Three generations sitting on the bank. A lone kayak plying the calm lake waters. Buddies in a bass boat, scouting the flats.

These are just some of the sights you’ll see along the Alabama Bass Trail.

The 13 lakes and rivers of the Alabama Bass Trail have such variety in both fishing and recreational opportunities that they appeal to a wide variety of folks who want to get out on the water. Professional anglers, recreational fishermen and casual outdoors types will all find a spot here.

The trail reaches into every region of the state, from the Appalachian foothills of North Alabama to the mouth of the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. There is plenty of public access and a variety of resources for anglers of all skill levels, whether you’re looking for the best spot to launch your own boat or want a guide to pick you up at the dock.

For family fun, serious fishing or a combination of the two, check out the details of each lake along the Alabama Bass Trail, along with the nearby lodging, dining and recreational options. Whether your goal is an award-wining catch or an experience to remember, we know you’ll go home with some keepers.