I'm heading down to visit my cousins soon, so I thought I'd do some research ahead of time to see if I can get some fishing in as well.
Alabama has both black and white crappie, and it seems like still-fishing, trolling, drifting and casting will all work.
* Central Alabama, outside of Alexander City
* Great for summer night time fishing. Good for spring, fall or winter during any other time.
* 700 miles of shoreline
* Black crappie, largemouth bass, flathead and channel cats, white crappie.
* a.k.a. Lewis Smith Lake
* 21,000 acre lake
* Cullman, Winston and Walker counties
* Deep--over 200ft plus in most locations.
* 500+ miles of shoreline with good structure
* crappie, largemouth bass, spotted bass
* Largest lake in Alabama
* 70,000 acres
* 70 miles from Guntersvill Dam to Nickajack Dam
* Largemouth bass, redear sunfish, bluegill, sauger, catfish, crappie
* Eagle watching also very popular here.
* 20 square miles
* 80 miles along Alabama River
* in Lowndes, Montgomery, Elmore and Autauga counties
* also has boating, water skiing, picnicking, swimming, hiking and camping.
* public boat launch ramp available
* a.k.a Bartlett's Ferry Lake
* on Chattahoochee River
* can dock on many islands (such as Houston's Island)
Almost every lake located in Alabama has either black, white, or a hybrid of both. Many of the lakes that offer crappie fishing also offer other amenities, such as swimming, boating, and/or water skiing. In addition to being found in lakes, crappie can be found in creeks and rivers that have access to quiet backwaters.