Fishing At Bankhead Lake
AKA: Bankhead Reservoir, Lake Bankhead
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, black crappie, white crappie, rainbow trout, bluegill, redear sunfish, striped bass and hybrid striped bass at Bankhead Lake in Alabama.
Offering a broad range of fish species to pursue, Bankhead Lake is a 9,000-acre fishing lake, 20 miles west of Birmingham, AL. Five public facility use areas and fourteen user fee areas are available for accessing these waters to fish from the bank and launch small watercraft like canoes and kayaks. Numerous boat launch ramps provide access for pleasure boats, pontoons and fishing boats. There are over 400 miles of shoreline, mostly brushy banks with scattered boat docks - all providing cover for baitfish and feeding fish. Multiple, annual stockings of rainbow trout keep a healthy supply available for trout fishing. The lake has quality stripers and hybrid striped bass which roam deep in summer and winter, migrating up river and shallower in Spring and fall. Healthy populations of crappie, bass, catfish, bluegill and sunfish also populate the lake creating many choices for anglers. Bass have been a long-standing favorite here and the lake is home to many bass tournaments annually.
Primary fish species residing in Bankhead Lake
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Bankhead Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: NEARBY
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Franklin Ferry Marina Boat Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Jenny Lane, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Quinns Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, west side, off Quinns Landing Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with gravel parking.
Smith Camp Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, east side, off Carlie Minor Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with docks and gravel parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Burchfield Branch Park Campground - 205 497-9828
Clevenger's Marina Park & Rec Campground - 205 491-6684
Deerlick Creek Public Use Area Campground - 205 759-1591
Lake Bankhead AL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Franklin Ferry Marina
520 Marina Rd
Adger, AL 35006
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Bankhead Lake provides trout, striper, bass, catfish, crappie and other species for fishing in north-central AL.