The Alabama Bass Trail features 13 of Alabama’s premier bass-fishing lakes and stretches from the mountains of North Alabama south to the Mobile Delta.
With a mild climate, mineral-rich reservoirs, affordable lodging, and dining, as well as public access to boat ramps and marinas, Alabama is a year-round destination for anglers from across the country.
The trail offers you an opportunity to fish where the pros fish. Alabama’s waters have been home to hundreds of regional and national tournament competitions drawing all the biggest names in the sport to the state repeatedly. It’s also home to many top touring pros - both those who grew up here and those who moved here to enjoy bass resources in all seasons.
The lakes represented here are by no means the only outstanding bass lakes in Alabama, but they represent a great cross-section scattered across the 52,400-square-mile state, where the combination of top-quality fishing experience merges with excellent marinas and boat ramps, great accommodations, and a welcoming atmosphere among local businesses.
Whether you fish Guntersville for an 8-pound largemouth, visit the upper end of Pickwick for that 5-pound smallmouth, pull a 20-pound striper from Lewis Smith Lake, or catch a boatload of tidewater bass from the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, there are high-grade fishing opportunities from one end of Alabama to the other.
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