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Freshwater Fishing

Freshwater Fishing
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Freshwater Fishing in Alabama

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Whether you want to spend quality time with family and friends by fishing one of the Alabama reservoirs or enjoy the beauty while fishing an Alabama mountain stream, quiet wetland or Mobile Delta, Alabama is the place for fishing.  The Alabama State Public Fishing Lakes are great places to experience the thrill of catching big largemouth bass or bream in a secure setting.  The sport of Alabama bass fishing will challenge the most ardent competitor.  And pond sportfish management information will allow you to develop your own fishing paradise.

To support fish management and aquatic resources, purchase a fishing license.  To further support kids fishing events, aquatic habitat restoration, and rare Alabama aquatic animals, purchase the Freshwater Fishing distinctive license plate.

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The Alabama Bass Trail features 11 premiere bass fishing lakes Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lay Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta.

Fish the Alabama Bass Trail...the excitement is catching!

For questions about a specific area of the state, contact the local District Fisheries Supervisor.  For general or statewide questions, contact Mr. Nick Nichols, Assistant Chief of Fisheries.

Report Violators - Call 1-800-272-GAME - To report hunting or fishing violators in Alabama, call 1-800-272-GAME - 24 hours a day - 7 days a week.

Join a national monthly survey of anglers at http://anglersurvey.com/.  This information is used to help agencies better understand anglers.

Take someone fishing with you
and make a friend for life.

Anglers may purchase a lifetime fishing or hunting license.  Receive a discount if purchased by age 11.

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