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Bank and Accessible Fishing

Bank Fishing and Wheelchair Accessible Fishing Sites in Northwest Alabama

Below Wheeler Dam on the southsideYour purchase of a fishing license financially supports the protection and enhancement of Alabma's aquatic resources.  Bank fishing is also allowed at Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division Boating Access Areas when fishing activity does not interfere with boating access.

County Site
Blount Locust Fork
Colbert Spring Park may have rainbow trout in Tuscumbia
(fee, seasonal)
  Wilson Dam (wheelchair accessible) above
and below on the south side
Cullman Sipsey Fork below Smith Lake Dam
  Smith Lake Park, City of Cullman
  Sportsman Lake Park, City of Cullman
Fayette Bays Lake on Bays Lake Road east of County Road 63 and west of Hwy 43
  Fayette County Public Fishing Lake (wheelchair accessible) (fee)
  Luxapallila Creek at County Road 42
  Luxapallila Creek at Dodson Crossing, west of County Road 21
  Luxapallila Creek at Hollingsworth Road between County Road 51 and 21
  North River at Deavours Hill Road west of County Road 63
  North River at Clark Bottom Road off of County Road 130, north of Berry
  North River at Hwy 181 east of Hwy 43
  Sipsey River at County Road 12
  Sipsey River at County Road 18
  Sipsey River at County Road 35
  Sipsey River at County Road 49 south of Hubbertville
  Sipsey River at County Road 95
  Sipsey River at County Road 102
  Sipsey River at Eldridge Road east of County Road 53
Franklin Bear Creek Reservoir at Horseshoe Bend Recreation Area (fee)
  Cedar Lake at Slickrock Pavillion (wheelchair accessible) (fee)
  Little Bear Reservoir at Elliott Branch Recreation Area (fee)
Lamar Buttahatchee River at Sam R. Murphy Wildlife Management Area
  Lamar County Public Fishing Lake (wheelchair accessible)
Lauderdale Cypress Creek at Wildwood Park, Florence
  Cypress Creek at Seven Mile Island Wildlife Management Area near Florence
  First Creek at the Blowing Springs Cave Tract of Forever Wild
  Pickwick Lake at McFarland Park North and West
  Pickwick Lake at Waterloo Riverside and Creekside
  Shoal Creek, Indian Camp Creek, Lawson Creek, Jones Branch and Wilson Lake at the Shoal Creek Preserve Tract of Forever Wild
  Wheeler Lake at Joe Wheeler State Park on Elk River, First Creek, and Second Creek
  Wilson Lake on the Shoal Creek arm at Shoal Creek Preserve, a Forever Wild tract
  Wilson Lake at Lock 6, a fishing pier (wheelchair accessible)
Lawrence Bankhead National Forest streams
  Big Nance Watershed Lake off County Road 148 near Loosier
  City Lake off County Road 249 in Moulton
  Sinking Creek Lake off County Road 305 near Moulton
  Wheeler Lake at Joe Wheeler State Park (one)
  Wheeler Lake at Goldfield Branch off County Road 400
  Wheeler Lake at Lock A off County Road 400
  Wheeler Lake at Mallard Creek TVA Day Use Area and Campground off County Road 400 in Hillsboro (wheelchair accessible)
  Wheeler Lake at Mallard-Fox Creek Wildlife Management Area in Trinity
  Wheeler Lake's Spring Creek arm at County Road 400 near Courtland
  Wilson Lake at Wheeler Dam
Limestone AWFF Boating Access Areas on Wheeler Lake
  Cow Ford Recreation Area of Wheeler Lake (TVA)
  Day Park and Highway 31 Causeway at the Tennessee River
  Lucy's Branch County Park on Wheeler Lake
  Swan Creek Management Area
  Wheeler Lake at Joe Wheeler State Park on Elk River
  Wheeler Refuge (fishing pdf)
Madison Brahan Spring Park in Huntsville
  Ditto Landing in the Tennessee River in Huntsville
  Madison County Public Fishing Lake (wheelchair accessible)
  Sharon Johnson Park
  Sky Lake (fee) may be limited to under 16 and over 60, Monday through Friday.
Marion Marion County Public Fishing Lake (fee)
Morgan Below Rhodes Ferry Park off of US Hwy 20 one block down from the Holiday Inn
  Causeway of US Hwy 31 (both sides)
  Hospitality Park US Hwy 31N
  Ingalls Harbor US Hwy 20
  Mallard-Fox Creek Wildlife Management Area
  Point Mallard Park has some areas for bank fishing off of their walking trail
  River Walk Marina US Hwy 31 N
  Wheeler Refuge (wheelchair accessible on pier off Hwy 67) (PDF with map)  (fishing pdf)
Walker Bankhead National Forest - Clear Creek Recreation Area (Smith Lake) (fee)
  Sipsey Fork below Smith Lake Dam
  Smith Lake Dam
  Walker County Public Fishing Lake (wheelchair accessible) (fee)
Winston Bankhead National Forest - Brushy Lake, Smith Lake (Houston Recreation Area (fee) and Corinth Recreation Area (fee)), Sipsey River Picnic Area (fee), and various streams

For more information about bank fishing in northwest and north central Alabama, contact the District I Fisheries Supervisor, Keith Floyd.


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