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Alabama Trout Fishing

All about fishing for rainbow trout in Alabama lakes and streams.

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Trout fishing in Alabama

AL Trout Fishing Waters

Alabama offers limited trout fishing. The only major lake currently stocked with rainbow trout is Bankhead Lake. Other parks, ponds, small lakes and streams may contain stocked trout. Visit the web site of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for information on trout stocking in Alabama.

Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.

Alabama Record Trout

The Alabama state record rainbow trout was caught from Juniper Spring.

Fishing for trout in Alabama

Rainbow Trout

Rainbow trout

World record: 42 lbs 2 oz

AL State Record: 9 lbs 1 oz

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Additional trout fishing information

Brown Trout
Brown trout being released.

The 5 primary trouts are the rainbow, brook, brown, cutthroat and lake trout. Browns are considered the most difficult to catch and brookies are the easiest. Pure cold water is key to survival of the trouts.

Trout Conservation

Trout fishing waters and information, by state.


The habits of trout.

Trout are considered some of the most difficult fish to fool. Once you locate Alabama waters with a population of trout, the challenge becomes identifying trout flies and lures that will trigger strikes. Visit the trout fishing page to learn more about the habitat each of the trouts prefer.

Fishing boats and boat rentals

Best trout fishing in Alabama!