NEWS Adds Live Hotel Booking Capability

May 2, 2012

Decatur, Ala.– The Alabama Bass Trail is making it simple for visitors planning their Alabama fishing vacations. Since the announcement of the new Alabama Bass Trail earlier this year, tourism officials continue to employ the latest and greatest technology to “lure” anglers to the 11 lunker bass trail lakes. The new addition to the web site is a user-friendly “LIVE” hotel booking system.

The new booking technology enables visiting anglers to search available hotels in close proximity to their lake of choice that meet their needs and their budget. “As an avid angler, I know the importance of finding a hotel close to the lake/ramp and that offers boat parking and extra electrical outlets for charging my trolling motor batteries,” said Kay Donaldson, program director of the Alabama Bass Trail.

Visitors to the individual lake pages on the site are greeted with a lake map, an up-to-date fishing report, current weather conditions, a list of campgrounds and professional fishing guides.  The next logical step was to provide access to hotels and other accommodations in order to complete the process for anglers to make vacation plans. “We feel that by adding this feature to the web site we’ve done a lot of the work for visitors and now they can concentrate on putting fish in the boat”, added Donaldson.

About the 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 11 bass fishing lakes consist of Lake Guntersville, Wheeler Lake, Pickwick Lake, Lewis Smith Lake, Neely Henry Lake, Lay Lake, Logan Martin Lake, Lake Jordan, Alabama River, Lake Eufaula, and the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta. For more information, visit or follow on Facebook at Alabama Bass Trail or on Twitter at ALBassTrail.