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Streams

Fishable Creeks and Rivers in or near Birmingham

Your purchase of a fishing license financially supports the protection and enhancement of Alabma's aquatic resources.  Alabama state fishing license requirement applies for all these waters.

The land on the bottom of a stream and land adjacent to the stream may be privately owned, and permission must be obtained from the landowner prior to crossing or wading these areas. Limited access can be obtained from county road bridge right-of-ways crossing the creek.

County

Stream

Jefferson County 

Cahaba River, Fivemile Creek, Little Cahaba River, Locust Fork, Mulberry Fork, Shades Creek, Turkey Creek, Valley Creek, Village Creek

Shelby County

Bear Creek, Cahaba River, Kelley Creek, Muddy Prong, Shoal Creek tributary to Kelley Creek, Shoal Creek tributary to Little Cahaba River, Waxahatchee Creek, Yellowleaf Creek

St. Clair County

Beaver Creek, Big Canoe Creek, Canoe Creek, Coosa River, Kelly Creek, Little Canoe Creek, Shoal Creek tributary to the Coosa River, Shoal Creek tributary to Kelly Creek, Wolf Creek

Joseph Schefano caught this spotted bass on a fly rod in Five-Mile Creek near Birmingham, Alabama
Lou Schefano caught this spotted bass on a fly rod in Fivemile Creek near Birmingham, Alabama.

For information about streams in St. Clair County, contact the District II Fisheries Supervisor, Dan Catchings.

For information about streams in Jefferson or Shelby County, contact the District III Fisheries Supervisor, Jay Haffner.

For tips on float fishing, read this article.


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