The Alabama Bass Trail is a joint effort, started in 2013, between the AL Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Alabama Tourism, Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association, and the office of Governor Robert Bentley.
To my knowledge, it is the first and only program of its kind in the country. Among its goals, is to promote the excellent bass fisheries in the state, from north to south, east to west, in an effort to draw more anglers from the region.
It started out with mostly promotional events, like lake cleanups, and brochures with a wealth of info about each lake and the surrounding cities. Now in 2014, the organization launched its much anticipated Alabama Bass Tournament Trail.