Fish and Fishing in the Sipsey River
The Sipsey River, or “Sipsey River Swamp” as it is sometimes known, is one of the most fascinating and unique rivers in the State. Its watershed is long and narrow and begins when several headwater tributaries converge near the Marion and Fayette county lines. The Sipsey River is one of the last wild, free flowing swamp streams in Alabama, and it is considered one of "Alabama's Ten Natural Wonders." Wandering through Fayette, Tuscaloosa, Pickens and Greene counties, this 92-mile long river is estimated to contain approximately 50,000 acres of bottomland wetlands and swamps, which ranks it as one of the State’s largest wetland regions. The vegetation and trees are diverse and varied, ranging from bald cypress swamps to tupelo gum trees, swamp cottonwood, southern red oak, American elm, sweetgum, yellow popular and American beech.