Fish Guide

Did you know there are 34 fish consumption advisories on the Coosa in Alabama as a result of PCB and mercury contamination? Though 91% of fishermen would heed these advisories, only 6% know what they are. The Coosa River Fish Guide offers all kinds of great information like this that every angler should know!


The map below contains pins on all sorts of places of interest on the river! The blue dots indicate recent river temperatures reported by citizen scientists as part of our Temp Track program. Scroll around to find what’s up in your neck of the woods. Fish icons indicate fish consumption advisories – make sure to see which ones apply in your area! Enjoy!

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ABOUT TEMPERATURE DATA: Temperature readings are collected at a depth of about 6″ using a spirit-filled bulb thermometer; water temperature varies greatly by depth. At 6″ depth, water temperatures respond more rapidly to air temperature that at greater depths. Pin locations on the map are approximate. Water temperatures are correlated to fish spawning and movement cycles, but it is not possible to predict the location of fish based solely on water temperatures.

Disclaimer: This information is provided for educational purposes only. The readings submitted by volunteers are not independently verified by Coosa Riverkeeper, Inc. Errors and inaccuracies are possible.  Locations of private businesses or public services are largely culled from third party sources. Inaccuracies are possible, and some locations may have closed, changed ownership or altered the services provided. Coosa Riverkeeper, Inc., its employees, agents, officers and volunteers make no guarantee to the accuracy of the data provided herein.


Follow our 3-step system to a fun and safe fishing trip on the Coosa! Click each image for more info!





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