Rainbow trout season at Madison County Public Fishing Lake begins Friday, November 23, 2018. To fish for trout, anglers must have a $5 daily trout permit in addition to a valid fishing license. Madison County Lake is located 11 miles east of Huntsville in Gurley, Ala.
During trout season at the lake, the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) plans to stock more than 3,000 pounds of rainbow trout ranging in size from one to two pounds. The daily creel limit is four trout per angler. Trout anglers may also fish for bass, bluegill, catfish and crappie.
Madison County Public Fishing Lake is open Friday through Sunday until January 6, 2019 (closed on Christmas and New Year’s Day). The lake will reopen for spring fishing on February 1, 2019.
For more information, call lake managers Chris or Cole Coultas at 256-776-4905; the WFF Fisheries Section at 334-242-3471; or visit www.outdooralabama.com/alabama-public-fishing-lakes-pfls/madison-county….
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.