Alabama Bass Trail2020-03-22T01:26:09+00:00


Yesterday’s traditions. Today’s adventures. Tomorrow’s memories.

There’s fishing and then there’s catching.

People who know fishing know Alabama has a storied reputation for it. Those who are serious about their fishing know this is the place to catch the big ones.

And people who just love fishing? Well, they’ve found oh so much to love in Alabama!


Did you know that Lewis Smith Lake has become known as a hot spot for fly fishing at night? Located between Huntsville and Birmingham, the numerous marinas make it easy for recreational anglers to fish the waters of the lake.

Have your camera ready to capture the stunning views of the mountainous cliffs. These tall bluffs surround the lake, adding amazing beauty to your adventure. While fishing this lake you will most likely catch largemouth, spotted, and striped bass year-round.

If you haven’t tried fly fishing this incredible lake at night, you’re missing out. Many recreational anglers have reported large trout near the dam, making this particular area quite popular for anglers of all levels.

Local fishing guides would love the opportunity to show you around Lewis Smith Lake and guarantee you go home with a winning catch. A personally guided tour around the lake can introduce you to many fishing hot spots so you can look forward to returning again and again.

Experience Lewis Smith Lake this summer when you explore the Alabama Bass Trail!

Gather your crew and hit the Alabama Bass Trail to START YOUR OWN ADVENTURE.

This Alabama tradition is sure to add keepers to your list of treasured memories.

The 13 lakes and rivers of the Alabama Bass Trail offer easy access and plenty of variety throughout the state. From north to south, Alabama has fishing opportunities for both serious anglers and those who love to wet a hook on the weekend. Lakes, rivers, dams and deltas offer such variety of open spaces, protected cover, solitude and adventure that it seems there truly is a spot for everyone. Whether on the lakes made famous for trophy bass and award-winning crappie or at a little-known honey hole catching trout for dinner, fishing in Alabama is a tradition. And it’s a fun one to share!

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Alabama Bass Trail offers more than just bass