Lake Purdy, Let's Go Fishing
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

Contact info:    (205) 991-9107

Location         3780 Boat Launch Rd.

                      Birmingham, AL  35242

 Mapquest Directions          

*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.

Note:  Some 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

Pontoon Palooza

  Rent a Pontoon for as little as $67 plus tax for two hours.

  Get all the boat rental prices here, Rental Rates

You 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.
Fish for Food, Fun or Cash

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

Week 22

Zac Hall James Carroll     13.72 5 1 15 $120.00
Roger Williamson Mitchell Clay     11.75 5 2 13 $50.00
Ben Jones Todd Skinner     8.94 5 3 11 $30.00
Jeff England       8.04 5 5 8  
Caiden Sinclair Tristan Hendricks   4.40 8.41 4 4 8 $50.00
Michael Forrester Chris Leathers     5.86 5 7 7  
Clint Wallace John Foster     4.57 5 8 7  
Mike Wolfe Billy Milton     6.42 4 6 6  
Larry Nix Terry Stephenson     3.93 3 9 5  
Robert Combs Juan Pinom         10 2  

Justin Hefner John Brasher Michael Brasher 18 199 3.61 142.09 7.89 $885.00
Michael Forrester  Chris Leathers Scott Lewis 21 160 5.76 116.80 5.56 $272.00
Mike Wolfe Billy Milton Felicia Milton 22 157 5.82 116.31 5.29 $561.00
Roger Williamson Mitchell Clay John Williamson    Becky Williamson 16 145 5.56 111.66 6.98 $695.00
Jeff England Aaron England Keith Owens     Michael Miller        Billy Guthrie 14 141 3.79 114.95 8.21 $624.50
Ben Jones Todd Skinner Jason Whitson 13 126 4.46 98.05 7.54 $579.00
Rob Smith Zac Davis Melanie Smith     Frankie Howard    Dennis Mitchell 10 96 4.80 74.72 7.47 $550.00
Richard Williamson Terry Wood   14 89 5.64 63.93 4.57 $221.00
Zac Hall James Carroll   10 82 5.30 59.47 5.95 $357.00
Larry Nix Terry Stephenson Wes Glassey      Scott Mooneyham    Rose Stephenson 18 81 8.22 53.72 2.98 $287.50
Eddie Buzbee Philip Hyche Billy Wilson 14 80 7.14 48.47 3.46 $340.00
Garrett Langer David Smith John Norris         Alex Jessen 7 77 3.14 64.99 9.28 $221.00
Clint Wallace Austin Wallace Chris Thomas 10 65 6.10 49.04 4.90 $242.00
Caiden Sinclair Hunter Gibson Gary Martin                   Jeff Gibson  Tristan Hendricks 7 56 6.142857 43.54 6.22 $238.00
Philip Jones Dru Jones   6 38 6.50 26.79 4.47 $84.00
Robert Combs Juan Pinom Doug Bowers       Jason Smith 12 36 9.67 13.27 1.11  
Paul Renda Danny Hamaker   2 27 2.00 18.73 9.37 $159.00
David Gambrell Ben Gambrell Thomas Rich 6 24 10.17 11.31 1.89  
Travis Petrey Mimi Savoie   2 16 6.50 12.77 6.39 $34.00
Brandon Bilek Tom Paduch   2 15 6.50 9.94 4.97 $64.00
Clint Pilkington Joey Chambers   1 11 3.00 9.69 9.69 $42.00
Race Harrison Chris Lindsey   1 9 4.00 7.18 7.18 $34.00
Jason Priecko Chris Hallman   2 9 10.00 6.44 3.22  
Ryan Wallace Allen Terrell   2 8 9.50 4.87 2.44  
Stephen McKinney Shannon Brock   4 8 8.75 0.00 0.00  
Chris Hulsey Justin Nelson   2 8 7.00 3.54 1.77  
Marcus Lyons Brett Henderson   1 7 7.00 0.00 0.00  
Nick Malesko Jeff Miller   2 7 12.00 3.68 1.84  
Brandon Payne Jacob Turner   2 4 11.50 0.00 0.00  
18 tied @     1 2 7.00 0.00 0.00  

Prize Money distributed thus far:


47 Teams represented so far - 10 different winners

Biggest Fish so far: 8.47 pounds - Rob Smith/Zac Davis - 5/2/14

Biggest Sack so far: 19.01 pounds - Clint Wallace/Austin Wallace - 4/18/14

Bold indicates qualified for Classic

Ben Jones and Todd Skinner get 3rd victory in Week 21

Todd 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.

Week 21

Ben Jones Todd Skinner     12.88 5 1 15 $98.00
Zac Hall James Carroll   4.52 9.94 5 2 13 $77.00
Roger Williamson Mitchell Clay     9.17 5 3 11  
Larry Nix Terry Stephenson     4.05 3 4 7  
Michael Forrester       3.37 3 5 6  

Now Renting

Wet and Wild Kayaks

Kayaks are simple and fun to rent
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

Fall hours

now open 6AM to 7:30PM Everyday

 New all-welded boats have arrived. Still rents for only $15 a day. 

Winner! Winner! Winner!

Chicken Dinners

Tim Isbell wins $100 for Big Catfish of June

Tim Isbell caught his 11 lb 14 oz Flathead Catfish on 6/20 with a lipless crankbait while bass fishing. 

Jimmy Overstreet won $100 for this 7.5 lb Large mouth he caught and  released on Sunday, May 11 the biggest bass of the month.
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.
Victor Lockhart got some slab crappie with minnows. The biggest was 1 lb 9 oz.

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
Kids never forget their first fish

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.

Hannah Whittington caught this 4 lb spot with her dad, Clint Wallace on May 11.

Open 7 Days a Week
6AM to 8PM

Terelan Smith used a crankbait to catch this 2 lb Spotted Bass on Sunday 2/23.
Book a Guide trip with one of our world famous Lake Purdy Guides

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.

Treat 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.

Hours 6 AM to 8 PM  7 days a week

New Premium Weldcraft Boats Now Available to Rent or Buy 
This will also make some of our used wide jon boats available for purchase.
The 1444 pictured above features deep sides and a extended front casting deck.  It has no center seat and will hold four people.  Below is the 1544 which also features deep sides .080 aluminum and three seats.  It is fifteen feet long and 44 inches wide on the floor and has a capacity of 5 people.

Used Jon Boats Starting at $400
 Open 7 days a week 6AM to 8PM
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fishing report
                     Pontoon                                     Guide Boat our best fishing boat   Notice: Fishing License are only available this year online at or by calling 888-848-6887.

The State has eliminated the hard copy license therefore Lake Purdy can no longer sell Fishing and Hunting License.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

Lake Purdy is one of the few places in Alabama which still offers a full lakeside tackle/bait shop, boat rental, rod rental, free bank fishing, and Nissan outboard motor repair (link). The lake is a pristine source of drinking water for the area so it is completely development free and the fish are excellent to eat!  Because no private boats are allowed on Lake Purdy, fishing pressure is reduced and we still have an excellent population of Large Mouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Crappie, Bream, Catfish and more.  If you're looking for an inexpensive getaway, we have picnic areas, pontoon boats, free bank fishing, and beautiful sunsets!  Come out to enjoy a day fishing or just getting out of the house.

Store Hours now 6AM-8PM Seven Days a Week.

You can call ahead and let us know your coming at 991-9107 but we don't take reservations.  We have over 60 boats so you can fish when you want and reservations are not neededAlso, the water board does not permit the launching of private boats.



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