Bear Creek is home to the Upper Bear Creek Reservoir, part of the Bear Creek Lakes System.
Fishermen find large black and spotted bass at 3.5 times larger than the state average.
Upper Bear Creek Reservoir is known best for its black bass (largemouth and spotted) fishing, but crappie fishing, catfishing and bream fishing are good too. The lake is renowned for its trophy bass fishing.
Fish over 5 pounds are common, with 8 pound and larger bass being taken each year.
According to the 1995-2005 Alabama B.A.I.T. reports, Upper Bear has been ranked first-5 times and second-3 times, for the least number of angling hours exerted to catch a bass in excess of 5 pounds.
In 2005, it took an average of 114 tournament-angler hours to catch a bass over 5 pounds, ranking it number 1 in Alabama.