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Streams

Fishable Creeks and Rivers in West Central Alabama

Caught in the Cahaba River
Ashley caught a nice spotted bass from Shades Creek, a tributary to the Cahaba River.

Your purchase of a fishing license financially supports the protection and enhancement of Alabma's aquatic resources.  Alabama state fishing license requirements applies for all these waters.

The land on the bottom of a stream and land adjacent to the stream may be privately owned, and permission must be obtained from the landowner prior to crossing or wading these areas. Limited access can be obtained from county road bridge right-of-ways crossing the creek.


County

Location
Public Boat Launch Bank Fishing Deck Fishing
Autauga Alabama River at Cooters Pond Park X X  
  Autauga Creek at downtown Prattville small boats X  
  Bridge Creek      
  Little Mulberry Creek      
  Mortar Creek      
  Mulberry Creek      
  Swift Creek      
Bibb Cahaba River at Cecil Crews Park in Centreville X X  
  Cahaba River at Pratt's Ferry (Nature Conservancy) on County Road 26 small boats X  
  Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area, Bibb/Shelby County Line   X  
  Cahaba River Wildlife Refuge, West Blocton   X  
  Little Cahaba River at Bull Dog Bend, County Road 6 X X  
  Shades Creek   X  
  Tannehill State Park (entrance fee and fishing fee) Jefferson/Tuscaloosa/Bibb counties   X  
Chilton Chestnut Creek      
  Coosa River (Lake Mitchell) at Higgins Ferry Park X X X
  Walnut Creek      
Dallas Alabama River at Bypass Bridge X X  
  Alabama River at Edmund Pettus Bridge X X  
  Alabama River at Old Cahaba Park X X  
  Alabama River at Selma City Marina X X X
  Boque Chitto Creek   X  
  Cahaba River at Highway 22 X X  
  Cahaba River at Highway 80 X X  
  Oakmulgee Creek      
  Six Mile Creek X X  
  Valley Creek      
Greene Brush Creek      
  Minter Creek      
  Tressells Creek      
Hale Brush Creek arm of Warrior Reservoir at Hwy. 60 Bridge near Akron X X  
  Brush Creek arm of Warrior Reservoir at Hwy. 69 Bridge near Akron X X  
  Prairie Creek arm of Warrior Reservoir at Hwy. 25 X X  
  Prairie Creek arm of Warrior Reservoir at Hwy. 69 X X  
Jefferson Birmingham Access X X  
  Cahaba River at Liberty Park small boats X  
  Cahaba River at Old Montgomery Hwy. Bridge (Hwy. 31) in Hoover X    
  Fivemile Creek at Brookside Greenway Park X X  
  Flat Top Grocers Access Adamsville X X  
  Locust Fork X X  
  Locust Fork at Buckshort Bridge Access off Mt. Olive Road small boats    
  Locust Fork County Access near Millers Stream Plant X    
  Locust Fork Warrior Access off Kimberly-Warrior Road X    
  Tannehill State Park (fee) Jefferson/Tuscaloosa/Bibb counties   X  
Perry Cahaba River Access Highway 14 X X  
  Cahaba River at Suttle Bridge (Highway 6)   X  
  Oakmulgee Creek Hwy. 30 & 64   X  
Pickens Sipsey River Swamp Tract Lower Vienna Road   X  
Shelby Cahaba River Alabama Small Boats Access Helena-Hwy 52 small boats    
  Cahaba River at 280 Bridge Access small boats X  
  Cahaba River at "The Slab" (within Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area) County Road 251 small boats X  
  Cahaba River Buckcreek Access Old Town-Helena off Hwy. 262 small boats X  
  Cahaba River Wildlife Management Area off County Road 10   X  
  Coosa River at Yellow Leaf Creek (Lay Lake), Harpersville/Wilsonville   X  
  Coosa River at Gorman Park in Vincent (Lay Lake) X X X
Sumter Sucornoochee River at various highways      
  Tombigbee River (Demopolis Lake) at Epes X X  
  Tombigbee River at Howell Heflin Lock and Dam in Demopolis X X X
Tuscaloosa Big Sandy Creek near Hulls   X  
  Hurricane Creek near Highway 216 (land protected by Tuscaloosa County Park and Recreation Authority (PARA)   X  
  Sipsey River west of Northport X X  
  Sipsey River at the Sipsey Randolph Tract of Forever Wild      
  Sipsey River at the Sipsey-Robertson Tract of Forever Wild   X  
  Sipsey River at the Sipsey Sullivan Tract of Forever Wild   X  
  Tannehill State Park (fee for entrance and fishing) Jefferson/Tuscaloosa/Bibb counties   X  

For more information about streams in west central Alabama, contact the District III Fisheries Supervisor, Jay Haffner.  For tips on float fishing, read this article.


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