Fish and Fishing in the Alabama Portion of the Tennessee River
A large volume of relatively clean water creates great fishing as the Tennessee River dips south from the State of Tennessee into Alabama. This southern swing of the Tennessee River into Alabama brings game fish and various animals not found in other Alabama watersheds. Smallmouth bass and sauger are two species of interest to anglers that are not native to the remainder of Alabama. The Tennessee River is known for its big smallmouth bass and blue catfish. Four impoundments slow the water before the Tennessee River flows back north into the State of Tennessee: Guntersville Lake, Wheeler Lake, Wilson Lake and Pickwick Lake. Anglers are able to lock through each dam on the Alabama portion of the Tennessee River.