Local Spotlight: Bass Fishing at Wheeler Lake

bass fishing at Wheeler Lake

Does anyone have a fun place to visit around Decatur? Go fish—fishing, that is! Bass fishing at Wheeler Lake is a popular local outdoor activity. Whether you have your hooks and cooler ready for duty or you want to learn more about the lake, we’ve got all the information you need. Check it out!

What is Wheeler Lake?

Ever heard of Wheeler Reservoir? Well, it’s actually the same place as Wheeler Lake. They’re known for bass fishing, but you can catch all kinds of fish in the waters of Wheeler Lake. Crappies, catfish, and breams also swim through the area.

The area is also known all across Alabama! As an Alabama Bass Trail tournament site, Wheeler Lake brings in visiting fishers and a whole lot of fun. Did you know that a tournament can even earn Decatur around $350,000 in tourism dollars?

Bass Fishing at Wheeler Lake

Bass fishing at Wheeler Lake is a favorite activity for locals and visitors alike. If you’re ready to hook a bass this summer, there’s no better place to go. Spotted bass, smallmouth bass, and largemouth bass all populate the waters.

Other Attractions

Bass fishing isn’t all that Wheeler Lake has to offer! It also includes camping and RV areas, nearby local museums like the Cook Museum of Natural Science, and delicious fine dining. When you visit Wheeler Lake, there’s something for everyone to enjoy!

Visitor info

Ready to visit? Here’s when to go!

Admission: Admission is free for all!

Hours: 7 a.m. to sundown


Bass fishing at Wheeler Lake is known near and far. Lucky for you, you live nice and close to this prime fishing spot. It’s the perfect time of year to hook a great catch, so why not pay the lake a visit?

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