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Fishing in Alabama, A brief look

Alabama fishing remains one of the state's greatest assets. Rainfall provides an abundant water supply for Alabama's 50 rivers 250 creeks, 25 reservoirs and over 21,000 ponds and fishing lakes, not to forget about the brackish bays and bayous along the Alabama coast. The brackish waters throughout the coast provide for excellent tarpon fishing. Many fishing guides are situated along the coastal waters and provide fishing trips for any taste.

Tennessee River fishing remains popular when searching for fishing guides or as a solo angler. Excellent smallmouth bass fishing can be had along the Tennessee River. Fishing the Chattahoochee River is also a safe bet for largemouth bass and crappie. Anglers can also find redeye bass throughout these waters.

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Alabama Fishing Locations

Fishing in Alabama is the most prevalent in the following areas: Tennessee Rivers, Chattahoochee River, Tallapoosa River, Coosa River, Black Warrior River, Tombigbee River, Mobile River Delta, Alabama River, Bay areas, and the Alabama Coast

Alabama Fishing Species

Popular Alabama fishing species include: Largemouth, smallmouth, spotted and redeye bass; striped, white, and yellow bass; rock and warmouth bass; wall-eye, sauger, crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish; flathead, blue and channel catfish; and pickerel. Popular saltwater and brackish-water sport fish are spotted seatrout, cobia, channel bass, tarpon, sailfish, king and Spanish mackerel, red snapper, and grouper.

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