Fishing in Alabama

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Top Fishing Spots in Alabama

Oak Mountain State Park
The park is located just 20 miles south of Birmingham, is a great destination for first-time anglers.
McFarland Park in Florence
The park offers 60 campsites, fishing piers, boat access to the Tennessee River, playgrounds, and more.
Guntersville State Park
The park boasts a restaurant, camping, cabins and a resort lodge. Boat rentals, hiking trails, and golfing are also available.
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Common Catches in Alabama

Greater Amberjack
Greater Amberjack
The greater amberjack is the largest and the most sought after jack by sport fishermen because of its qualities as a game fish.
Tarpon
Tarpon
The tarpon was one of the first saltwater species to be declared a game fish.
Bluefish
Bluefish
Anglers can sniff out bluefish by their smell, which is something like fresh cucumbers.
Black Crappie
Black Crappie
Crappies are members of the sunfish and the black bass family.
Spotted Bass
Spotted Bass
Many anglers who catch a spotted bass believe they have caught a largemouth bass.
Channel Catfish
Channel Catfish
The channel catfish is very highly regarded for its food and sports value.

Types of Fishing in Alabama

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Saltwater Bay Fishing

Reefs, hills and shallows are some the best saltwater fishing locations.

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Streams & Rivers

River & stream fishing means knowing where the water is moving, and how fish behave in it.

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Lakes & Ponds

Lakes and ponds are great places for fish to live. Learn where to find fish, tips and more

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