Alabama Fly Fishing

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OSELIGEE CREEK NEAR LANETT AL: 32.901516, -85.196331
UCHEE CREEK NEAR FORT MITCHELL, AL.: 32.316815, -85.014931
CHOCTAWHATCHEE RIVER NEAR NEWTON, AL.: 31.342949, -85.610491
CHOCTAWHATCHEE RIVER NEAR BELLWOOD AL: 31.159342, -85.784379
CHOCTAWHATCHEE RIVER NEAR GENEVA, ALABAMA: 31.041290, -85.852157
LITTLE DOUBLE BRIDGES CREEK NR ENTERPRISE, AL.: 31.272393, -85.958274
PEA RIVER NEAR ARITON AL: 31.594887, -85.782997
PEA RIVER AT ELBA, AL.: 31.413500, -86.063002
PEA RIVER NEAR SAMSON AL: 31.112676, -86.099387
BLACKWATER RIVER NEAR BRADLEY AL: 31.027680, -86.709957
CONECUH RIVER AT BRANTLEY AL: 31.573495, -86.251623
PATSALIGA CREEK NEAR BRANTLEY AL: 31.596272, -86.405518
CONECUH RIVER BEL PT A DAM NR RIVER FALLS, AL.: 31.361280, -86.519683
CONECUH RIVER AT RIVER FALLS, ALABAMA: 31.348225, -86.529405
SEPULGA RIVER NEAR MCKENZIE AL: 31.453776, -86.786914
CONECUH RIVER AT STATE HWY 41 NEAR BREWTON, AL.: 31.067124, -87.061635
MURDER CREEK NEAR EVERGREEN AL: 31.418500, -86.986640
MURDER CREEK AT STATE HWY 41 AT BREWTON, AL.: 31.101011, -87.068858
BURNT CORN CREEK AT STATE HWY 41 NEAR BREWTON, AL.: 31.129899, -87.087193
BIG ESCAMBIA CR AT SARDINE BR NR STANLEY CROSSROAD: 31.129621, -87.370535
BIG ESCAMBIA CREEK AT FLOMATON AL: 31.010737, -87.262752
STYX R NR LOXLEY, AT SMITHS SIDING, ALA: 30.637136, -87.607208
STYX RIVER NEAR ELSANOR, AL.: 30.605748, -87.547206
STYX RIVER AT SEMINOLE, ALA: 30.518251, -87.462758
WOLF CREEK BELOW FOLEY, ALA: 30.388254, -87.652763
MAGNOLIA RIVER AT US 98 NEAR FOLEY, ALABAMA: 30.406587, -87.736932
FISH RIVER NEAR SILVER HILL AL: 30.545471, -87.798601
COOSA RIVER AT STATE LINE, AL/GA: 34.201761, -85.447458
CHATTOOGA RIVER ABOVE GAYLESVILLE AL: 34.290370, -85.509127
LITTLE RIVER NEAR BLUE POND AL: 34.288981, -85.680520
COOSA RIVER AT LEESBURG AL: 34.176762, -85.753855
TERRAPIN CREEK AT ELLISVILLE AL: 34.065098, -85.614129
COOSA RIVER AT GADSDEN STEAM PLANT NR GADSDEN,ALA.: 34.013987, -85.970249
COOSA RIVER AT GADSDEN AL: 34.010375, -85.997749
BIG WILLS CREEK AT STATE HWY 35 NR FORT PAYNE, AL: 34.438144, -85.767191
BIG WILLS CREEK NEAR REECE CITY: 34.098152, -86.038029
BIG CANOE CREEK AT ASHVILLE AL: 33.839821, -86.262756
OHATCHEE CREEK AT OHATCHEE, ALA.: 33.780377, -85.998304
CHOCCOLOCCO CREEK NEAR BOILING SPRING, ALABAMA: 33.602050, -85.785241
CHOCCOLOCCO CREEK AT JACKSON SHOAL NR LINCOLN AL: 33.548438, -86.096916
KELLY CREEK NEAR VINCENT AL: 33.447607, -86.386924
TALLADEGA CREEK AT ALPINE AL: 33.359555, -86.234141
SHIRTEE CREEK NEAR ODENA, ALABAMA: 33.211782, -86.273308
COOSA RIVER AT CHILDERSBURG AL: 33.291779, -86.363867
YELLOWLEAF CREEK NEAR WESTOVER, ALA.: 33.320667, -86.495259
COOSA RIVER AT GASTON STEAM PLANT NR WILSONVILLE: 33.241225, -86.458313
WALNUT CREEK ABOVE CLANTON, ALA: 32.890278, -86.579167
