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AKA: Jones Bluff Reservoir, The Alabama River

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass and hybrid striped bass at R E Bob Woodruff Lake in Alabama.

Alabama spotted bass and crappie draw anglers to Jones Bluff Reservoir, AKA R E Bob Woodruff Lake, from all across the country. The quality and quantity of both species is worth the trip.

R E Bob Woodruff Lake, commonly referred to as Lake Neely Henry, is a popular fishing destination in Alabama. Located on the Coosa River, the lake spans approximately 11,000 acres, offering anglers a diverse range of fishing opportunities.

Two of the popular fish species found in R E Bob Woodruff Lake is largemouth bass and spotted bass. The lake's structure, including submerged vegetation, points, and rocky areas, provides excellent habitat for bass. Anglers can target largemouth bass using various techniques such as flipping jigs, crankbaits, and topwater lures. Spring and fall are typically the best seasons to fish for bass when they are more active and feeding actively.

Crappie fishing is also highly regarded in R E Bob Woodruff Lake, attracting anglers throughout the year. Both black crappie and white crappie can be found in the lake. Anglers often have success targeting crappie around submerged brush piles, fallen trees, and bridge pilings. Live minnows, jigs, and small plastic baits are effective in enticing crappie bites. The spring and fall seasons, especially during the spawning periods, are particularly productive for crappie fishing.

R E Bob Woodruff Lake also offers opportunities for catfish anglers. Channel catfish, flathead and blue catfish are commonly caught in the lake. Anglers can target catfish using a variety of baits such as cut bait, chicken liver, or stinkbaits. The lake's deep channels, drop-offs, and areas with structure are productive spots for catfish fishing. Night fishing can be particularly successful for catfish, as they tend to be more active during this time.

Referred to as simply "The Alabama River" by locals, this 12,500-acre impoundment, located in central Alabama between Montgomery and Selma, is also home to largemouths, bluegill, white bass, sunfish and hybrid stripers. Pick a section of the 370 miles of shoreline and start casting to brush, boat docks and wood until you locate the fish. Campgrounds and other amenities are limited at the lake, but most everything you might need is available in nearby towns, so come prepared.

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Primary fish species residing in R E Bob Woodruff Lake

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Flathead catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Jones Bluff Reservoir Amenities

Marina: NO
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: NEARBY

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Boating is a popular activity on R E Bob Woodruff Lake, providing anglers with the opportunity to explore different areas of the lake and access prime fishing spots. The lake offers several boat ramps for easy launching and accommodates various watercraft, including boats and pontoons.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Prarie Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Prarie Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

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Camping facilities are available around the lake, allowing anglers to extend their fishing trips and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of the area.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Prairie Creek Park Campground - 334 418-4919

Gunter Hill Park Campground - 334 269-1053

Autauga RV Camp Ground - 334 361-3999

FamCamp Campground - 334 953-5161

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Contact Information

R E Bob Woodruff Lake
Prairie Creek Park Campgrounds
582 Prairie Creek Rd
Lowndesboro, AL 36752
334 418-4919


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R E Bob Woodruff Lake is home to top-shelf Alabama spotted bass and crappie fishing.

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