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Alabama Bass Fishing

The largemouth bass is the official Alabama state fish. And they grow big in Alabama due to the moderate temperatures in the south. All about fishing for spotted, redeye, shoal, smallmouth and largemouth bass in Alabama lakes.

Bass Fishing Lakes In Alabama

You can find bass in most every lake in Alabama including Dannelly Reservoir, Lake Eufaula, Guntersville Lake, Lake Harding, Lake Jordan, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Martin, Lake Mitchell, Lake Neely Henry, Pickwick Lake, Smith Lake, Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake Wedowee - Harris Lake, Lake Weiss, West Point Lake, Wheeler Lake, Wilson Lake, Lake Woodruff, and many other lakes as well as ponds, creeks and rivers.

Fishing for bass In Alabama

Largemouth Bass

Largemouth bass

World record: 22 lbs 4 oz

AL State Record: 16 lbs 8 oz

Smallmouth Bass

Smallmouth bass

World record: 11 lbs 15 oz

AL State Record: 10 lbs 8 oz

Spotted Bass

Spotted bass

World record: 9 lbs 8 oz

AL State Record: 8 lbs 15 oz

Shoal Bass

Shoal bass

World record: 7 lbs 8 oz

AL State Record: 6 lbs 11 oz

Redeye Bass

Redeye bass

World record: 8 lbs 12 oz

AL State Record: 3 lbs 2 oz

Bass fishing in Alabama

Bass are one of the most sought after of all the game fish. Its appeal spans cultures, age groups and genders to tap on the heart strings of anglers everywhere. Join us in our endeavor to offer information about bass fishing on your favorite bass lake in Alabama.

Understanding the primary seasonal movements of smallmouth bass and largemouth bass is key to locating them on local lakes in the Yellowhammer State.

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The Alabama state record largemouth bass came out of Mountain View Lake and Wheeler Dam Tailwater produced the AL state record smallmouth bass. Choccolocco Creek was home to the state record redeye bass, Halawakee Creek served up the state record shoal bass, and Smith Lake delivered the AL state record spotted bass.

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Learn the lifecycle of a bass

The more you know about the seasonal migration of bass, the more likely you are to be looking in the right area next time you visit Alabama bass fishing lakes. Bass become active in spring and begin the spawning process in shallow water. As summer arrives they move to deeper, cooler water. In fall they migrate into the shallows again and feed heavily preparing for their move to deeper water to wait out winter. Visit the bass fishing page for more in-depth information about bass activities.

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