lake Mead — a lake that none of the competitors had fished before, nor knew, until they were in the air en route…

2/12/2007
Larry Collins
Fishing... is it dangerous to your health? After witnessing a bad boat crash near the ramp at Kowaliga last week my thoughts, turned to why fishermen are part boat racers and part fishermen. It grew from a man’s desire to go fast, the thrill of speed on the water, beautiful days with the wind blowing past you as you barely…

2/5/2007
Larry Collins
Birds are cheap locators when looking for fish feeding on top or near the surface. Nature has given them some great eyes to see bait fish at great distances. Birds feeding over the lake can see bait fish near the surface. Once spotted they start a pattern of diving into the water feeding on the bait. Of course when shad or…

9/25/2006
Larry Collins
Fall fishing is here and a little cooler weather is nice. During the past weeks we have talked about fish locators and their use now let’s talk about boats. Do you really need a big fancy boat and huge motor to catch fish? No. But you sure look good on the water in one of them and you can race over the lake looking much…

9/18/2006
Larry Collins
Fish location is important to catching fish. We have talked about what type units are used to find fish and how to do so with out a lot of expense. Now do you really need two depth finders on your boat? Yes I think you do because you need the unit on or in your dash to keep you in deeper water and to show you structure as…

7/29/2006
Lakes Online
A lawsuit was filed in Montgomery Monday that challenges the new law passed by legislators banning the use of large boats on three Alabama lakes (Weiss, Martin and Wedowee). “In the 40 years I’ve been in the boat business, I have never considered suing anyone,” said Robert Nelems, owner of Nelems Marine Inc. in Jasper…

7/10/2006
Larry Collins
Now last week we talked about top water baits which seem to work best this time of the year when bugs and such fall into the water the bass come up to feed and will take top water baits presented early in the mornings. The first top water bait we will discuss is the buzz bait. This bait has from one to two blades at the…

7/3/2006
Larry Collins
Top water action is some of the most exciting action that can be had fishing for bass. I can’t think of any action that is enjoyed more by a majority of the bass fishermen nation wide. Of course if you ask which top water baits are the best then the discussion is on because each one of them has different baits that they…

6/5/2006
Larry Collins
Just a little cooler weather this week as we get into the first of summer. The fishing has picked up some but still the fish are not locked into the summer patterns. As the heat comes to the lake those that love to fish look for ways and times to continue to enjoy their sport and lots of them look to night time. Once the…

1/27/2006
Scooter Parish
2006 NATA TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE DATE LAKE RAMP RESULTS PHOTOS Feb 17-18 Lake Eufaula State Park March 18 Guntersville Waterfront April 29 Wheeler Riverwalk

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1/26/2006
Squire Miree
The Rocket City Bass Assassins Tournament Schedule 2005-2006 Date Lake/River Ramp Sun Rise Sun Set Comment November 12, 2005 Guntersville Water Front 6:17:00 16:42:00 December 10, 2005
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12/1/2005
Reed Montgomery
Wheeler Lake is the second largest lake in Alabama. It is bordered to the North by Alabama's largest man made reservoir Guntersville Lake and to the South by Wilson Lake, the smallest lake on the Tennessee River System. Wheeler Lake is lowered each winter and can be down 3-4 feet until spring. Boaters should use extreme…

9/1/2005
Reed Montgomery
Like upriver Tennessee River impoundment Guntersville Lake, (Alabama's largest reservoir), Wheeler Lake (Alabama's second largest reservoir) features a variety of aquatic weeds, rock cover and wood cover for bass to relate to this Fall season. Although these two lakes are similar in size, there is a big difference (to be…

6/27/2005
Reed Montgomery
Its nearing the end of April. Before you know it, by the end of May, spring will be officially over and the hot summer days will be approaching. Although many anglers think of late April and early May as spawning time in North Alabama on the Tennessee River System's massive Wheeler Lake, it is really more of a post spawn…

3/1/2005
Reed Montgomery
Its Alabama's second largest man made impoundment. Wheeler Lake is situated on the Tennessee River system just downstream of Guntersville Lake, Alabama's largest man made impoundment. Wheeler Lake is an excellent lake for targeting largemouth bass and smallmouth bass this spring season. Wheeler Lake offers a good…

7/16/2004
Reed Montgomery
Massive Wheeler Lake, situated in North Alabama on the Tennessee River System, can be awfully intimidating for first timers. Even the locals never find enough time to thoroughly explore its waters. Most anglers that visit this lake every week never really, entirely learn the whole lake...not even in a lifetime! I know…







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