Doesn’t matter if you are fishing in the grass beds of the lower Delta or rivers and streams of the heavily-timbered upper Delta – fishermen and women have a good chance of finding the largemouth bass, even in the coldest winter months. The best baits that work in this delta are crankbaits, plastic worms and grubs, or live shrimp. The experience is elevated because of the natural beauty of the march and the cypress and tupelo gum forests. The mobile delta is home to various saltwater fish, such as redfish, speckled trout, and flounder.
The Mobile Delta is 12 miles wide and 30 miles long, with 200,000 acres of swamps, marshes, and river bottomlands. Named a National Natural Landmark in 1974, the Delta is a network of rivers, wetlands, bayous, and lakes. One of “Alabama’s Ten Natural Wonders” is a breeding ground for fresh and saltwater fish.
There are several boat ramps to launch into the waters, but a canoe is probably the best way to explore the Delta. The 170-mile-long Bartram Canoe Trail will take you into remote areas. There are camping spots along this water trail and prime fishing spots on sandbars and freshwater creek banks.
No matter what season, fishing in the Mobile Delta is flourishing, but check along the banks in the spring and fall for crappie. Depending on our spot and species, anglers recommend crankbaits, plastic worms, or live shrimp. Use crickets to catch bream in shallow bays during the winter months. Don’t forget the red-spotted sunfish, as the Mobile Delta has them in abundance.
Mobile Delta Fish:
Mobile Delta boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Mobile Delta.
Dog River Marina Boat Ramp
5004 Dauphin Island Parkway