The most common sport fish found in Lake Mitchell include the Alabama spotted bass, largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and black crappie and white crappie. Popular non-game fish include channel catfish, blue catfish, and flathead catfish. Primary forage species include both threadfin and gizzard shad. Overall, the status of the fish population in Lake Mitchell remains unchanged from the 1980s. Like many other fertile impoundments, the potential of this fishery is limited by poor early life survival and high mortality of fish during their first winter. However, growth of important sport fish species such as black bass and crappie are generally near the statewide average. Most anglers are very satisfied with the fishing on Lake Mitchell because it has remained very consistent during the last 20 years and usually ranks among the top ten reservoirs in the state for bass fishing.

The best baits for this lake

Big Bite Baits Craws & Creatures Chick Magnet Swirl Kamikaze Swimon

Craws

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Lifted Jigs Jig Heads Iball Jigheads

Fishing Jigs

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Strike King Finesse baits Dirt Perfect Plastic Finesse Worm

Finesse Baits

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Z-Man Fishing Products Tackle Bundle Leap FrogZ Walking Frog - 3 Pack

Frogs

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MONSTERBASS Topwater Sexy Cracks Mad Max Popper

Topwater

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Strike King Finesse baits Dirt Perfect Plastic Finesse Worm

Worms

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