Best Alabama river?

Discussion in 'ALABAMA LAKES / RESERVOIRS TALK' started by catman4926, May 1, 2008.

  1. catman4926

    catman4926 New Member

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    WHAT DO YOU THINK THE BEST ALABAMA RIVER TO FISH IS:big_smile:
     
  2. wolfman

    wolfman Well-Known Member

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    Thats too easy...Tennessee River hands down
     

  3. cattoon

    cattoon Member

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    got to agree Tennessee,,, caught 140lbs of channels sunday between 4 of us fishing
     
  4. baitchunker

    baitchunker New Member

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    as much as i would love to say the alabama river, i have fished the tenn. and it is phenominal.
     
  5. Mike81

    Mike81 Well-Known Member

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    I've only fished the Alabama and Coosa. But from everything I've read Tennessee is tops.
     
  6. BAMA_CAT

    BAMA_CAT New Member

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    I say the TN!! But Coosa is really good also!!
     
  7. AlaCatter

    AlaCatter New Member

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    Guys I have catfished alot of different places, lots of different states. Of all the places, be it the Santee to the James River and beyond, the absolute best fishing for Blue cats is from Knoxville Tn to Sheffield Al. Lake or River. The only exception, and I mean the only exception is the Mississippi River at times. Remember the floods, snow melts, heavy barge traffic, huge debris, turbulent waters, slack waters, draughts, heavy boat traffic, commerical fishing, gill netting, strong currents, and PIRATES. If you can get around all that, then yea the Big Muddy might be better. I really hate those Pirates.
     
  8. MSgtCatfish

    MSgtCatfish New Member

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    The TN is hard to beat in Bama, especially for blues. The Coosa/Bama/Tallapoosa could be in the running for best flathead. The thing about the TN is that it contains so much bait and really not that much pressure (west side). If you can't catch bream anytime anywhere on the TN - try adding some bait on your hook - if you can't catch skipjack on the TN try to cast in the water. I'd put money on a world record blue coming out of the TN a few years back, crazy it didn't or hasn't happened yet.
     
  9. mudflat08

    mudflat08 New Member

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    the ten. river is the best for me, awsome blues
     
  10. cattoon

    cattoon Member

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    Catfish, Blue (b)111 lbs7/5/1996Wheeler ReservoirWm. P. McKinley / Elkmont
    (a) World Record, Rod And Reel/ (b) Previous World Record, Rod and Reel / (c) Previous World Record, Any Method
    I remember when this one was caught. it just didn't last long before being topped.
     
  11. Capt.JonBoat

    Capt.JonBoat New Member

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    The Tenn. is certainly the best but lets not forget the tombigbee, an often overlooked prime catfishery
     
  12. fugeman

    fugeman New Member

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    I've only fished the Tennessee so I guess that I'd say the Tennessee.
     
  13. fatcat_boo

    fatcat_boo New Member

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    I caught alot of big blues out of the Tenn River.