Let's Go Fishing! Lake Purdy

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.

July is "Take a kid Fishing Month"
 $25 to the 4 best kid's catch of the month

Destiny and Jazmine Burley with Bass, Bream and Catfish on Night Crawlers 7/5

Rachel and Liam Allison with Spotted bass on crank baits 7/6

Kaiden Rittenhoose with 1lb 2 oz bass on lipless crank bait 7/4

   Parker Porrill with Catfish           Hunter Hinson with 1 lb Crappie 7/11
All kids under 16 in a rental boat are qualified to win the Cash for Lunkers award.  No other cost to enter.  Just bring your fish to the landing from 6AM to 8PM to weigh-in and get your photo taken.
Only one Award per person/boat.

Expanded summer hours

now open 6AM to 8PM Everyday

Mike Wolfe and Billy Milton get second win in a row in Week 15

Mike Wolfe (pictured above with 5.83 lb bass) and Billy Milton dominated on Friday, July 11th, with a total weight of 14.17 lbs and the big fish of the night pictured above.  They earned $225 for the night .  Even if they threw out the Big Bass they would still have finished tied for first with the second place team of Justin Hefner and John Brasher, with 8.34 lbs.  In only their third outing of the season, Hunter Gibson and Travis Petrey collected third place money with 7.73 lbs.

  The Tournaments continue every Friday night from 6PM to Midnight until the end of August.  Participants get half price boats.  Join the fun next week.  Get more details by clicking Tournaments.

Week 15

Mike Wolfe Billy Milton   5.83 14.17 5 1 15 $225.00
Justin Hefner John Brasher     8.34 5 2 13 $75.00
  Hunter Gibson Travis Petrey   7.73 5 3 11 $45.00
Roger Williamson Mitchell Clay     6.91 5 4 9 $30.00
Eddie Buzbee Philip Hyche     6.88 5 5 8  
Jeff England Aaron England     6.56 5 6 7  
Jason Priecko       6.44 5 7 7  
Mike Forrester Chris Leathers     6.26 5 8 7  
Ben Jones   Jason Whitson   6.24 5 9 7  
Zac Hall James Carroll     6.06 5 10 7  
Ben Gambrell Thomas Rich     4.71 5 11 7  
Larry Nix Terry Stephenson     2.48 2 12 4  
Philip Jones Dru Jones         13 2  
Robert Combs   Juan Pinom       13 2  
Nick Malesko Jeff Miller         13 2  

Justin Hefner John Brasher Michael Brasher 15 162 3.87 111.21 7.41 $658.00
Michael Forrester  Chris Leathers Scott Lewis 15 108 6.13 77.46 5.16 $33.00
Mike Wolfe Billy Milton Felicia Milton 15 106 5.87 75.69 5.05 $381.00
Jeff England Aaron England Keith Owens     Michael Miller 10 102 3.70 83.70 8.37 $506.50
Roger Williamson Mitchell Clay John Richardson 9 91 4.78 64.31 7.15 $645.00
Rob Smith Zac Davis Melanie Smith     Frankie Howard    Dennis Mitchell 9 89 4.67 68.46 7.61 $550.00
Garrett Langer David Smith John Norris         Alex Jessen 6 68 3.00 55.79 9.30 $221.00
Eddie Buzbee Philip Hyche Billy Wilson 11 57 7.09 34.06 3.10 $170.00
Ben Jones Todd Skinner Jason Whitson 6 55 5.50 41.84 6.97 $251.00
Richard Williamson Terry Wood   9 54 6.56 36.48 4.05 $85.00
Clint Wallace Austin Wallace Chris Thomas 8 50 6.00 38.19 4.77 $242.00
Zac Hall James Carroll   6 50 5.17 35.85 5.98 $160.00
Larry Nix Terry Stephenson Wes Glassey      Scott Mooneyham 11 48 8.36 32.37 2.94 $287.50
Philip Jones Dru Jones   6 38 6.50 26.79 4.47 $84.00
Caiden Sinclair Hunter Gibson Travis Petrey 3 27 5.33 18.30 6.10 $78.00
Robert Combs Jason Smith Doug Bowers       Juan Pinom 9 25 9.67 8.22 0.91  
David Gambrell Ben Gambrell Thomas Rich 5 22 10.00 11.31 2.26  
Brandon Bilek Tom Paduch   2 15 6.50 9.94 4.97 $64.00
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  
12 tied @     1 2 7.00 0.00 0.00  

Prize Money distributed thus far:


38 Teams represented so far - 8 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

 Fishing Statistics July 12

Theo Alpaugh with 1 lb crappie and 1.25 bass caught with a Scrounger jig 7/4
Water surface temperature:  86 degrees surface temperature. 
Lake Clarity:  Clear
ake Level: Down one foot from full pool.  Water continues to be pulled at the dam creating currents in the Lake.

Note: It's the time of year when the lake level is starting to drop. That is usually a good sign for fishing enthusiast.  When the dam is open to augment the water supply, the currents created through the lake turn on the predator fish.  Bass position themselves on the down current side of structure to ambush bait fish moving with the flow.  So position the boat down current and throw a crank bait above points and drop offs and reel it back with the current.
      July is time to take a kid fishing.  Lake Purdy will award four $25 prizes to the best kid's catches of the month.  All kids under sixteen, fishing from a Lake Purdy rental boat are eligible.  Just bring your fish to the store during open hours, 6AM to 8PM and have your picture taken.  We will pick the best catches of the month (any species and not only the biggest can be the best).

Wes Wolfe caught and released this 6.2 oz large mouth on Saturday in the rain.
Fishing Tip for July

     Get ready for warm weather fishing when it is best to fish early in the morning or late in the afternoon.  Lake Purdy is now open everyday from 6AM to 8PM.  You can fish earlier or later if you have a set of running lights and make arrangements with Lake Purdy for after hours fishing.  Then you can fish as late or early as you want.  Call the store for more information (205) 991-9107.

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 6 AM to 7:30 PM

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.

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
Click here to get
fishing report
                     Pontoon                                     Guide Boat our best fishing boat   Notice: Fishing License are only available this year online at outdooralabama.com 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.



Hours: 6AM till 8PM 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


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