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AKA: Pickensville Lake, Aliceville Reservoir

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Guide to fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill and redear sunfish at Aliceville Lake in Alabama.

A local favorite for crappie and largemouth bass, Aliceville Lake AKA Pickensville Lake, also features bluegill, sunfish and spotted bass. Brush and lay-downs are scattered all around this 8,300-acre lake, located on the AL/MS border, at Pickensville, AL.

Aliceville Lake, located in west-central Alabama, is a popular fishing destination known for its diverse fish populations and tranquil surroundings. The lake spans approximately 8,300 acres, offering ample space for anglers to explore and enjoy their fishing adventures.

One of the popular fish species found in Aliceville Lake is largemouth bass. The lake provides excellent habitat for bass, with its submerged structures, weed beds, and shallow areas. Anglers often have success using various bass fishing techniques such as casting plastic worms, crankbaits, and topwater lures. Spring and fall are typically the best seasons to target largemouth bass when they are more active and feeding aggressively.

Crappie fishing is another popular pursuit at Aliceville Lake. Anglers target both black crappie and white crappie in the lake's submerged brush piles, fallen trees, and around bridge structures. Crappie can be caught using live minnows, jigs, or small plastic baits. The spring season, particularly during the spawning period, offers prime crappie fishing opportunities.

It's important for anglers to familiarize themselves with the fishing regulations and licensing requirements in Alabama before fishing at Aliceville Lake. This ensures compliance with size limits, bag limits, and any specific regulations for the target fish species.

Notorious as one of the best bass lakes in the area, Aliceville also has excellent crappie fishing to brag about. Two public access areas are available for fishing from the bank, launching pleasure and fishing boats, and portage of canoes and kayaks. Pickensville Campground makes a great headquarters for a fishing trip or family vacation, offering an accessible fishing dock, boat ramp and fish cleaning station.

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Primary fish species residing in Aliceville Lake

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Largemouth bass Spotted bass Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish

Aliceville Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: NO
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: NEARBY
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NO
Restaurant: NEARBY

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In addition to fishing, Aliceville Lake offers boating and camping opportunities. Anglers can enjoy cruising the lake's scenic waters on boats, kayaks, or canoes, allowing them to explore different fishing spots and cover more ground. The lake also has several boat ramps for easy access.

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Pickensville Campground Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off W Lock & Dam Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Public Access Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, at the east end of the State Route 86 Bridge, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.

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Camping facilities are available in the area, including both RV and tent camping sites, allowing anglers to extend their fishing trips and enjoy the serene surroundings.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Pickensville Campground - 205 373-6328

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Contact Information

Aliceville Lake
Pickensville Campground
61 Camping Rd
Pickensville, AL 35447
205 373-6328


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