HATCHET CREEK BELOW ROCKFORD AL: 32.916790, -86.270251
COOSA RIVER AT WETUMPKA AL: 32.537078, -86.208857
TALLAPOOSA RIVER NEAR HEFLIN, ALA.: 33.622885, -85.513289
LITTLE TALLAPOOSA RIVER NEAR NEWELL AL: 33.437335, -85.399118
TALLAPOOSA RIVER AT WADLEY AL: 33.116787, -85.560788
TALLAPOOSA RIVER NR NEW SITE, AL.(HORSESHOE BEND): 32.977345, -85.739681
HILLABEE CREEK NEAR HACKNEYVILLE AL: 33.065398, -85.878019
SOUGAHATCHEE CREEK AT CO RD 188 NR LOACHAPOKA, AL.: 32.626800, -85.588008
CHEWACLA CREEK AT CHEWACLA STATE PARK NR AUBURN: 32.548192, -85.480504
UPHAPEE CREEK NEAR TUSKEGEE AL: 32.476805, -85.694954
TALLAPOOSA RIVER AT MILSTEAD AL: 32.449027, -85.897458
LINE CREEK ON MACON COUNTY RD, NR CECIL, ALA.: 32.302778, -85.954444
TALLAPOOSA RIVER NEAR MONT.-MONT. WATER WORKS: 32.439859, -86.195522
ALABAMA RIVER AT MONTGOMERY AL: 32.392082, -86.317748
ALABAMA RIVER NEAR MONTGOMERY, AL.: 32.411526, -86.408306
AUTAUGA CREEK NEAR PRATTVILLE, ALA: 32.466667, -86.485000
CATOMA CREEK NEAR MONTGOMERY AL: 32.307362, -86.299413
ALABAMA RIVER AT ROBTERT F HENRY LOCK AND DAM: 32.325138, -86.784705
ALABAMA RIVER BL ROBERT F HENRY L&D NEAR BENTON,AL: 32.322361, -86.783871
MULBERRY CREEK AT JONES AL: 32.582910, -86.903599
ALABAMA RIVER AT SELMA AL: 32.405692, -87.018601
CAHABA RIVER NEAR TRUSSVILLE, ALA: 33.665658, -86.592209
CAHABA RIVER AT TRUSSVILLE, AL.: 33.622325, -86.599431
CAHABA RIVER NEAR WHITES CHAPEL AL: 33.603714, -86.549152
CAHABA RIVER NEAR MOUNTAIN BROOK AL: 33.481772, -86.712765
LITTLE CAHABA RIVER BELOW LEEDS, AL.: 33.534549, -86.562485
LITTLE CAHABA RIVER NR JEFFERSON PARK, AL.: 33.499827, -86.614152
LITTLE CAHABA RIVER AT CAH BEA RD NR CAHABA HTS AL: 33.439829, -86.698876
CAHABA RIVER NEAR CAHABA HEIGHTS AL: 33.415664, -86.739710
CAHABA RIVER NEAR HOOVER, AL: 33.369277, -86.784155
CAHABA RIVER NEAR ACTON AL: 33.363444, -86.813045
CAHABA VALLEY CREEK AT CROSS CR RD AT PELHAM, AL.: 33.313445, -86.806378
CAHABA RIVER NEAR HELENA AL: 33.284558, -86.882490
SHADES CREEK NEAR GREENWOOD AL: 33.326223, -86.949714
CAHABA RIVER AT CENTREVILLE AL: 32.945124, -87.139162
CAHABA RIVER NEAR SUTTLE, AL.: 32.529300, -87.198884
CAHABA RIVER NEAR MARION JUNCTION AL: 32.444025, -87.180272
PINE BARREN CREEK NEAR SNOW HILL, AL.: 31.996258, -87.068319
ALABAMA RIVER BELOW MILLERS FERRY L&D NR CAMDEN AL: 32.100145, -87.397773
PURSLEY CREEK ABOVE ESTELLE, AL: 31.941260, -87.186654
ALABAMA RIVER AT CLAIBORNE L&D NEAR MONROEVILLE: 31.615158, -87.550548
ALABAMA RIVER BEL CLAIB. L&D NR MONROEVILLE, AL.: 31.613492, -87.550548
BUTTAHATCHEE RIVER BELOW HAMILTON AL: 34.106213, -87.989476
TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT BEVILL L&D NR PICKENSVILLE, AL: 33.210679, -88.288645
TOMBIGBEE RIVER BEL BEVIL L&D NR PICKENSVILLE, AL.: 33.210401, -88.288645
SIPSEY RIVER NR ELROD, AL: 33.257062, -87.776402
TOMBIGBEE R AT HEFLIN L&D NR GAINESVILLE ALA.: 32.848186, -88.156136
