Alabama seems to disproportionately have a tremendous number of Large mouth bass just for the plucking. Alabama is home to 348 lakes, 1205 streams and 97 reservoirs. Twenty-three of those lakes are under control of the U.S. National Forest Service. Sport fishing is abundant, bass are humongous, and most are keepers. Besides bass there are stripes.
Sporting more big bass fishing camps and guided fresh water lake travel tours, and the largest bass in the country, as well as ocean charters in the Gulf, at ones doorstep, its a wonder why anyone would want to trip fish anywhere else.
In general, Alabama freshwater fishing is a warm water fishery, although stocked trout are available in several locations. The most targeted species are large mouth and small mouth bass, spotted bass, crappie, brim, bluegill, shell cracker, stripe bass, white bass, and catfish. Spanish Forte is located not too far from Mobile and has about 50 Hot spots for fishing, as well as tthe lodging, and tackle and bait to accommodate either the fresh water or salt water fisherman. Charters are available as well as freshwater fishing guides and fishing camps.
Large mouth bass have been recorded in at 16 pounds, Stripes at 55 pounds and blue Catfish at 120 pounds, blue gill at 5 pounds, and small mouth around 112 pounds.
Alabama has a rich history and diversity of freshwater and saltwater sport fishing because of its extensive rivers systems, farm ponds and the inshore and offshore salt waters of the Gulf, The Bass Angler’s Sportsman Society (B.A.S.S.), the leading promoter of competitive bass fishing hosts numerous local, regional and national fishing tournaments every year. Alabama supports 11 million angler fishing days with expenditures of three-quarters of a billion dollars, so join in the fun!