Posted by Mike on February 22, 2002 at 16:27:53:
In Reply to: Fishing Lake Wheeler posted by Scott on February 22, 2002 at 08:33:53:
Get your thumb ready! You will have it rubbed to a nub by all the fish you will lip here in the Fall! Fall is a great time to pattern the fish on Wheeler and catch numbers. There will be great topwater action around the grass beds near Decatur, small crankbaits will kill the schooling bass in Elk River (find the shad) and topwater action will be hot on the lower end for smallmouth!Just remember - SHALLOW!
If you want a few hogs, you'll need your big stick and jigs up in the creeks around the shallow wood. Also there will be tremendous topwater hybrid stripe action around Elk River and First Creek. We catch them in the 8-12lb range all day long, some days up to 20 or more!
Just don't forget to bring a bunch of Norman DBN's in shad colors, Pop-R's and flukes, model A's, also don't forget your rats and frogs if it's late fall, around last of Oct or later.
One more thing. Just a few miles to the west (downriver) of Wheeler is Wilson and Pickwick Lakes. You will find some of the hottest Smallmouth Bass action of the year down there. Don't miss that chance while you're here! Good fishin'!
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