February 1 marks the beginning of the fishing season for 22 of Alabama’s 23 State-owned Public Fishing Lakes. Located throughout the state, these lakes are noted for their quality fishing for bream, largemouth bass, channel catfish, and crappie (in most lakes). Because these smaller lakes warm more quickly than larger bodies of water, early spring fishing can be excellent.
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Registration is now open for the Collegiate Bass Fishing Series Texas Lunker Challenge.
Join an Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation affiliated club, fish state qualifying events and get on the road to the BASSMASTER Classic!
B.A.S.S. has announced a new Kayak Series, the Huk BASSMASTER B.A.S.S. Nation Kayak Series.
Decatur, Ala. (January 9, 2020) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) held a news conference today to unveil a new addition to its tackle box. The Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series will make its debut in January 2021 and will be held on three of the Alabama Bass Trail lakes. Attracting professionals and amateur anglers from across the United States, the new three tournament series features a $25,000 first-place prize and pays 20 places totaling $100,000.
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Charlie Brewer’s Slider Lures marks the start of the company’s 50th year of business in 2020-“Where Finesse Fishing Began”. This new issue of the company’s newsletter, “SliderLines”, Includes a look back at the beginning by Charlie Brewer, Jr. and an in-depth story on how Slider Lures was originated by Charlie Brewer, Sr. as “Crazy Head Lures”. Also in this issue are Charlie Brewer, Sr., “In His Own Words” tips about line selection when fishing for crappie and a look at the Spin Cast Reel GA1000 available from Slider.
Here is a comprehensive list of Alabama’s State Record Freshwater Fish-from Largemouth Bass to Warmouth.
Procedures for the “Certification of Alabama State Record Freshwater Fish” includes:
- Fish must be caught in Alabama waters by legal means.
- Fish must be identified by a Fisheries Section biologist or other certified fisheries biologist.
- Fish must be weighed on certified scales. Weighing must be witnessed by two people.
- Application must be submitted on official application form.
- Application form must be notarized.