Lots of anglers like to live by the four F’s—Family, Fishing, Food, and Fun.
There is no better place to experience it all than Elmore County, Alabama. It is situated in east-central Alabama where the Alabama and Coosa rivers meet to provide an abundance of water-related activities.
Elmore County is characterized by small towns with plenty of southern charm and fabulous attractions or cuisine.
Wetumpka is the county seat of Elmore County. The bustling community is near the Alabama River, Coosa River, Lake Jordan, and Jackson Lake Island. All provide excellent fishing for several species, including crappie.
Visitors will also find festivals scheduled throughout the year and a variety of museums for the family to visit and enjoy.
The Alabama River is a world-class crappie fishing venue. In mid-February of 2022, the American Crappie Tournament trail held its first annual qualifying tournament on the river. Crappie fishing pro, Kyler Beckmann, won the 2-day tournament with 14 crappie that weighed 26.36 pounds – almost a 2-pound average. Kyler caught his fish at the mouth of a tributary in 8-12 feet deep water. He was vertical jigging wood cover.
While the anglers are on the water there are plenty of day trips available to the folks who may not want to fish.