Alabama State Parks Named Presenting Sponsor of the Alabama Bass Trail


CONTACT: Kay Donaldson, Program Director

PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 855.9FISHAL


Alabama State Parks Named Presenting Sponsor of the Alabama Bass Trail

Decatur, Ala. (December 20, 2021) – The Alabama Bass Trail (ABT) and Alabama State Parks Division today announced a new partnership naming the parks system as presenting sponsor of the competitive team bass fishing trail in 2022.

“The Alabama Bass Trail loves venturing into Alabama’s wonderful state parks when hosting our events. The affordable and convenient housing options coupled with the excellent facilities make it so easy for our staff to have successful events.  We are excited to partner with the Alabama State Parks to highlight these gems located throughout Alabama,” said ABT Program Director Kay Donaldson.

Under the terms of the agreement, Alabama State Parks ( will have a booth at all ABT events in 2022. The Alabama Bass Trail will feature Alabama State Parks on all tournament related advertising, website, social media channels and collateral materials.

“The Alabama State Park system has long been a supporter of the Alabama Bass Trail and boaters’ access to public waters. From our initial support at Roland Cooper State Park to our sole sponsorship this year, we are pleased to play a supporting role in this growing tournament series. Our collective efforts support outdoor recreational tourism in Alabama, and we are proud to play a part in these economic engines,” said Director Greg Lein.

Now in its ninth season, the ABT tournament series is held on eleven different lakes of the ABT beginning February 19, 2022, with the championship tournament to be held on October 21-22, 2022.


North Division:

February 19, 2022       Neely Henry Lake / Hosted by the City of Gadsden and Greater Gadsden Area Tourism

March 12, 2022           Lewis Smith Lake / Hosted by Chamber of Commerce of Walker County

April 23, 2022             Weiss Lake / Hosted by the Town of Leesburg

May 21, 2022              Wheeler Lake / Hosted by Decatur Morgan County Tourism

June 11, 2022              Lake Guntersville / Hosted by the Mountain Lakes Chamber of Commerce


South Division:

February 26, 2022       Logan Martin Lake / Hosted by the City of Lincoln, Ala.

March 19, 2022           Lake Martin / Hosted by the Lake Martin Tourism Association

April 9, 2022               Alabama River / Hosted by the City of Prattville Parks and Recreation

May 14, 2022              Lay Lake / Hosted by the Shelby County Commission

June 18, 2022              Lake Eufaula / Hosted by the Eufaula-Barbour County Chamber of Commerce


Hosted by the city of Wetumpka, the championship tournament will be held October 21-22, 2022, on Lake Jordan.

Returning for the second season, the ABT 100 Series is held on three different lakes of the ABT beginning January 8, 2022, attracting professional and amateur anglers from across the United States who will compete for a $25,000 first place prize.

Tournament dates and locations for 2022 Alabama Bass Trail 100 Series:

January 8, 2022           Lake Jordan hosted by the City of Wetumpka

June 4, 2022                Neely Henry Lake hosted by the City of Gadsden and Greater Gadsden Area Tourism

November 19, 2022    Pickwick Lake hosted by the Florence – Lauderdale Tourism Board


For more information on the ABT or sponsorship opportunities, call Donaldson at 855.934.7425 or visit


About Alabama Bass Trail

The Alabama Bass Trail is a program of the Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association. Its mission is to promote Alabama as a year-round fishing destination, to preserve natural resources for generations to come, and to educate high school and college-aged students to be good stewards of natural resources. The 13 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Weiss Lake, Lake Martin, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. For more information, visit






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