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Wilson Lake, AL

A smallmouth bass haven, Wilson Lake is nestled between Florence and Decatur, AL on the Tennessee River. This 15,000-acre lake has over 150 miles of shoreline which houses a wide variety of fish species.

In addition to smallmouth there are largemouth and spotted bass residing here. Crappie, catfish, bluegill, white bass, yellow perch and both stripers and hybrid stripers also populate the lake and offer a multitude of fishing opportunities. If you like to fish from shore, there are numerous spots to wet a line - including a fishing pier with handicap access. Boat docks, timber, bluffs and some backwater brush provide the primary cover for predator fish species. Schooling fish follow the bait - typically deep in summer and winter, moving shallower in Spring and Fall. Numerous boat ramps are located around the lake for launching pleasure and fishing boats of all kinds. Kayaks, canoes and small fishing boats can be portaged from many of the shoreline fishing locations. Marinas, stores, camping and lodging are also scattered around the lake for convenience.

Fishing Boats For Rent In Alabama

What to fish for...

Fishing for llargemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, bluegill, redear sunfish, white bass, yellow perch, hybrid striped bass, striped bass and sauger at Wilson Lake in Alabama.

Primary fish species residing in Wilson Lake

Click images for fishing tips and details about each species.

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

Wilson Lake Amenities

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

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Fishing Boat Rentals

Florence Harbor Marina
Rentals: Pontoon boats
256 768-1299

Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings

Turtle Point Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off 6 Pence Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

TVA Fleet Harbor Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southwest section of the lake, off Reservation Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.

Wilson Lake Public Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off County Road 452, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.


Florence Harbor Marina
1050 Clayborn Liles Dr
Florence, AL 35630
256 768-1299

Click here for a Alabama Fishing License.

Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby

McFarland Park Campground - 256 740-8817

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

Heritage Acres RV Park - 256 383-7368

Florence City Campground - 256 740-8817

Tuscumbia RV Park - 866 930-7275

Fisherman's Resort Campground - 256 810-1880

Wilson Lake AL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas

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Contact Information

Wilson Lake
Colbert Alloys Park
180 Alloys Park Ln
Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
256 577-9619


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Wilson Lake provides some of the best smallmouth bass fishing on the Tennessee River in AL.

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