Alabama State Parks Named Presenting Sponsor of the Alabama Bass Trail

December 20, 2021

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