The Alabama River offers ample bassin' opportunities; it is born of the Coosa and Tallapoosa rivers and has been impounded into three quality bass lakes on its way to form the Mobile River.
With 21,200 acres spread over 500 miles of winding shoreline, Lewis Smith is unusual among Alabama impoundments — a deep, clear, blue-green jewel of a lake in a mountain-forest setting.
This 6,800-acre impoundment on the Coosa River has more than 188 miles of shoreline and is located about 25 miles north of Montgomery in central Alabama.
Located in northeast Alabama on the Coosa River near the towns of Gadsden and Ohatchee, this reservoir envelops 11,235 acres and extends 77.6 miles from the dam upstream to Weiss Dam.
Wheeler Lake, one of the 11 featured lakes of the Alabama Bass Trail, is Alabama’s second largest lake and features an abundant bass population.
As one of 11 featured lakes of the Alabama Bass Trail, the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta is probably the least known of Alabama’s bass-rich resources, but it offers rewards for those who take the time to learn it.
Walter F. George Dam was completed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1962, forming 45,181-acre Lake Eufaula on the fertile Chattahoochee River. The reservoir extends from the Walter F. George Dam at Ft. Gaines, Ga., northward to Phenix City, Ala.
This 12,000-acre reservoir impounded in 1914 by Alabama Power is one of the state’s oldest but still provides excellent fishing.
This 15,263-acre impoundment on the Coosa River is about 30 miles east of Birmingham and directly below Neely Henry.
Love for the outdoors runs deep in ’Bama, and with the return of B.A.S.S. to Birmingham in 2011, many anglers feel a renewed enthusiasm for bass fishing.