Summer rains will pop up any time
But No worries
Don't let it stop you from enjoying a trip to Lake Purdy

Reservation change and rain check policy
Reservations are non-refundable.  However, you can change the time or date of your reservation with at least 24 hour notice before your scheduled reservation for any reason.  If a rain storm interrupts your reservation for more than 1/2 of your reserved time we will give you a rain check to schedule for another time.  You must be present at Lake Purdy to claim and receive a rain check.
                           
Lake Purdy Summer Hours
6AM to 8PM Everyday but Monday
last boats due in by 7:30PM

The Lake Purdy Friday Night Bass contest is catch and release.  So the fish are back in the lake for future fisherman.  On July 24th, Team LocAL's Jerrod Atkins returned his fish, including the big fish of the night of 3.72 lbs, to Lake Purdy.

Lake Purdy Boat Only Night Time Rental Now Available

After 5PM customer who have their own motors and running lights can rent a boat to fish past our closing time of 8PM into the evening.  No reservation is necessary.  We are not renting motor boats, bass boats or pontoon boats for night rentals.

New Policies are in Place to assure the safety of our customers and staff please read

Boat Rentals by Reservation

Pontoons and Bass Boats for the weekends will require a reservation
Tuesday through Friday Walk On Boat Rentals are possible
Call ahead to make sure The Boat you want is available.


  • Boat rentals will by paid reservations.  The reservation phone line (205) 991-9107 will be open from 9 AM to 5PM Tuesday through Friday and you will be able to reserve boats for the upcoming Saturday and Sunday or any weekday up to seven days in advance.  Because we are busy with customers on the weekend we will not be able to take reservations on the phone on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Phone reservations will require payment by credit or debit card at the time of the reservation.  Rain checks for a future rental will be issued for bad weather or, with 24 hours prior notice, for change of plans.   
  • Reservations for 3 or 6 hour time slots starting at 6AM, 9:30AM, 1PM, or 4:30PM.
  • Latest boat rental due in at 7:30 PM
  • Boat capacity will be reduced to 8 people for the largest pontoons and 4 people for the smaller pontoons.  Pontoon occupancy will be restricted to single families or parties traveling together to the Boat Landing.
  • All other rental boats, including bass boats, motor boats and jon boats without motors are restricted to a maximum of 3 people per boat.
  • Night time rentals are for Boats only.  Customers must have their own motor and regulation running lights.
  • Lake Purdy will no longer rent fishing poles, anchors,  trolling motors, or batteries.  Most of these items are available in the store for purchase.
Reservation change and rain check policy
  • Reservations are non-refundable.  However, you can change the time or date of your reservation with at least 24 hour notice before your scheduled reservation for any reason.  If a rain storm interrupts your reservation for more than 1/2 of your reserved time we will give you a rain check to schedule for another time.  You must be present at Lake Purdy to claim and receive a rain check.

These are some additional procedures we have instituted to maintain  safe operations for our customers and staff.

  • We will limit the number of people in the bait store to a maximum of 8 people. 
  • Spacing for check out will be marked on the floor to maintain 6 feet of separation.
  • All life jacket and paddles will be disinfected before and after each rental.
  • Our staff will wear mask and will maintain social distancing when  instructing customers on safe boat and motor operations.
  • Lake Purdy staff has always taken pride in providing assistance to our boat rental customers.  However, for this limited reopening, our staff will not permitted to handle or load customers equipment onto the boats.  At the end of the boat rental, customers are required to return life jackets and paddles to designated containers for disinfecting.  This will help protect our staff who have previously assisted customers with these tasks.
  • Customers requiring help to load and unload rental boats will need to bring a family member to provide this assistance.
  • No convenience fees will be charged for card purchases.
Renda and Smeraglia win again in Week 8

    Last year's champions, Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia, won for the second time in 2020 with a total weight of 13.72 lbs. Last year's champions have benefited from consistency this season.  They have weighed in their five fish limit every week and their average fish is 2.29 lbs.  Six time classic champion, Jeff England and Tony Marlowe got the big fish of the night 5.485 lbs and second place with 12.3lbs.  Rounding out the top three was Team Money, Zac Hall and Johnny Hill with 9.96 lbs.  We are only halfway through the Friday night contest at this point so new teams are welcome every Friday night 6 PM to 12 Midnight. Click this link Friday Tournament for details and all the rules.

Points Standing After Week 9, August 7th, 2020

                   Team                                                         Points          Total Wt.           Purse
1.  Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia                                   111 pts       102.96 lbs      $635 
2.  Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                                               106 pts        97.32 lbs       $672
3.  Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell                                    91 pts          83.31 lbs      $561
4.  Mike Forrester/ Chris Leathers/Scott Lewis            82 pts          79.51 lbs      $135
5.  Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe                                  79 pts          75.36 lbs       $155
6. Dennis and Mike Faulkner                                       54 pts          49.456 lbs         $0
7. Evan Denenburg/ Trent Gilmore                              46 pts          43.94 lbs         $40
8. Jeff England/ Tony Marlowe                                     39 pts          38.07 lbs        $127

 

Courtney, Willow and Train Cox caught bass on their pontoon trip over the Memorial Day weekend

Wes and Randy Hagood caught a mess of 2 lb plus crappie this week.
David Grindle, 9 years old, caught this stringer of bass using a spinner bait and a Carolina Rigged lizard

 Boat Reservation Line now open

(205) 991-9107
9AM - 5PM Tuesday - Friday
Reservation Line is closed on the weekend
Lake Purdy Boat rentals now has a capacity limitation which does not allow us to rent all boats.  That is why we are now taking paid phone reservations Tuesday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM for all boats rentals up to a week in advance. Will will not be taking phone reservations on Saturday or Sunday because we are busy serving customers who have reservations. On Monday we are closed.  Please realize, because of our capacity limitation,  you may not be able to walk in without a reservation and get a boat, even though you may see empty boats on the landing. 
Eric Cleckler caught his limit of Crappie (30) on May 16th using crappie minnows.  He was fishing between 18' -20' deep.
Rogers Rose, Jr caught this 2lb shellcracker May 17th with a red worm


New pontoons are now renting
Call for reservations 9AM to 5PM (205) 991-9107 Tuesday through Fridays

Brian Brooks was catching slab Crappie before the recent shut down and he is ready to get back on Lake Purdy
once we are out of the woods.  



Will Allison with slab crappie.  More fish like this are enjoying the reduce fishing pressure during the 2020 spawning season.  Should be a bumper crop next year.