My Dad and I would go on adventures. Mother didn’t ask much about them. That was probably a good idea. Sometimes we would go fishing, feed the alligators or do both. Of course, that was always, “don’t tell your mother what we did” type of day.

Yes, you read that correctly; we would feed alligators. In my father’s defense, this was in South Florida at a fishing tourist camp that showed you how to feed the alligators. Thinking back on it, probably not the best idea. More than likely, those alligators were looking at me like the full course meal. But, I had fun, lots of fond memories, and I’m alive to talk about it.

We would also fish. I took great pride in my organized tackle box. I don’t remember catching anything, but it was fun. I learned at an early age that water is calming but could be dangerous under the wrong circumstances. So always use your best judgment when dealing with water activities.

This might be a great weekend to get out to a lake and go fishing. Since I’m a novice, I feel like this will be part of one of the “best fishing” spots. I still have so much more to explore in Alabama. If you have any, you can recommend, click here to shoot me a message on Facebook.

I headed to Outdoor Alabama to start my research, and here are some spots to cast your line in a public fishing lake (PFL) near Tuscaloosa.

Bibb County PFL

1147 Walter Owens Pkwy.
West Blocton, AL 35184

100-acre lake

Fish species include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, and crappie.

Open sunrise to sunset: February 1 - July 7: Open six days each week. Closed Mondays.

Fayette County PFL

529 County Road 134
Fayette, AL 35555

60-acre lake

Fish species include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, and channel catfish.

  • Anglers must catch and release all largemouth bass.
  • Bream daily limit 30
  • Catfish daily limit 6

Open: Sunrise to Sunset Thursday – Monday

 

Lamar County PFL

455 Fishing Lake Road
Sulligent, AL 35586

68-acre lake

Fish species include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie, and hybrid striped bass.

Open sunrise to sunset February 1 - June 30: Open six days each week. Closed Tuesdays.

Walker County PFL
4227 Walker County Lake Road
Jasper, AL 35501

163-acre lake

Fish species include largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish, crappie, and hybrid striped bass.

Open sunrise to sunset January 16 - June 30: Open six days each week. Closed Wednesdays.

Be sure to check ahead to confirm operations, information on licenses, permits, full operation schedule, and facilities.

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