Fishing in Millers Ferry Reservoir
William "Bill" Dannelly Reservoir
Millers Ferry is a 17,200-acre reservoir on the Alabama River impounded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in 1969. The official name of this impoundment is William (Bill) Dannelly Reservoir; however, it is better known locally as "Millers Ferry." Numerous public access areas service the reservoir. Camping facilities are available at Corps of Engineers public use areas at East Bank, Six Mile, and Chilatchee Creek. Roland Cooper State Park offers camping, cabins, and a golf course. Lodging, restaurants and tackle are available nearby in Camden.
Millers Ferry Reservoir is a regionally important reservoir in southwest Alabama that provides excellent fishing opportunities. Both largemouth bass and spotted bass are considered excellent in this reservoir. This reservoir consistently produces bass of three pounds or larger. This is due in part to high fertility and a relatively stable threadfin shad population. The largemouth bass are found primarily in the backwater areas such as Alligator Slough, Houseboat Slough, Pine Barren Creek, Gee's Bend and Foster Creek. While spotted bass are found more commonly in the main river areas, look for deep points and bluff walls for good places for spotted bass angling.