Clay County lakes is a group of 3 lakes, an Upper, Middle and Lower. The middle lake had plenty of fishermen on it, so tried first the upper and then the lower lakes. Had the upper lake to ourselves, and nearly had the lower lake to ourselves.
A nice feature of Clay County Lakes is that they have depth-curve maps online (Accessed through the website) available for printout so you can plan your attack from home, and modify your attack once you're there. (No plan of attack ever survived contact with the enemy intact!)
Went down with my 4 year old daughter who is just learning to fish, hoping to catch her second fish.
I was in search of Bream. The person who put me onto this lake said there were some big ones here, especially in the lower lake.
Didn't go as smoothly as her first fishing trip on Lake Guntersville went. Spent most of the day fooling with lines, changing lures, etc.
We used surface lures, hard lures (floating and sinking), a popper, and some spinnerbaits used at varying depths. Tried the banks as well as deeper water up to about 21ft.
Tried her on worm-dunking and had the same problem I had as a young kid--the fishing equivalent of ADD. However, to be fair to her, she is just too young to sit still and watch a bobber for more than 13 seconds at a time.
In the end, got skunked as far as fish were concerned, but had a couple of really nice boat rides with my daughter. Counting this one as a success.
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