Fishing and Floating the Cahaba River
The Cahaba River is special in a state with many unique rivers. The diversity of the Cahaba River"s fish population is greater than any other temperate river its size. Recognized as a unique river in Alabama and one of "Alabama's Ten Natural Wonders," the Cahaba River has received attention from environmentalists throughout the nation. It is the longest free-flowing river in Alabama and has a wide diversity of plants and fishes due to the variety of its physical habitats and ecology. World Wildlife Fund and the Nature Conservancy recognized the Cahaba River as being one of only eight Hotspots of Biodiversity in the world. Flowing through the Birmingham area in the heart of Alabama, the river attracts many canoeists and kayakers. The Cahaba River also offers recreational opportunities in the form of fishing, rafting and bird watching for many outdoor enthusiasts.