An Alabama fishing village: the Historic Bayou La Batre has added a unique ambiance and charm to this region of the United States. Attracting anglers near and far, Bayou La Batre is well-known for its fishing industry, leading it to become one of the most famous fishing towns in the United States. Most fishing towns have changed throughout the years, but this one seems to be frozen in time.

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For more information about this charming Alabama fishing village, visit the Bayou La Batre Facebook page. Have you already visited this unique place? If so, please share your experience in the comments below. And while you’re in a historic mood, reserve this restored 1874 Colonial Bayou Home on Vrbo. Here are 10 more unforgettable historic towns in Alabama to visit.

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Fishing In Alabama

What are some of the best places to fish in Alabama?

  • Frank Jackson State Park (Opp, Alabama): The main attraction at this sprawling 2,050-acre park is the 1,000-acre Lake Jackson which is fully stocked for prime freshwater fishing. Here you'll find the finest selection of bass, crappie, bream, and catfish. And when the competitive urge hits, join the bass fishing tournament in April. A convenient, two-lane concrete boat launch ramp is available along with a grassy beach. In addition, a handicap-accessible fishing platform is located at the northwest end of the dam. Pack a lunch and enjoy the picnic areas, or spend the night in one of the lakefront RV camping sites.
  • Lewis Smith Lake (Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River in Cullman, Winston, and Walker counties) The impressive, 300-foot high dam was completed in 1961 by Alabama Power Company, offering a surface area of 21,200 acres with 500 miles of shoreline. The lake is formed from the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River, the state's only wild river, which flows from Bank Head National Forest. The lake can reach down 300 feet, making a nice home to some pretty large Stripe bass, some reaching weights over 40 pounds!
  • Alabama Bass Trail: If you're a fishing enthusiast, check out 13 of the best fishing lakes and rivers in Alabama that bring great results when bass fishing. In addition to Lewis Smith Lake, these include