At 67,100 acres, Wheeler lake is the largest of the TVA's three reservoirs in North Alabama and makes available a variety of water recreational opportunities including boating, skiing ans swimming.
Wheeler is also renowned as being one of the most challenging, and rewarding, fishing impoundments in the south. It presents a mixture of deep drop offs and shallow banks, narrow tributtaries and wide open spaces; steep bluffs, rocky points, gravel flats, and flooded timbers. Excellent game fishing can
be had for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass, crappie, channel catfish and freshwater drum.
Annual Freshwater Fishing **** (good for 365 days) $9.50
7-Day Trip Freshwater Fishing **** $6.00
64 Lifetime License (This new license is available to Alabama residents 64 years old for the price of an annual resident fishing license). **** $9.50
Annual Combination Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing **** (good for 365 days) $24.50
Annual Combination Freshwater Fishing and Hunting **** (fishing license good for 365 days) $24.50
Sportsman's License **** (includes state freshwater and saltwater fishing, state hunting, WMA, state waterfowl stamp and issuance fees - fishing license good for 365 days) $59.50
The prices above include a $1.00 Issuance Fee.
Lifetime Freshwater Fishing **** (sold to residents and are valid even when the holder moves out-of-state) $150.00
Lifetime Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing **** $400.00