TOMBIGBEE R BLW HEFLIN L&D NR GAINESVILLE, ALA: 32.852352, -88.154192
NOXUBEE RIVER NR GEIGER, AL: 32.932629, -88.297810
BODKA CREEK NEAR GEIGER, AL.: 32.807076, -88.311976
DUCK RIVER ABOVE HWY 278 NEAR BERLIN, ALA.: 34.172500, -86.693889
BLUE SPRINGS CREEK NEAR BLOUNTSVILLE, AL.: 34.079820, -86.607770
MULBERRY FORK NEAR GARDEN CITY, AL.: 34.012044, -86.736663
MULBERRY FORK NEAR ARKADELPHIA, AL.: 33.872047, -86.922221
SIPSEY FORK NEAR GRAYSON AL: 34.285378, -87.398908
CLEAR C AT NEW HOPE CHURCH NR POPLAR SPRINGS, AL.: 34.081215, -87.422793
BLACKWATER CREEK NEAR MANCHESTER AL: 33.908440, -87.256951
MULBERRY FORK AT CORDOVA AL: 33.757607, -87.170279
LOST CREEK ABOVE PARRISH, AL.: 33.741776, -87.326948
LOCUST FORK NEAR CLEVELAND, AL.: 34.024542, -86.574157
BLACKBURN FORK LITTLE WARRIOR R NR HOLLY SPRINGS: 33.860654, -86.445818
TURKEY CREEK AT SEWAGE PLANT NEAR PINSON AL: 33.711213, -86.696101
LOCUST FORK AT SAYRE, AL.: 33.709827, -86.983330
FIVEMILE CREEK AT KETONA AL: 33.601492, -86.755546
FIVEMILE CREEK NEAR REPUBLIC, AL: 33.597049, -86.868048
VILLAGE CREEK AT 86TH ST NORTH AT ROEBUCK, AL.: 33.577048, -86.718878
TRIB TO VILLAGE CREEK AT 50th ST IN BIRMINGHAM: 33.548438, -86.761378
VILLAGE CREEK AT 24TH ST. AT BIRMINGHAM, AL: 33.542605, -86.817491
VILLAGE CREEK AT AVENUE W AT ENSLEY, AL: 33.517606, -86.879158
VILLAGE CREEK NEAR PRATT CITY, ALABAMA: 33.523995, -86.891103
VILLAGE CREEK NEAR DOCENA, ALABAMA: 33.548162, -86.925827
VALLEY CREEK NEAR BESSEMER, AL: 33.419276, -86.982771
VALLEY CREEK NEAR OAK GROVE AL: 33.447332, -87.122219
BLACK WARRIOR R AT BANKHEAD L&D NEAR BESSEMER AL: 33.458446, -87.354168
BLACK WARRIOR R BL BANKHEAD L&D NEAR BESSEMER AL: 33.457057, -87.355001
BLACK WARRIOR RIVER AT HOLT L&D NEAR HOLT AL.: 33.253173, -87.449170
BLACK WARRIOR RIVER BELOW HOLT L&D NEAR HOLT AL: 33.252895, -87.451393
NORTH RIVER NEAR SAMANTHA AL: 33.479281, -87.597230
TURKEY CREEK NEAR TUSCALOOSA: 33.413448, -87.510560
BINION CREEK BELOW GIN CREEK NEAR SAMANTHA AL: 33.424837, -87.642509
CARROLL CREEK AT ST HWY 69 NR NORTHPORT AL: 33.294839, -87.568340
BLACK WARRIOR RIVER AT NORTHPORT AL: 33.209285, -87.590007
BLACK WARRIOR R BL OLIVER L&D NEAR TUSCALOOSA, AL.: 33.207896, -87.593341
CRIBBS MILL CREEK AT WW PLANT AT TUSCALOOSA, AL.: 33.174842, -87.564729
ELLIOTTS CREEK AT MOUNDVILLE AL: 32.997346, -87.622230
BLACK WARRIOR RIVER AT SELDEN L & D NEAR EUTAW, AL: 32.777908, -87.840569
BLACK WARRIOR RIVER BELOW SELDEN DAM NR EUTAW, AL: 32.777353, -87.841402
TOMBIGBEE R AT DEMOPOLIS L&D NEAR COATOPA, AL.: 32.519581, -87.878348
TOMBIGBEE RIVER BL DEMOPOLIS L&D NEAR COATOPA AL: 32.520970, -87.880014
SUCARNOOCHEE RIVER AT LIVINGSTON AL: 32.573747, -88.193359
TOMBIGBEE RIVER NEAR NANAFALIA, AL.: 32.130147, -88.041127
TOMBIGBEE R AT COFFEEVILLE L&D NR COFFEEVILLE, AL.: 31.758491, -88.129176
