There is a big right curve as your are driving toward the dam (on the east side) that has a trail down to the river. Grab some waders because you might have to wade to knee deep to be able to reach the schooling stripers but it’s worth it. I like throwing a 1/2 oz chrome with blue back rat-l-trap or live shad.
Neely Henry is a unique place. Down river looks like a good size lake and upriver from downtown Gadsden fishes like a creek. We have plenty of coosa spotted bass. 2-3 pound spotted bass and a kicker largemouth will get you up front. In March however, it takes pretty heavy stringers to win. But don’t think for one minute that you can’t generate a heavy string with these spotted bass. My lure of choice is the original Bill Lewis Rat-L-trap (chrome with blue black, 1/4 or 1/2 ounce) especially if their feeding. You can catch spots as fast as you can cast and even land some doubles (one fish on each treble).
– Jay Johnson
Don’t get caught up in the doom and gloom of our current economy. Fishing can be enjoyed at many different levels. Don’t think for one moment you have to buy a $50,000 boat and a $40,000 truck to enjoy fishing. I have been fishing for years with only the bare necessities.