Public Fishing

 

Lake Harding Fishing

Bartlett’s Ferry Reservoir (Lake Harding) is a Chattahoochee River impoundment located on the Alabama – Georgia state line, east of Opelika. The 5,860-acre reservoir was constructed by Georgia Power Company to provide hydroelectric power generation and recreation. Both Alabama and Georgia fishing licenses are recognized for all waters of Bartlett’s Ferry Reservoir. The bass fishery is predominately largemouth bass but spotted bass are also common. Crappie are produced in good numbers and support a fine fishery, especially in the spring. For more info, please visit the link below.

Lake Eufaula Fishing

Lake Eufaula, or Walter F. George Reservoir as it’s known to some, has been proclaimed the “Bass Fishing Capital of the World”. The reservoir extends from the Walter F. George Dam at Ft. Gaines, Georgia, northward to Phenix City, Alabama. Since this lake is shared by Georgia and Alabama, these states agreed that either a Georgia or an Alabama fishing license could be used when fishing Lake Eufaula. Bass, Catfish and Crappie are among the most abundant catches in Lake Eufaula. Anyone with questions about the fish population at Lake Eufaula can contact District Fisheries Supervisor Ken Weathers at (334) 347-9467. For more information, please visit the link below.

Millers Ferry 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. 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. Channel catfish and blue catfish are frequently targeted by local anglers, and blue catfish over thirty pounds are not uncommon.

Aliceville Public Fishing Reservoir

Aliceville reservoir, sometimes called Pickensville Lake by local anglers, is an 8,300-acre reservoir located approximately 12 miles northwest of the City of Aliceville in Pickens County. The reservoir is formed by the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam, which is located one mile southwest of Pickensville, just off Alabama State Highway 14. Since being impounded in 1980 by the Army Corps of Engineers, Aliceville reservoir is best known for its largemouth bass and crappie fishing. Aliceville reservoir has two public access areas with bank and boat access and one user fee boating access area. Since October 1993, there has been a 9-inch minimum length limit on crappie. Currently 9- to 12-inch crappie are abundant in this reservoir. For more information on Aliceville Reservoir, please visit the link below.

Pike County Public Fishing Lake

Pike County Lake is a 45 acre lake located 5 miles south of Troy off County Road 39 in Troy, Alabama. The lake is populated with bass, crappie and catfish. Daily permits are not required for the lake and private boats may be launched at no charge. The lake also has picnic areas with grills. A handicap accessible fishing pier makes it easy to reach deeper water without using a boat. Pike County Lake is open daylight till dark, seven days each week. For more information, call (334) 347-9467.

Lee County Public Fishing Lake

Lee County Lake is a 130 acre lake located 6 miles southeast of Opelika (or 9 miles east Auburn). The bass fishing is great year-round, with the biggest usually caught from February through April when they are near the bank. Bluegill and shellcracker (redear sunfish) are caught by bank and boat anglers from spring through summer. Catfish are caught year-round, but the summer months are best. Night fishing one day per week during June, July and August. Crappie fishing is best in February through May and August through November. There is no charge for fish caught. For more information about the fishing in Lee County, call (334) 749-1275.

Crenshaw County Public Fishing Lake

Crenshaw County Lake is a 53-acre lake located 5 miles south of Luverne off US Highway 331. Clean public restrooms and concessions are available, including a wide variety of fishing tackle, live and artificial baits, and other fishing supplies, as well as drinks and refreshments. An accessible fishing pier makes it easy to reach deeper water without using a boat. For more information, call Janice Coggins, Lake Manager at (334) 335-2572.

Barbour County Public Fishing Lake

Barbour County Lake is a 75-acre lake located 6 miles north of Clayton in Midway, Alabama. Bass fishing is good year-round, with the biggest usually caught from February through April when they are near the bank. Bluegill and redear sunfish are caught by bank and boat anglers from late spring through summer. Catfish are caught year-round, but the summer and late fall months are best. Clean public restrooms and concessions are available, including a wide variety of fishing tackle, live and artificial baits, and other fishing supplies, as well as drinks and refreshments. Call (334) 775-1054 for more information.