TOMBIGBEE R BL COFFEEVILLE L&D NEAR COFFEEVILLE: 31.757102, -88.125010
SATILPA CREEK NEAR COFFEEVILLE AL: 31.744325, -88.022507
TOMBIGBEE RIVER AT STEAMPLANT NR LEROY, AL: 31.485997, -87.908888
BASSETT CREEK AT US HIGHWAY 43 NR THOMASVILLE, AL.: 31.864042, -87.747225
CHICKASAW CREEK NEAR KUSHLA AL: 30.802965, -88.143336
FOWL RIVER AT HALF-MILE RD NEAR LAURENDINE, AL.: 30.500751, -88.181391
ESCATAWPA RIVER NEAR AGRICOLA MS: 30.811855, -88.458627
BIG CREEK AT COUNTY RD 63 NEAR WILMER, AL.: 30.856020, -88.333899
CROOKED CREEK NEAR FAIRVIEW, AL.: 30.780188, -88.318898
HAMILTON CREEK AT SNOW ROAD NEAR SEMMES, AL.: 30.726023, -88.276396
LITTLE COON CREEK AT COUNTY RD 53 NR. STEVENSON: 34.874167, -85.910833
SOUTH SAUTY CREEK NEAR RAINSVILLE, ALA: 34.498698, -85.929697
ESTILL FORK AT ESTILLFORK AL: 34.910000, -86.168333
PAINT ROCK RIVER NEAR WOODVILLE AL: 34.624255, -86.306374
HESTER CREEK AT BUDDY WILLIAMSON RD NR PLEVNA, AL: 34.960921, -86.463602
FLINT RIVER AT BROWNSBORO, AL.: 34.749257, -86.446655
BIG COVE CREEK AT DUG HILL ROAD NR HUNTSVILLE, AL.: 34.704813, -86.512212
PEEVEY CREEK NEAR GURLEY, ALA: 34.682035, -86.448321
TENNESSEE RIVER AT WHITESBURG AL: 34.571758, -86.558047
ALDRIDGE CREEK AT TONEY DRIVE AT HUNTSVILLE, AL.: 34.698147, -86.550547
ALDRIDGE C AT SHERWOOD DR NR HUNTSVILLE, ALA: 34.664258, -86.554158
ALDRIDGE CREEK NEAR FARLEY AL: 34.623980, -86.541102
INDIAN CREEK NEAR MADISON AL: 34.697313, -86.699997
FAGAN CREEK AT ADAMS STREET AT HUNTSVILLE, AL.: 34.722591, -86.574992
WEST FORK PINHOOK CR AT BLUE SPRS RD AT HUNTSVILLE: 34.788424, -86.598604
EAST FORK PINHOOK CR AT WINCHESTER RD AT HUNTSVIL: 34.792868, -86.589160
PINHOOK C AT MASTIN LAKE RD AT HUNTSVILLE, ALA: 34.771479, -86.592215
DALLAS BRANCH AT COLEMAN ST IN HUNTSVILLE, AL: 34.745646, -86.574159
PINHOOK CREEK AT CLINTON AVE. AT HUNTSVILLE, AL.: 34.727591, -86.593326
BROGLAN BRANCH AT OAKWOOD AVENUE AT HUNTSVILLE, AL: 34.749535, -86.625272
HUNTSVILLE SP BR AT JOHNSON ROAD, HUNTSVILLE AL: 34.690091, -86.596382
MCDONALD CREEK AT PATTON ROAD NR HUNTSVILLE AL: 34.692591, -86.627494
LIMESTONE CREEK NEAR ATHENS AL: 34.751757, -86.823335
FLINT CREEK NEAR FALKVILLE AL: 34.373152, -86.933617
TENNESSEE RIVER AT DECATUR AL: 34.613148, -86.973897
SWAN CREEK BELOW ATHENS, ALA: 34.763978, -86.946395
BIG NANCE CREEK AT COURTLAND AL: 34.670090, -87.317243
TENNESSEE RIVER AT FLORENCE AL: 34.787033, -87.670029
CYPRESS CREEK NEAR FLORENCE AL: 34.807866, -87.700585
BEAR CREEK AT BISHOP,AL.: 34.655926, -88.122541
Gardner parking?: 44.975000, -110.699700
Black Sand Pool: 44.467200, -110.851600
Gardner parking: 44.972300, -110.684600
Duluth: 46.836900, -92.006100
Here: 45.139382, -93.298727
Kettle Creek Adventures Bed and Breakfast: 41.507000, -77.758300
Big Darby at 104: 39.629000, -83.008900
Great Inagua, Bahamas: 21.105000, -73.248100
Home: 39.950726, -75.630201

