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Crappie time on North Alabama lakes

Al.com

Date: 1/25/2015 4:41:00 AM

Some anglers catch crappies year around, but there's really no better time than late winter and early spring in our area--the late winter fish bite deep, the early spring fish bite shallow, but they do bite: that's one of the great things about crappie

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Sunday Fishing Report

Al.com

Date: 1/25/2015 4:35:00 AM

Mitchell has pulled some 100-pound blues from the river-lake over past winters. The usual winter action continues at Lewis Smith Lake, with both spotted bass and stripers hanging close to blueback herring schools near main lake points and bluff banks

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Collaboration beer brewed to celebrate a new era.

Chattahoochee Brewing Company

Date: 1/24/2015

Yesterday marked a new and significant accomplishment for the business of craft beer in Alabama. Commercial brewery and brewpub members of the Aalabama Brewers Guild formulated a collaborative effort into a commerative beer for statewide release in March of this year. The effort marked the first time so many breweries in

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Alabama lakes may benefit from oil spill in Gulf

WSFA 12

Date: 1/20/2015 8:41:00 PM

MONTGOMERY, AL (AP) - While tourism officials are worried there will be fewer visitors to Alabama Gulf beaches this summer because of the oil spill, the effect may be the opposite for the state's lakes. Connie Fomby, whose company rents boats and personal

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Dates set, planning underway for Rock the South 2015

Cullman Times

Date: 1/20/2015 2:10:00 PM

We’re looking forward to another successful year of introducing people to the great city of Cullman, Alabama.” This year will mark the third of a five-year contract between the Cullman parks department and Rock the South, and is the last year the city

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• River: Black Warrior River
• Surface Area: 21,200 Acres
• Shoreline: 500 Miles
• Length: 35 Miles
• Volume: 1,670,700 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 944 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 66 Feet
Lewis Smith Lake (or Smith Lake) is located in North-Central Alabama about 20 miles northwest of Birmingham in state of Alabama (U.S.) counties of Cullman, Walker and Winston. The 300-foot high dam, completed in 1961 by Alabama Power Company, impounds the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River to form the lake. Smith Lake has a surface area of 21,200 acres, 500 miles of shoreline, a watershed area of 944 square miles, a retention time of 435 days, and a maximum depth of 264 feet. The western side of the lake's watershed is crowned by the 180,000-acre Bankhead National Forest, which blankets the deeply dissected southern edge of the Cumberland Plateau. The Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River, Alabama's only Wild and Scenic River, flows through the Bankhead National Forest. The Sipsey Wilderness, Land of a Thousand Waterfalls, lies within the Bankhead National Forest and is home to Alabama's largest tree, a tulip poplar with a 21-foot circumference at its base.
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