Information Provided by outdooralabama.com
Alabama State Public Fishing Lakes – Small, state-owned lakes in Alabama managed for quality bream, bass and catfish fishing.
Reservoirs – A list of the large reservoirs in Alabama and a description of management strategies to improve fishing.
Rivers and the Mobile Delta – Information about fishing rivers, streams, and estuaries in Alabama.
Ponds – How to manage Alabama fish ponds for bream (bluegill and redear sunfish) and largemouth bass fishing.
Fishing in Alabama’s National Forests – Waters in Alabama’s National Forests are full of surprises. Crappie, bream, catfish, and bass are waiting for your lure. Look at some of the places to visit and explore a favorite fishing spot. We think you will be hooked on fishing in a national forest.
Freshwater Boating Access Points – Links to ADCNR managed freshwater boat ramps in Alabama.
Freshwater Fish Attractors – Updated list of freshwater fish attractors in an Excel file.
Anglers can also save the files below to their SD cards and upload directly into their fish finder/GPS unit. To download, right-click the file and choose “Save as,” then save it to your computer, SD or microSD card. Once the file is saved to your card, insert your card into your fish finder/GPS unit and follow directions according to your specific manufacturer. **See extra step below for Humminbird users**. You then should be able to view these fish attractor locations on your GPS/fish finder/chartplotter map.
GPX file for Garmin units
USR file for Lowrance & Simrad units
HWR file for Humminbird units **Please note that Humminbird users will need to create a folder in their SD card, name the folder “matrix,” then put the .HWR file into the matrix folder. This is necessary in order for Humminbird fish finders to read (recognize) the file.**
To view locations on the Interactive Map, open the map, expand the “Fishing” tab and toggle “Freshwater Fish Attractors.” More fish attractor locations can be found on the Alabama Power Shorelines website at https://apcshorelines.com/recreation/fishing/.
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