Go Fish!

North Alabama is known for many things including magnificent overlooks, some of the best barbecue in the country, noted attractions such as the U.S. Space and Rocket Center and birthplace of Helen Keller, and ranked right up there with these favorites is fishing. Whether you're an advanced angler or a weekend hobbyist, North Alabama is the place to go for your next fishing expedition. Our lakes are not only beautiful, they're well stocked with a variety of fish. For more information on fishing in North Alabama lakes and rivers, visit www.fishalabama.org.

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Pickwick Lake
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Pickwick Lake
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

If you're looking for one of the South's best trophy smallmouth fisheries, plan a trip to Pickwick Lake in northwestern Alabama.  While the lake is most notably known for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass, crappie, sauger and catfish are other…

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Bear Creek Lakes
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Bear Creek Lakes
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Located in northwestern Alabama near Russellville, Alabama, the Bear Creek Lakes system is comprised of four lakes -- Bear Creek Reservoir, Little Bear, Upper Bear and Cedar Creek.  The 8,000 acres of crisp, clean waters feature an abundant…

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Wilson Lake
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Wilson Lake
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Located in northwestern Alabama near Florence, Wilson Lake provides great bass, catfish and crappie fishing thanks to its underwater points, gravel beds, rocky points, and sand bars. 

Along with fishing, visitors are lured to Wilson Lake…

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Wheeler Lake
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Wheeler Lake
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Wheeler Lake is the second-largest lake on the Tennessee River in northern Alabama, second only to Guntersville Lake.  The lake was constructed by the Tennessee Valley Authority just prior to World War II as a means of hydroelectric generation…

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Lewis Smith Lake
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Lewis Smith Lake
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Lewis Smith Lake, covering 21,200 acres, is favorite among anglers and outdoor enthusiasts.  It is one of the cleanest lakes in all of America and on any typical summer day, it is filled with boaters and jet skiers. 

In the crystal clear water,…

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Lake Guntersville
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Lake Guntersville
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Lake Guntersville, Alabama's largest fishing impoundment, measures 69,000 acres with more than 900 miles of shoreline stretching from Scottsboro to Guntersville in northern Alabama.  Named one of "The South's Greatest Lakes" by Southern Living,…

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Weiss Lake
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Weiss Lake
Natural Area | Lake, River, or Waterfall

Weiss Lake (pronounced “Wice”) is a 12 month fishery located in Northeast Alabama in Cherokee County.  It should definitely be on your "Bucket List" of places to visit and fish.  Rated as one of Alabama's Top Fisheries, Weiss is best known…

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1 Pickwick Lake
2 Bear Creek Lakes
3 Wilson Lake
4 Wheeler Lake
5 Lewis Smith Lake
6 Lake Guntersville
7 Weiss Lake