Phone (205) 991-9107
Our Guide Gary Goodwin went on vacation last week and caught this black tip shark. He's back now and ready to help you get your memorable catch at Lake Purdy.
Hours: 6AM till 7:30PM everyday
Location 3780 Boat Launch Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35242
*4 Miles Northeast of Hwy 280 on Hwy 119
*25 Minutes From Downtown Birmingham
More Specials! The boss is crazy!
Early Bird Special
From Monday through Friday, Rent any motor boat for the 3 hour price then keep it till noon. If you get here early, that's 6 hours for the 3 hour price. And the early bird fishing is great this time of year.
Afternoon Delight Special now good on Weekends!
Starting at 2 PM, rent any motorized boat for the 3 hour rate and keep it till closing (now 7:30PM). Saturday and Sunday
Night time is still the right time to catch Catfish and crappie. Noah Seritt got this 8 lb Blue Catfish using a dead shiner on September 13th.
Fishing Statistics Sept 15th
Water Temperature: 87.5 degrees
Lake Level: Down 5.5 feet from full pool.
nice rain fell this week and the lake has come back up about a foot from last week. Fishing has been very good especially early so take advantage of the Early Bird Special. Shallow
diving crank baits have been very good especially when bait fish appear
near the surface. Although the lake is up this week we still anticipate the lake will drop further in September and October.
Darryl Fleming caught these fish with a Spinner Bait on 8/24
Richard Fields with 6 lb 5 oz Large Mouth Bass on Crankbait 8/16 Afternoon Delight
Rent a Pontoon for as little as $67 plus tax for two hours.
Get all the boat rental prices here, Rental Rates
don't need a boater's license to rent any boat at Lake Purdy, including
a pontoon boat, pictured above. We'll
show you what you need to know to drive any boat even if you have no
previous experience. We have plenty of boats so you should be able to
rent any boat you want, any time you want it. That's why we don't take
reservations at Lake Purdy, you don't need it. We'll get you in your
boat and fishing right away.
Many people come to Lake Purdy to catch fish to eat. Because we have the cleanest water in the state, Lake Purdy fish are safe and delicious. Some people fish for the fun of it and they throw back what they catch or give the fish to others who welcome the gift. And finally some people like to fish for the competition and cash that go with it. All people renting a boat are eligible for "Cash for Lunkers", a free monthly contest which awards money for designated fish. Also weekly Friday night contest awards money to winners from April through August. And boat rentals are half price for contest participants.
August "Cash for Lunkers" goes to the two best catch and release bass of the month
$50 each to Debra Celeri with 4.5 lb Spotted bass and Vince Smith with a 3 lb 2 oz bass. Both are pictured below.
Zac Hall and James Carroll get first win in Week 22
Zac Hall and James Carroll got their first win of the season in week 22, the last tournament of the season. They had three 2nd place finishes but their 13.72 lb total weight was enough to put them over the top. But the big Fish of the night went to Caiden Sinclair and Tristan Hendricks with a nice 4.4 lb large mouth. Roger Williamson and Mitchell Clay took second with 11.75 lbs and Ben Jones and Todd Skinner finished third with 9.94 lbs
Ben Jones and Todd Skinner get 3rd victory in Week 21Todd Skinner, pictured above, and Ben Jones raised their season money winnings to $579 with their third victory of the season. Zac Hall and James Carroll finish second (9.94 lb). And they also caught the big fish of the night, 4.52 lbs.
Wet and Wild Kayaks
only $15 for two hours for single or $25 for a tandem
Wear a swim suit because you will get wet
Must wear a life jacket (bring your own pfd or use ours)
Don't carry anything you don't want to lose or get wet.
Buddy Bunn with 3 lb spot caught on top water Zara Spook on Sunday, August 10
now open 6AM to 7:30PM Everyday
Winner! Winner! Winner!
Tim Isbell caught his 11 lb 14 oz Flathead Catfish on 6/20 with a lipless crankbait while bass fishing.
Byron Mize won $100 for his 2 lb 1 oz crappie with one of his hand tied "Rone's jigs". You can get his winning jigs in the Lake Purdy store.
Ron Wright got this 12 ounce Shellcracker with a cricket on May 11 and won $100 for the biggest bream of May.
Evans Smith and Gerald Nolen got their slab crappie with Jiffy Jigs.
Kyle Ledbetter used a spinner bait and Chris Skipper used a Baby Brush Hog to catch their 3 pound Spotted Bass this week.
Michael Bacher and 1.75 lb crappie and Victor Zagorski and Jeff McLeod with bass
And they never forget who took them fishing. Get them away from computer gaming and into nature. Every day on the water is a wonder and a boast to self-esteem.
Terelan Smith used a crankbait to catch this 2 lb Spotted Bass on Sunday 2/23.
Reserve a time call 991-9107
John Dauzat and Joe Lebens,Winners of the Diamond Group Corporate Outing October 23rd, pictured with their guide Gary Goodwin.
a valued client, spouse or special friend to a guide trip with one of
our world famous Lake Purdy Guides. We will provide the tackle and
food and refreshments as well if you like. Trips last 6 hours and are
for one or two people only. Cost for the trip is $250 and must be
booked in advance.
New Premium Weldcraft Boats Now Available to Rent or Buy
Click here to get fishing report.
The State has eliminated the hard copy license therefore Lake Purdy can no longer sell Fishing and Hunting License. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Store Hours now 6AM-8PM Seven Days a Week.