Aliceville Lake, aka Aliceville Reservoir and sometimes called Pickensville Lake by local anglers, is an 8,300-acre reservoir located approximately 12 miles northwest of the City of Aliceville Alabama in Pickens County. The reservoir is formed by the Tom Bevill Lock and Dam, which is located one mile southwest of Pickensville, just off Alabama State Highway 14. This reservoir is popular with anglers from both Alabama and Mississippi since portions of the impoundment are located in both states. Modern campgrounds, primitive camping areas, and day-use facilities are found around the lake.
Aliceville has an excellent tailwater fishery for catfish, crappie, bass, and drum. A fishing pier located on the west bank at Aliceville Reservoir immediately below the dam provides a platform for anglers to fish the tailwaters of Aliceville. Popular top water baits on this lake include willow-leaf spinning lures, Jitterbugs, Torpedo and stick baits. However, many anglers prefer the traditional plastic worm or lizards to catch largemouth bass along submerged weed beds, or along the border of emergent lilly pads or American lotus. Bluegill and redear sunfish are very abundant, and are often found in backwater coves or sloughs near underwater structure. Crickets and small spinner baits are effective for catching these species of sunfish.
A fishing pier is available on the west bank immediately below the dam to fish the tailwaters. Public boat launches on the lake include Pickensville Recreation Area, Marina Cove, and Raleigh Ryan. All but Marina Cove also include bank fishing.