Add a Blog Post

Create a new river surfing post to be shared with the community

Add a New Location

Click on the map below to create a new location


Cancel

Adding Fishing Location

Please complete this form

Save Your Map

Alabama Fishing Areas

Angling Destinations Weather Fish Species
April 20 2024


Alabama Fishing Areas


Alabama offers a wide variety of freshwater and saltwater fishing opportunities for anglers of all levels. Some popular freshwater fishing destinations include Lake Guntersville, Lake Martin, and the Alabama River. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of species such as bass, crappie, catfish, and bream.

In addition to freshwater fishing, Alabama also offers exceptional saltwater fishing opportunities in the Gulf of Mexico. Popular species include red snapper, grouper, and amberjack. The best time to fish in Alabama varies depending on the species being targeted. Generally, the spring and fall months offer excellent fishing opportunities with average temperatures ranging from 65-80 degrees.

When it comes to bait and lures, anglers have many options. Live bait such as worms and minnows are popular for freshwater fishing, while artificial lures such as crankbaits and topwater plugs can also be effective. In saltwater fishing, live bait and jigs are commonly used.

Interesting fishing facts about Alabama include its abundance of state record fish catches, including a 69-pound blue catfish caught in the Alabama River. Alabama also has the highest density of inland waterways in the United States, making it a prime destination for freshwater fishing. With its diverse and abundant fishing opportunities, Alabama is a great destination for any angler looking for a fun and rewarding fishing experience.

Location State Fish Habitat
Bartlett's Ferry (Lake Harding)
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Shoal Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie
Big Canoe Creek
Alabama
Bowman Branch
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Longnose Gar
Brushy Creek
Alabama Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie
Buckeye Pond
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Cahaba River
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Sturgeon, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Cheaha Lake
Alabama Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Choccolocco Number 11 Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie
Coffeeville Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish
Coon Creek
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Alligator Gar, Longnose Gar, Sauger, Warmouth
County Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Redear Sunfish
Crooked Creek
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie
Crowder Slough
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Spotted Gar
Cypress Creek
Alabama
Dallas County Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Redear Sunfish
Dannelly Reservoir
Alabama
Desoto State Park Lake
Alabama
Dog River
Alabama Black Drum, Red Drum, Alligator Gar, King Mackerel, Rainbow Trout, Atlantic Croaker
Double Oak Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Green Sunfish
Dry Creek
Alabama
Dye Creek
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Black Crappie
East Sepulga River
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Warmouth
Escambia County Lake
Alabama
Finks Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Common Carp, Blue Catfish, Flathead Catfish
Fish River
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie
Fivemile Creek, Jefferson County
Alabama
Gainesville Resevoir
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish
Guntersville Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Yellow Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Sauger, Redear Sunfish, Walleye, Warmouth, Wiper, Paddlefish
Haleyville City Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Harris Reservoir
Alabama
Hatchet Creek
Alabama
High Rock Lake
Alabama
Hodge Creek
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Black Bullhead, Blue Catfish, Black Crappie, Longnose Gar, Yellow Perch, Redbreast Sunfish, Brook Trout, Pumpkinseed Sunfish
Holt Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie
Hurricane Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Redear Sunfish
Jones Bluff Reservoir
Alabama
Lake Demopolis
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Lake Harding
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie
Lake Martin
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish
Lake Purdy
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Blue Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish
Lake Tholocco
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish
Lake Tuscaloosa
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Redear Sunfish
Lake Virginia
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie
Leon Brooks Hines Public Fishing Lake
Alabama
Lewis Smith Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish
Little Bear Creek
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie
Little Canoe Creek
Alabama
Madison County Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie, Redear Sunfish, Rainbow Trout
Mclean Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Bluegill, Flathead Catfish, White Catfish, Red Drum
Morgan Lake
Alabama
North River
Alabama
O'Neal Harbor
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie
Opelika City (Saugahatchee) Reservoir
Alabama
Patsaliga Creek
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Redbreast Sunfish
Pickwick Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Yellow Bass, Bluegill, Bowfin, Black Bullhead, Brown Bullhead, Yellow Bullhead, Common Carp, Grass Carp, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish, Black Crappie, Freshwater Drum, Longnose Gar, Shortnose Gar, Spotted Gar, Chain Pickerel, Shorthead Redhorse, Silver Redhorse, Sauger, Green Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Warmouth
Pinkston Creek
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie
Shades Creek
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Shelby Lakes
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish, Black Crappie
Sipsey Fork Above Smith Lake
Alabama
Sipsey River
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Black Crappie, Chain Pickerel, Redear Sunfish
Smith Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie
Spring Lake
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Northern Pike
Sweetwater Lake
Alabama
Thurlow Reservoir
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, White Bass, Bluegill, Black Crappie, Green Sunfish
Tva Public Land
Alabama
Warrior Resrvoir
Alabama
West Jefferson Reservoir
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Bluegill
Winton Branch
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Channel Catfish
Yates Reservoir
Alabama Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Blue Catfish, Channel Catfish, Flathead Catfish
Yellow Creek
Alabama Spotted Bass, Striped Bass, Black Crappie

Get Unlimited Access with Snoflo Premium

Know before you go with climate maps, insightful analytics, weather forecasts and more!

For more than a decade, Snoflo has stood as a prominent steward of the great outdoors.


We strive to safeguard the essence of the great outdoors, aligning seamlessly with our mission in climate research and outdoor recreation. Our dedicated efforts focus on preserving the natural wonders of our nations monuments for the benefit of present and future generations. Join us at Snoflo.org as we continue our journey to protect, promote, and celebrate the unique intersection of environmental conservation and outdoor adventure.



Climate Resilience

We are leveraging science, education, activism, and policy to support climate-resilient parks.

Accessibility

We believe that parks are essential to the health, happiness, and quality of life for all people.

Outdoor Adventure

Learn about nearby destinations and outdoor opportunities for your next adventure.

Stewardship

We provide crucial climate insights to engage people and bring attention to unmet needs.

Log Your Visit

When was your last visit to ?

Add a Photo

How was it? How were conditions?

Rate the


Submit

Leave A Review


Submit

Upload an Image


Favorite Limit Reached