Go Fish!

Are you looking for a reel adventure? Whether you're an advanced angler or just an eager rookie ready to throw your first line, North Alabama is the place to go for your next fishing expedition. Our eight great lakes are not only beautiful, they're well stocked with a variety of fish.  So, what are you waiting for? Grab your pole and let’s go!

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EIGHT GREAT LAKES OF NORTH ALABAMA!

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Bear Creek Lakes

At Bear Creek Lakes, you'll enjoy more than 8,000 acres of crisp, clean waters and four lakes (Bear Creek Reservoir, Little Bear, Upper Bear, and Cedar Creek) that feature an abundant supply of largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass, as well as crappie and catfish. Prepare for a challenge as anglers routinely find fish weighing in the 10-12 pound range.

H. Neely Henry Lake - An Alabama Bass Trail Lake

H. Neely Henry Lake, located in Gadsden, sports 11,200 acres of blue waters and 339 miles of shoreline. These waters are bubbling with largemouth, smallmouth, and spotted bass as well as catfish.

Lake Guntersville - An Alabama Bass Trail Lake

Lake Guntersville, Alabama's largest fishing impoundment, measures a whopping 69,000 acres with more than 900 miles of shoreline stretching from Scottsboro to Guntersville. In addition to great fishing, Lake Guntersville State Park also features a modern campground and lake-view cottages as well as an 18-hole golf course, beach complex, and numerous hiking trails. It's no surprise that Lake Guntersville was named one of "The South's Greatest Lakes" by Southern Living.

Lewis Smith Lake - An Alabama Bass Trail Lake

Lewis Smith Lake not only holds five previous World Record spotted bass catches, it's also one of the cleanest lakes in all of America. In the crystal clear water, you'll find some seriously big striped bass - the current lake record is 45 pounds so be sure to hit the weights before you hit the waters.

Pickwick Lake - An Alabama Bass Trail Lake

If you're looking for one of the South's best trophy smallmouth fisheries, look no further than Pickwick Lake. There's plenty of crappie and catfish biting in this sprawling lake running east-west.

Weiss Lake

Named "The Crappie Capital of the World," Weiss Lake offers more than 30,000 acres and 447 miles of shoreline. Don't let the nickname fool you: Yes, there's an abundance of crappie, but you'll also find spotted and striped bass.

Wheeler Lake - An Alabama Bass Trail Lake

Few things are better than reelin' them in at Wheeler Lake. The 67,000-acre reservoir on the Tennessee River features an eclectic array of largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, in addition to crappie, hybrids, bluegill, and channel catfish.

Wilson Lake

Wilson Lake provides great bass, catfish, and crappie fishing thanks to its underwater points, gravel beds, rocky points, and sand bars. It stretches west from Wheeler Dam to the east city limits of Florence and Muscle Shoals.

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