Guide To Great Trout Fishing Lakes In Alabama
All about fishing for rainbow trout in AL lakes and streams.
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.
Trout Species In The State
World record: 42 lbs 2 oz
State Record: 9 lbs 1 oz
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Select the best trout lures and baits
Trout spinners, crankbaits and jerkbaits work well for shallow, reasonably active fish. Salmon eggs, worms and prepared baits will work at virtually all depths.
Alabama State Record Trout
The state record rainbow trout was caught from Mud Creek.
Watch trout fishing videos to see trout anglers in action.
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.
Visit the web site of Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for information on trout stocking in Alabama.
Additional trout information
Trout locations and info, 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.