The Cochrane-Africatown Bridge
Fishing in the Mobile-Tensaw River Delta
The Mobile-Tensaw River Delta, a National Natural
Landmark, is the second largest river delta in the
U.S. With many distributary rivers, streams, bayous
and creeks, the delta is formed including the
Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers which combine to
form the Mobile River, and divides into several
major distributaries: the Tensaw, Appalachee and
Blakely Rivers covering over 400 square miles. The
Delta is about 10 miles wide and nearly 50 miles
long with elevations that are from zero to six feet
above sea level. The Delta lies well inland, more
than 30 miles north of Dauphin Island and the Gulf;
therefore, it is largely a freshwater system and one
that has long been attractive for many forms of life
to include redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. This
area is a great haven for these fish because of the
lush mud flats which makes it a prime fishing
location for any outdoorsman.
Gator in the Delta
Pelicans on a Mud Flat at Low Tide
Another Gator
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