Fishing for Redeye Bass in Alabama

Here is a great article on fishing for Redeye Bass in Alabama that I ran across.  I absolutely love fishing this species myself.  A redeye was the first fish my son, who was then 5 years old, ever caught.  He and I were fishing in the Enitachopco Creek near our farm in rural Clay County, Alabama.  I waded the stream, and had him seated on my open-top kayak that I towed along through the stream.  Once he caught the first one, and figured out what to do, I had to put down my rod, in favor of taking fish after fish off the hook for him.  It was truly one of those memories that last a lifetime.  Anyway, here’s the article:

The Redeye Bass
By Joe Reynolds

Many anglers in the northern half of Alabama are overlooking a gamefish that can provide a unique fishing experience. Abounding in the small, cool, upland streams of the Warrior, Cahaba, Coosa, Tallapoosa and Chattahoochee River drainages is the redeye bass, Micropterus coosae. The redeye bass is one of the smaller members of the black bass family, but what it lacks in size is more than compensated for by its readiness to smash a fly or spinner and its fighting ability once hooked…

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