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Flint River in Madison County
The Flint River originates in Tennessee and flows in a southerly direction through Madison County to the confluence with the Tennessee River. The Flint River has two major tributaries, Brier Fork which flows in from the northwest and Mountain Fork which flows in from the northeast. The Flint River is an excellent float fishing stream in its lower reaches. The river can be easily floated from Patterson Road, Walelia canoe landing to Hobbs Island Road, Chickasaw canoe landing. This section can be broken into several floats with access available at Brier Fork Bridge, Hwy. 72 (Flint River canoe trail Talado landing), Little Cove Road Crossing, Hwy. 431 crossing and Hobbs Island Road/Chickasaw landing. The lower section is an easy float with no difficult rapids to maneuver. The most difficult obstacles encountered will be blown down trees.
The upper section of the Flint River offers excellent wade fishing opportunities. The entire Flint River and Brier Fork has been determined or declared navigable waters, which means the bottom of the stream belongs to the State of Alabama. Water access can be obtained from county road bridge right-of-ways crossing the creek. A Madison County highway map can be useful for locating county road bridge crossings, which can be obtained from the district offices of the Alabama Department of Transportation.
Fishing license information may be found at: www.outdooralabama.com/fishing/freshwater/license/. Instant licensing is available via the Internet (2% fee), via the telephone by calling 1-888-848-6887 ($3.95 fee), or at 900 vendors and probate offices in Alabama. All youth age 15 and younger fish for free.
Flint River Conservation Association is a group that works to protect the Flint River in north Alabama and central Tennessee.
Stream flow at Chase, AL.
The Fisheries Section's District I Office can answer specific questions about the Flint River by sending email to Keith.Floyd@dcnr.alabama.gov.