Rainbow trout fishing is best in the Sipsey Fork, the Smith Lake tailwaters below Smith Lake Dam in Cullman/Winston Counties, and trout are stocked there regularly. Trout are stocked during the winter at Madison County State Public Fishing Lake. An occasional trout is caught in the Little River from trout stockings in Georgia.
A few brown trout have been found in Alabama due to stocking by anglers; a permit is required to stock any fish in Alabama waters.


Joseph is successful in using rainbow colored PowerBait® Trout Bait to fish the Sipsey Fork, Alabama"s only all year trout fishery.

Catching rainbow trout in the clear waters of the Sipsey Fork.
This young lady fly fishes the clear waters of the Sipsey Fork for rainbow trout.