Since fly fishing is most closely associated with trout, and Alabama obviously doesn’t have waters that are cold enough to be hospitable to most trout for much of the year, you might be surprised to learn that fly fishing is actually quite alive and well in the Heart of Dixie. And, there are actually spots where you can fly fish for trout – you just have to know where to look.

Alabama is unique in that it doesn’t have any large, naturally occurring lakes. What it does have are plenty of bodies of water created by dams and other manmade means. Plus, the state boasts over 77,000 miles of rivers and streams, including the Tennessee, the Alabama, and the musically famed Chattahoochee. Not only is the one sixth of the state’s surface area water, but it’s also home to the most biodiverse freshwater species population of any state in the U.S. A whopping 38% of North American fish are Alabama natives! That’s pretty impressive, and bodes well for those who want to do a little angling down Dixie way.

So just where do you head if you’re planning a fly fishing trip in Alabama?

Where to Go?

Whether you’re itching to hook trout, bass, or pan fish, you’ll find something to satisfy your fishing urge in this beautiful state.

Sipsey Fork/Lewis Smith Lake Dam

Up ‘round Jasper, in northwest Alabama, you’ll find an interesting story that has developed into a dream come true for southern anglers, particularly fly fishing enthusiasts. You see, the state’s warm waters cannot typically support a native trout population (the fish prefer temps below 75 degrees). So when the Lewis Smith Dam was built in 1961 in order to generate energy for the Alabama Power Company, officials began thinking about the potential for a fishery that could utilize the lake’s chilly waters. They started out by stocking rainbow trout in the lake itself, but that didn’t result in the success they’d hoped, so in 1974 they began stocking the tailrace instead – otherwise known as the Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior River.

The tailrace has been stocked ever since, with the cooperation of Alabama Power, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery in Tennessee. The group works together to stock the tailrace with about 35,000 rainbow trout each year. While this did attract fishermen, and created an environment for the species which normally couldn’t survive in the state, problems remained. Access to the waterway was only available via difficult, muddy trails that discouraged people from actually making their way down to the banks of the two and a half mile run to engage in the sport.

In 2005, when the power company was in the process of renewing their hydroelectric license, public input was taken into account and the major subject of that input was how to make access better so that fishermen could actually get down to the water. The pleas were heard, and in 2010 walkways and staircases were installed, including handicap access for those with disabilities. Since that time popularity of the fishery has risen, but it’s still a place that could use some exposure.

If you’re seeking out some quality fly fishing in the steamy state, the Lewis Smith Dam tailrace is a great resource. Plus, you can keep up to five of the 8”-14” critters per day – and they make tasty eating to put on the family meal table. These fish can live up to a year or even more in the tailrace, growing to 18” and two pounds.

