Fishing

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Fish Species

Whether you enjoy fishing from a boat, a pier, or a bank, on open water or secluded inlets, you’re sure to find a great fishing spot in Alabama.

Bluegill

Bluegill

Bream are found throughout Alabama’s freshwater lakes. Named for the blue edges of its gills, Bluegill is an especially abundant variety, making it ideal for young anglers.

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass are popular fish for Alabama anglers. The fish is easy to recognize due to its large jaw and extended lower lip and is known to put up a fight when hooked.

Striped Bass

Striped Bass

Striped bass have elongated bodies and continuous black stripes from nose to tail. Fishermen love the variety of angling methods that can be used to catch this sport fish.

Crappie

Crappie

Crappies have a mottled-looking appearance and are commonly lime green and gray in color. Anglers enjoy the variety of methods for catching this game fish.

Catfish

Catfish

Channel catfish have a forked caudal fin and protruding upper jaw. They are abundant in freshwater with sand, aquatic vegetation and submerged trees.

Chain Pickerel

Chain Pickerel

Chain pickerel prefer large streams, rivers, reservoirs, and swamps where there is minimal flow and substrates consist of silt and mud. This species is a spring spawner.

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