Tournament anglers may view tournaments on our website, and tournament organizers may submit their tournaments to ADCNR. This allows boaters and tournament planners to reduce conflicts. This is not a reservation system, but a way to let people know about events. If you have questions or comments about this system, please contact Kyle Bolton.
The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division does not permit nor deny tournaments, but the Alabama Marine Patrol does require permits for any boating event expecting 100 or more boats (including bass tournaments). Applications can be obtained from the Alabama Marine Patrol free of charge. Applications must be completed and submitted to them at least 15 days prior to the event.
The US Army Corps of Engineers lakes on the Black Warrior and Tombigbee rivers offers a wide variety of parks from north of Tuscaloosa south to Jackson. "Special events are allowed with a permit. Some of these activities include fishing tournaments, boat races, weddings, graduations, etc. For events that impact or restrict normal public use of the project a $50 non-refundable fee is required. Reservation of an entire park will not be permitted. Applications should be submitted at least 30 days prior to the event. Fishing tournaments of 10 boats or less are not required to obtain a special event permit." The USACE lakes on the Black Warrior and Tombigbee rivers are: Coffeeville, Demopolis, Warrior, Oliver, Holt and Bankhead.
Become a member of the Bass Anglers Information Team (BAIT)
Bass Clubs in Alabama and neighboring states have submitted their tournament results to help us manage their resource. The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division appreciates this help from anglers! Your bass club can be a member of the Bass Anglers Information Team (BAIT) by submitting an Electronic BAIT data entry form to Kyle Bolton or mail to 3608 Fairground Rd., Montgomery, AL 36110.
Anglers can submit tournament catch data directly online through their PC or smartphone. Anglers will be able to access this new BAIT system as well as view or submit upcoming bass tournaments and view boating access locations and information.