Bankhead Lake provides beginning and experienced anglers alike a variety of excellent sportfishing areas. Recognized for trophy winning smallmouth bass, largemouth, spotted bass and catfish, the Wilson Dam tail water region is a top fishing destination. The discharge basin at Colbert Fossile Plant, due west of Sheffield city, discharges warm water attracting fish and fisherman year round. Large number of blue catfish and channel catfish are found in Bankhead Lake during the summer months.
Bankhead Lake fish:
Bankhead Lake boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Bankhead Lake.