Fishing the Styx River, Baldwin County, Alabama

The Styx River is a stream located in eastern Baldwin County. The navigable section of the Styx River begins near Steelwood, Alabama, and ends near Seminole, Alabama, 26 miles downstream at the confluence of the Perdido River.

The Styx River is known locally as a great place for float trips. This river also has one of the few waterfalls in south Alabama. The waterfall is located upstream of County Road 68.

Despite the recreational traffic, this stream offers angling opportunities for bass, bream and catfish. During the summer, weekdays are the best time for fishing. Bass and bream can be caught on beetle spins, rooster tails, plastic grubs, and small crankbaits and topwater baits. Catfish can be caught on dead bait fished on the bottom. When fishing focus on deep holds found near bends in the river and eddies. Fishing is probably best closest to the mouth; however, fish can be caught anywhere along the Styx River.

The Styx River is best suited to small shallow draft boats, kayaks, and canoes. Access is limited to this stream, but you can launch canoes at the bridge crossings at County Road 87 or US Hwy 90. The Styx River is also accessible from the Perdido River. Seminole Boat Ramp is on Brown’s Road in Seminole, Alabama, just south of the mouth of the Styx River on the Perdido River.

For more information on the Styx River, please contact the District V Fisheries Office.