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Fishing At Wheeler Lake

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Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and sauger at Wheeler Lake in Alabama.

Spanning a 60-mile stretch of the Tennessee River, Wheeler Lake is a the second largest reservoir in AL. The 67,000-acre lake is located in north-central Alabama at Decatur. Over 1,000 miles of shoreline invite anglers to fulfill their fishing dreams of catching bass, crappie, catfish, white bass, hybrid stripers, sauger, bluegill and other sunfish. Typical cover and structure like creek channels, ledges, brush and timber provide hiding places for the catchable fish residing here. Marinas and other resources offer amenities for campers and anglers including boat rentals and plenty of boat launch ramps for you pleasure or fishing boat. Pontoon boats, bass boats, canoes, kayaks and all types of fishing boats can get you to the schools of fish in this immense fishing paradise. A long-time site of bass tournament anglers, Wheeler Reservoir has always been overshadowed by some of the other favored Tennessee River lakes like Guntersville and Pickwick. Yet there are times it can deliver monster strings and often days of fabulous fishing for numbers. Plenty of local campgrounds, marinas, lodging and dining options make Wheeler Reservoir a great place to come for a fishing trip or a family vacation.

Primary fish species residing in Wheeler Reservoir

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Largemouth bass Smallmouth bass Spotted bass Channel catfish Blue catfish Black crappie White crappie Bluegill Redear Sunfish White Bass Striped bass Hybrid Striped Bass Sauger

Wheeler Lake Amenities

Marina: YES
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
Campgrounds: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Lodging: YES
Convenience Store: YES
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
Restaurant: YES

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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

Point Mallard Campground - 256 341-4826

Jay Landings Marina & RV Park - 256 350-4722

Decatur / Wheeler Lake KOA Campground - 256 280-4390

B & J Campground & RV Park - 256 665-5210

Fisherman's Resort Campground - 256 810-1880

Joe Wheeler State Park Campground - 256 247-5466

Cowford Campground - 256 349-6212

Wheeler Lake AL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

Contact Information

Wheeler Lake
Joe Wheeler State Park
4401 McLean Drive
Rogersville, AL 35652
256 247-5466

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Wheeler Lake provides fishing for a wide variety of fish species in Alabama's second largest reservoir.

Fishing on Wheeler Reservoir.