Outbound Collective logo

The Best Fishing in Alabama

Looking for the best fishing in Alabama? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Alabama. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top fishing spots in and near Alabama

  • Birmingham, Alabama

    Kayak the Cahaba River

    3.0
    There are several places you can drop your kayak in. This is one of the more accessible spots. Another popular spot for dropping in your kayak is located on Grants Mill Road. If coming from I459, it will be on your left shortly after passing Church of the Highlands. We opted to drop our kayaks in...
    Read more
  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama

    Hike around Lake Harris

    5.0
    1.76 mi / 169 ft gain
    Lake Harris opens one hour prior to sunrise and closes one hour after sunset. No camping is allowed nor are motor vehicles allowed on this serene lake. From Lake Nicol Road, turn onto the dirt trail, Lake Harris Road. Follow Lake Harris Road for approximately three miles until you encounter the l...
    Read more
  • Orange Beach, Alabama

    Bodysurf at Orange Beach

    4.5
    Orange Beach is roughly 7 miles long and features many public beach access areas; I parked at the Gulf State Park Cotton Bayou Beach Access area. This small beach area is found at the intersection of Highway 182 and Highway 161, nestled between some of the most popular condominiums in the area. T...
    Read more
  • Lineville, Alabama

    Hike Lake Chinnabee to Devil's Den Falls

    1 mi / 120 ft gain
    Devil's Den Falls is a beautiful waterfall in Cheaha State Park. This is a state park within Talladega National Forest. The easiest access is from Lake Chinnabee which is about one mile round trip from the parking area. It can also be accessed from Turnipseed campground, but that is about six mil...
    Read more
  • Wetumpka, Alabama

    Fishing Trail in Jordan Dam

    2 mi / 99 ft gain
    This is an iconic spot in central Alabama. It is below the great fishing lake Jordan, and above the most common entry for the Coosa River kayaking adventure. Approximately a one mile hike from the dam to the boat launch. However, the rock formations you have to cross are not for the faint of hea...
    Read more
  • Sylacauga, Alabama

    Fish Little Lake Willis

    4 mi / 100 ft gain
    Little Lake Willis in the Talladega National Forest is lost in time. It was built in 1954. This place has few visitors. It is a stream fed 22-acre lake. Lost in the forest. Great fishing hole (bass, bream, and catfish) in a narrow southern Appalachian valley. No motorized boats permitted.  It is ...
    Read more
  • Florence, Alabama

    Float down Cypress Creek

    Search for “Cox Creek Bridge Canoe Ramp” and your map will lead you to the put-in for Cypress Creek! It’s a beautiful spot in the Florence area of North Alabama where all of the locals like to float or paddle. Canoe, kayak or tube - whatever you’re in the mood for! Bring your beach chairs and a c...
    Read more
  • Opelika, Alabama

    Opelika Wood Duck Heritage Park and Siddique Nature Preserve

    1.52 mi / 115 ft gain
    Opelika Wood Duck Heritage Park and Siddique Nature Preserve is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Opelika, Alabama.
    Read more
  • Pinson, Alabama

    Narrows Ridge Trail

    2.35 mi / 351 ft gain
    Narrows Ridge Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Pinson, Alabama.
    Read more
  • Huntsville, Alabama

    Madison Nature Trail

    1.47 mi / 164 ft gain
    Madison Nature Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Huntsville, Alabama.
    Read more
  • Phenix City, Alabama

    Phenix City Riverwalk

    2.49 mi / 30 ft gain
    Phenix City Riverwalk is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Phenix City, Alabama.
    Read more
  • Pell City, Alabama

    Lakeside Park Trail

    1.16 mi / 135 ft gain
    Lakeside Park Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Cropwell, Alabama.
    Read more
  • Albertville, Alabama

    Cutchenmine Trail

    4.56 mi / 282 ft gain
    Cutchenmine Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Albertville, Alabama.
    Read more
  • Dadeville, Alabama

    James M. Scott Deadening Alpine Trail

    3.5 mi / 348 ft gain
    James M. Scott Deadening Alpine Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Dadeville, Alabama.
    Read more
  • Centreville, Alabama

    Cahaba River Trail

    0.66 mi / 7 ft gain
    Cahaba River Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Centreville, Alabama.
    Read more
  • Ozark, Alabama

    Ed Lisenby Lake Trail

    3.13 mi / 322 ft gain
    Ed Lisenby Lake Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ozark, Alabama.
    Read more