Fishing in Alabama
There are many species of catfish and even more ways to catch
them. Adults range in size from less than a pound to hundreds of
pounds. They can be found in all types of water including ponds,
streams, lakes and rivers. There are even species which spend a
limited amount of time on dry land. Big giant catfish put up a very
noble fight once hooked.
Catfish Fishing Lakes In Alabama
Catfish are found in most waters in Alabama. Major lakes like
Dannelly Reservoir, Lake Eufaula, Guntersville Lake, Lake Harding,
Lake Jordan, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Martin, Lake Mitchell,
Lake Neely Henry, Pickwick Lake, Smith Lake, Lake Tuscaloosa, Lake
Wedowee - Harris Lake, Lake Weiss, West Point Lake, Wheeler Lake,
Wilson Lake, Lake Woodruff and other lakes have abundant populations
of catfish. Additionally catfish are found in most rivers and streams
throughout the state.
The Alabama state record channel catfish was pulled out of Inland
Lake. The Alabama River near Selma produced the AL state record
flathead catfish. Wheeler Reservoir
served up the state record blue catfish and the Alabama state
record white catfish came
out of unknown waters.
Most catfish are considered bottom feeders to one extent or another.
They will generally eat anything that can get in their mouth. Their
strongest sense is smell which they use to locate potential food
sources. Capitalizing on this sense is the primary weapon in your
search for these creatures. Aggressive catfish have been caught
on most types of fast moving bass lures so don't under estimate
their ability to catch live bait.
Catfish Organizations & Resources
U.S. Catfish Anglers
Learning to Fish for Catfish In Alabama
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