In this groundbreaking public history project, lecturers will descend on Northern Alabama museums and tourism boards to discuss aspects of the cultural history of fishing with the public. Hunting and outdoor sporting in general have long been tied to men’s definitions of freedom in the South, and the environment is inextricably linked to anglers’ connection to place. This public discussion series engages memory and the connection to special “spots,” but more importantly it encourages fisherman to think about the deep history and environmental changes made across their landscape during the “dam crazy” years of the early to mid twentieth century. All fishermen know about current and the effects this has on pulling fish in to certain spots, but few take the time to consider the environment as an artifact of choice made by electricity powerbrokers. From tourist trade to big Bassmaster tournament series we can think more critically about when we have reached our limit, and come to better understand Alabama’s aquatic resources.