Lake Wedowee is a renown place for fishing due to the wide variety of species that inhabit the lake. The lake is home to Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, White Bass, Striped Bass, Hybrid Striper, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Bluegill, Longear Sunfish, Redear Sunfish, Channel Catfish, and Flathead Catfish. Anglers are able to fish year-round on Lake Wedowee although your success may be better during certain times of the year. Certainly the time of day you chose to go fishing will determine how much ation you see, check out this lunar fishing calendar to ensure you have a fishing story to tell.

Be sure to grab your Alabama freshwater fishing license before you head down to the lake with all of your gear. 100% of your license fee goes to management of, protection of, and education about Alabama’s natural resources. Here is a link to the application, look for residential or non-residential options depending on your status. Even if you are fishing off of the dock of your lake house, you’ll need to have a license.

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While many anglers will catch and release, some will take their catch back to their lake house for dinner. According to a 2015 study by the Alabama Department of Health, fish caught from the Harris Reservoir, Lake Wedowee, are safe to eat. There are no restrictions as the water source if protected from industrial runoff and other pollutants. Eating fish caught from the lake is a convenient way to enjoy meals when camping around Lake Wedowee.

Before you head out to the lake, be sure to check the forecast. During the summer months, this part of Alabama can have dangerous thunderstorms that seem to come out of nowhere. The last place you want to be during one of these storms is in the middle of the lake! If the forecast calls for high temperatures, it’s not a bad idea to throw a few bottles of water into your cooler. If you forget to pack a lunch, don’t worry, the Lakeside Marina, Market & Grill has you covered.