Daylight Saving time Ends Nov. 1st
We will lose an hour at the end of the day
So starting Sunday Lake Purdy winter hours will be
6AM to 5PM
Wednesday through Sunday
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Fall Fishing is Great at Lake Purdy

Pontoon are great for viewing Fall foliage
Reservations are recommended for Pontoons and Bass Boats for the weekends to assure you get the boat you want and when you want it.
Walk On Boat Rentals are okay if you want to come out without a reservation but you may want to call ahead to make sure the Boat you want is available.

Brandon Brazil with a 1lb 11oz October Crappie
Lake Purdy Fall Hours
open
Wednesday 6AM to 7PM
Thursday 6AM to 7PM
Friday 6AM to 7PM
Saturday 6AM to 7PM
Sunday 6AM to 7PM
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays

Kapp Vandergrift with a fall large mouth. Fish are biting now with water temperatures dropping.

England and Marlowe are now Seven Time Classic Champions

   Jeff England is now a seven time Classic Champion with his win on October 2nd of the 2020 Classic Championship with his partner Tony Marlowe.   It's was a good night for big bass and heavy sacks. Winning weight was 16.75 lbs included the big fish of 7.13 Lbs.  Second place went to Alex Smeraglia and Paul Renda with 15.36 lbs and a big fish of 5.863.  Third went to 2020 Points Champions, Zac Hall and Johnny Hill with 13.115 lbs and fourth went to Mike and Tyler Wolfe with 12.05 lbs including their big fish of 6.93 lbs.
The Points Championship was hotly contested all summer with the Team Money, Zac Hall and Johnny Hill, prevailing in the final weeks over Paul Renda and Alex Smeraglia.  Final Points Standings are presented below. 
 A series of Wild Cat Friday Night contest is on tap for October this year.  No take out for these contests.  All the entry fee money will be awarded for each contest.  And you can fish with anyone you want.  Try a new partner or switch it up just for fun. Call the store and express your interest (205) 991-9107. Click this link Friday Tournament for details and all the rules. 

Final 2020 Points Championship, September 25th, 2020
  Team                                           Points          Total Wt.           Purse
*1.  Zac Hall/ Johnny Hill                         187 pts        165.80 lbs    $928
*2.  Paul Renda/ Alex Smeraglia            178 pts       156.19 lbs     $732 
*3.  Mike Forrester/ Leathers/Lewis        161 pts       144.57 lbs     $473
*4.  Jerrod Atkins/Justin Russell              160 pts       142.17 lbs    $781
*5.  Mike, Nicholas & Tyler Wolfe             143 pts       129.61 lbs     $406
*7. Jeff England/ Tony Marlowe                90 pts         82.33 lbs      $338
*6. Dennis and Mike Faulkner                  83 pts          68.84 lbs         $0
+8. Evan Denenberg/ Trent Gilmore         53 pts          49.29 lbs       $40
*9. Charlie Burns/ Karen Hallmark            30 pts         18.47 lbs          $0
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 Fall Hours
6AM to 7PM Wednesday through Sunday
last boats due in by 6:30PM
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Want to learn how to Bass fish?

  Book a trip with our guide, Rich, to take you night fishing at Lake Purdy. Beat the heat and catch quality fish like Eric Roetler who went out with Rich this week.

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.  Also Lake Purdy no longer rents trolling motors or deep cycle batteries. 

 
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 Wednesday - 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 Wednesday 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 and Tuesday 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. 


New Policies are in Place to assure the safety of our customers and staff please read
  • Boat rentals will by paid reservations.  The reservation phone line (205) 991-9107 will be open from 9 AM to 5PM Wednesday 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.
New pontoons are now renting
Call for reservations 9AM to 5PM (205) 991-9107 Wednesday 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.