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Alabama Bass Caught in Alabama

Spotted bass in the Mobile basin have been elevated in status to a new species, Alabama bass.  Alabama are known to grow faster and larger than spotted bass, which are also known as Kentucky bass.

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Alabama bass over 4 pounds or 19 inches may qualify for a Master Angler Certificate.
Alabama bass over 6 pounds or 21 inches may qualify for a Trophy Angler Certificate

 Alabama spotted bass caught on a fluke.
This classic Alabama bass was caught by Jon Hornsby from Yates Lake (Middle Pond).


25.9 bag of Alabama bass from Oliver Reservoir


SSG Sidney Johnson relaxed in Thurlow to catch these Alabama bass. He is stationed in Iraq. Thank you for your service, SSG Sidney Johnson. Come back soon.

Alabama Spotted Bass
Crankbaits work on Alabama bass in Lake Jordan during the summer of 2009.

vertical jigging
Alabama bass are active during the winter in Alabama.
If they are not shallow, try vertical jigging.


This Alabama bass was caught by Andy Guy in OIiver Reservoir in 2008

March Spotted Bass
March is a good month for large Alabama bass from the Coosa chain of lakes.

Brian Rinehart

 Zeke Worst with a spotted bass from Yates Lake
Yates Lake can produce some hard fighting Alabama bass, especially when the water is running.


A pair of Alabama bass taken on lures.

Joseph Schefano caught this spotted bass on a fly rod in Five-Mile Creek near Birmingham, Alabama
Lou Schefano caught this Alabama bass on a fly rod in Five-Mile Creek near Birmingham, Alabama.

  Spotted bass caught with a jig from Yates Reservoir, Alabama.
This Alabama bass caught from Yates is typical of the coloration of those caught from clear Alabama waters. 


This is a typical Alabama spotted bass
from Lake Thurlow.

Damon with a spotted bass from the lower Coosa River.
Alabama bass fishing can be excellent in the lower Coosa River below Jordan Dam.

Damon Abernethy with a 5.3 pound Alabama spotted bass.
Damon Abernethy caught this 5.3 pound Alabama bass from Jordan Lake on December 4, 2005.

Spotted bass from Lake Jordan
Alabama bass can be caught day and night in Alabama.

Lee Knowles
Lee Knowles

Josh Brown with two spotted bass from the Alabama River.
Josh Brown holds two Alabama bass caught from the Alabama River during winter.

6 pound 10 ounce spotted bass from Lake Oliver
A six pound, ten ounce Alabama bass from Lake Oliver caught from the wing wall below Bankhead Dam during April of 2006

Matthew Williamson with a big spotted bass.
Matthew Williamson shows that, though Lake Martin may be known for large numbers of Alabama bass, Lake Martin can produce big Alabama spots like this one over six pounds.  It was caught in late March of  2006 on a 4-inch green pumpkin dead ringer Zoom worm with the tail dipped in chartreuse garlic lure coloring.

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