Alabama has many incredible bass lakes. Some of these lakes are primarily known for having large numbers of bass, while others are primarily known for having certain types of bass. Luckily, bass fishing can be done year-round in Alabama. Let’s take a look at 8 lakes in Alabama that offer great bass fishing opportunities.
1. Lake Guntersville
At 69,000 acres, Lake Guntersville is Alabama's largest lake. It's located in northern Alabama, between Bridgeport and Guntersville, and is known world wide (among the bass fishing community) as a great place to catch big bass.
2. Pickwick Lake
Pickwick Lake is a 43,100 acre lake that's located in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. This lake has 490 miles of shoreline and is well known for its smallmouth bass.
3. Lay Lake
Located approximately 30 minutes south of Birmingham is Lay Lake, which covers 12,000 acres. Lay Lake is best known for its abundance of both largemouth and spotted bass.
4. Lake Eufaula
Lake Eufaula is a 45,181 acre reservoir that's located on the Chattahoochee River in southeast Alabama, stretching along the shoreline for 640 miles. This lake is responsible for producing some of Alabama's biggest largemouth bass.
5. Wilson Lake
Wilson Lake, covering 15,930 acres, is located on the Tennessee River and stretches along the shoreline for 154 miles. This lake is known for having plenty of smallmouth and largemouth bass that feed heavily in September.
6. Wheeler Lake
Located in northern Alabama, between Rogersville and Huntsville, is Wheeler Lake - the second largest lake in the state. Wheeler Lake covers 67,000 acres and stretches along the shoreline for 1,000 miles. This lake has an abundance of both largemouth and smallmouth bass.
7. Weiss Lake
Weiss Lake is located in Cherokee County, Alabama and covers 30,200 acres. This lake is known as the "Crappie Capital of the World" and has a large amount of both largemouth and striped bass. Data reports have shown that Weiss Lake is one of the best bass fishing locations in Alabama.
8. Logan Martin Lake
Logan Martin Lake, covering 17,000 acres, is located in eastern Alabama on the Coosa River. Nicknamed "Lake of a Thousand Coves," Logan Martin Lake has an abundance of both largemouth and spotted bass.
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