Tips for fishing Sipsey Fork – look for eddies, pools, and slack water areas adjacent to the current. These frequently house groups of trout seeking calm waters. Also, it’s crucial to remember that although the environment resembles your standard creek or small river, the tailrace is used as an outlet for water used in power generation and the levels can rise a dozen feet in a very short few minutes. A warning signal does sound ahead of time, so when you hear that it’s time to hightail it up the bank.

Mobile Bay

Travel far to the south of Jasper to Mobile Bay and you will find that fly fishing can net you some choice speckled trout, flounder, and redfish. During the spring, summer, and fall, baitfish, shrimp, and croakers abound in the inlet, attracting fat trout – up to five or six pounds – along with other fly fishing prey. You can also move up into the creeks and rivers that feed into the bay and have some good luck with your rod.

Aldridge Creek

Travel south a spell from Huntsville (20 minutes or so) and you’ll happen upon Aldridge Creek Greenway. You shouldn’t have trouble finding a public access point along the Greenway. As the waterway flows toward the Tennessee River, it gets wider and wider. This humble little stream houses plenty of bluegill, perfect for a beginner because instant gratification is always a motivator, but it also holds a fair number of bass. If you find a spot at least a foot and a half deep you’ve got a good chance of landing a pounder. Locals say if you can find a storm drain, you’ll typically hit a gap underneath that houses a couple bass or so. Just be patient and fly slow.

Little River Management Area

Tucked away in the northwestern corner of the state is the Little River Canyon Wildlife Preserve. Little River Management Area is a part of this beautiful nature preserve and features access to the Little River, where you can cast your fly for bluegill, crappie, catfish, and bass.

​When to Go?

Sipsey Fork/Lewis Smith Dam tailrace is open year-round, and since it’s stocked monthly – typically with over 3000 trout – there’s really no bad time to cast your line there. Even in summertime the waters remain in the low 60s. This fishery is the perfect getaway no matter the season.

Mobile Bay is most rewarding during spring, summer, and fall. During the winter the baitfish cannot survive the cold waters, thus must relocate to deeper, warmer places, resulting in the trout also vacating due to the lack of food. There is a rumor that the “ghost trout” of winter simply move up into the rivers and seek out deep pockets where the water remains warm enough for them to survive, meaning you could fish these locations by traditional methods. Winter fly fishing is known to be fruitless, however.

Public waters are open for fishing throughout the year.

​What You Will Need When You Get There?

As with any fly-fishing trip, you want your normal gear – waders, wading boots, a brimmed hat, a pack with accessories like nippers and forceps, and anything extra you’d like to have along. If you’re hitting up the Lewis Smith fishery during the summertime, you’ll want breathable waders. The south can be brutally hot and humid in the warmer months, which means by the time you make the walk down to the water you may already be dripping with sweat inside your normal neoprenes. And don’t forget the bug spray – the south is packed with critters that can quickly turn your leisure time into an itchy misery.

Enticing the rainbows at Sipsey Fork/Lewis Smith Dam is a game of match the hatch. Caddis flies, mayflies, and midges may be hatching at any given time of the year at this waterway, which means you should come prepared for any eventuality. Stock your pack with nymphs, streamers, and poppers, and opt for a 4 to 5 weight rod. The leader should be 9 to 12 feet with about a 6X tippet.

For the bass at locations like Aldridge Creek, you can’t go wrong with a woolly bugger. For streams that are mucked up with aquatic vegetation, a bluegill popper will float at the surface. Another good choice is a San Juan worm – these do a good job of mimicking the prolific aquatic worm population in these warm streams. A 4 weight rod with a 7.5 foot leader is sufficient for these smaller waterways, as you won’t be encountering many game-size fish.

You must also have a valid Alabama fishing license. These are available through the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, either online or in person. Residents between the ages of 16 and 64 may purchase a yearly license for $13.10, while non-residents pay $50. Disabled residents may obtain a license for $3, and disabled military veterans for $3.10. There are also non-resident options for a three-day license, a seven-day license, and even a family three-day license which is good for you and four immediate family members.

Even though fly fishing is traditionally a northern pastime, the southern states like Alabama do a pretty good job providing some fun and interesting experiences for bug chuckers. You can’t beat year-round, well-stocked trout fishing with comfortable, easy stairway access, and with the abundance of creeks, streams, and rivers, you might even find yourself bringing home a bass or two.