PICKWICK LAKE, Pickwick impounds 30,175 acres of water along the Tennessee River, stretching 46 miles between Muscle Shoals, Ala., and Pickwick Landing, Tenn. Fishing conditions include shallow stump flats, well-defined channels, active feeder creeks, steeply falling bluffs, rocky ledges and long grassbeds.  www.FishPickwickLake.com

WILSON LAKE,  Wilson impounds 15,930 acres of water along the Tennessee River, stretching 15 miles between Wilson Dam at Muscle Shoals, Ala. and Rogersville’s Wheeler Dam.  Fishing conditions include rocky points, grassbeds, deep dropoffs with many ideal shallow water areas, and great night fishing in the summer. www.FishWilsonLake.com

pickwicklakeLICENSE,  Fishing licenses are available at the Colbert County Courthouse and at many bait and tackle shops in the area. State fishing licenses may also be purchased online at www.OutdoorAlabama.com, which also contains the latest information on license fees, creel limits and lake records.