Fishing At Pickwick Lake
AKA: Pickwick Reservoir
What to fish for...
Fishing for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass, channel catfish, flathead catfish, blue catfish, black crappie, white crappie, walleye, bluegill, longear sunfish, redear sunfish, striped bass, hybrid striped bass and sauger at Pickwick Lake in Alabama.
Largemouth and smallmouth bass are angler favorites at Pickwick Lake, a 43,000-acre reservoir located in the extreme northwest corner Alabama on the Tennessee River. At full pool 490 miles of shoreline await anglers in pursuit of the many species of fish which swim these waters. Crappie, catfish, walleye, stripers, hybrid striped bass, sauger, spotted bass and numerous sunfish all call Pickwick home. There is limited access to shoreline for fishing from the bank, but canoes, kayaks, pontoons, pleasure boats and all types of fishing boats can provide access to this popular fishing destination. Rocky banks, boat docks, brush and creek channels are good places to locate fish. The Shoals area is well known as a great area for smallmouth bass. There are plenty of choices for camping, boat rentals, lodging, restaurants, fishing gear and other local services, many available at the marinas on the lake.
Primary fish species residing in Pickwick Lake
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Pickwick Lake Amenities
Boat Rental: YES
Boat Launch Ramp: YES
RV Hookups: YES
Convenience Store: NEARBY
Bait & Tackle: YES
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Public Boat Launch Ramps & Landings
Brush Creek Park Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Brush Creek Park Entrance Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Cane Creek Boat Launch Ramp
Located in the southeast section of the lake, south side, off Cane Creek Road, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Hayes Landing Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, off Margerum Road, this is a one-lane, concrete ramp with paved parking.
Natchez Trace Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the south side of the lake, at the west end of the Natchez Trace Parkway Bridge, this is a four-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
Waterloo Boat Launch Ramp
Located mid lake, on the north side of the lake, off Lauderdale County Road 14, this is a two-lane, concrete ramp with a dock and paved parking.
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Campgrounds & RV Parks Nearby
Hart's RV Park Campground - 256 768-1555
Brush Creek Park Campground - 256 764-4043
Colbert County Rose Trail Park Campground - 256 360-2764
Buzzard Roost Campground - 256 810-2856
Tuscumbia RV Park - 866 930-7275
Heritage Acres RV Park - 256 383-7368
Pickwick Dam Campground - 865 361-9492
Pickwick Lake AL Map - Fishing & Camping Areas
Florence Harbor Marina
1050 Clayborn Liles Dr
Florence, AL 35630
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General Fishing Info
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Pickwick Lake provides some of the finest largemouth and smallmouth bass fishing in northwest AL.