Posted by Mike on January 01, 2003 at 07:18:05:
In Reply to: Crappie Fishing on Demopolis Lake/Reservoir posted by Steven Nasiatka on December 30, 2002 at 19:23:10:
I fish Tombigbee at forkland. The campground at forkland is real nice. you can reserve a site at www.reserveusa.com. I also deer hunt out of forkland. I wish I lived in that area those people live in paradise!!!!!
This link http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/image.aspx?t=1&s=14&x=130&y=1127&z=16&w=1 shows an aerial of McConnico creek to the north, the "old river bend" and the new cut in the river the corps made. Forkland campground is in McConnico creek. About 4 miles upriver on the right is Acron creek alot of stumps and cyprus trees. Down river about 3 miles on the right is taylor lake. Taylor is a long deep slough that has some grass, tree stumps and cyprus trees. The back end of taylor offers some good fishing. Down river about 5 miles is a slough on the left, I have never fished but I hope to this spring. Down river about 8 miles is Spidle lake. Spidle offers deep and shallow water, stumps and grass. Spidle is a huge slough it is 1 3/4 miles from the mouth to the back and about 1/4 mile at the widest point. Look out for stumps. I busted a prop shaft in there 2 years ago while deer hunting.
If you have a gps, I could send you some coordinates.
There are several small sloughs around the old river bend. It is 12 miles all the way around the bend.
Topo and aerial links:
Acron creek http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/image.aspx?t=2&s=12&x=513&y=4512&z=16&w=1
Taylor lake http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/image.aspx?t=1&s=12&x=518&y=4507&z=16&w=1
Spidle lake http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/image.aspx?t=1&s=12&x=521&y=4502&z=16&w=1
Before you go you need to check this website. http://www.srh.noaa.gov/serfc/ It is update daily on the river levels. I always check it before I take the 2 hour trip. Normal level is 36 ft. You will need to check the levels for the Demopolis Dam.
Good Luck this spring
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