Let's Go Fishing! Lake Purdy

Happy Easter! Thanks for All the Fish!


Big turnout for Good Friday Tournament
Seventeen boats showed up for the regular Friday night contest on Good Friday.  Clint Wallace and his son, Austin (pictured above) won with a total weight of 19.01 lbs for 5 fish.  They caught the two, 5 lb bass pictured above before dark in the grass with spinnerbaits and chatterbaits.  They picked up the other 3 keepers in the main lake with a big bass jig after dark.  But they didn't get the big fish of the night.  That honor, a 6.80 lb largemouth, went to Phillip Hyche (pictured below) fishing with Eddie Buzbee.  That lunker helped them capture 2nd place ($170) with a total weight of 10.02 lbs.  Third went to Garrett Langer and partner with 7.41 lbs. Fourth went to new participants, Race Harrison and Chris Lindsey, with 7.18 lbs. Join in the fun next Friday night.  All are welcome and boats are half price for the contest.  Get the details by clicking this link, Friday night tournament.

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

 Fishing Statistics April 19
Water surface temperature:  65.4 degrees 
Lake Clarity:  Stained
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ake Level:  Full pool

Notice: Wind and rain Good Friday resulted in the best Friday night tournament of the year by far, over 19 lbs for 5 fish was the winning weight.  Phillip Hyche got the Big Fish of the night 6.8 lbs.  Good Crappie fishing for trollers on Saturday, April 19th.  Jesse Mason got two crappie over 2 lbs including the big crappie of the month so far, 2lb 2oz.  That fish will win $100 by the end of the month unless you come out and get a bigger one by April 30th.

 check out this weeks crappie catches.


Jesse Mason caught these 2lb crappie on Saturday, April 19th trolling.  His biggest was 2lb 2oz which puts him in the lead to win $100 for the biggest crappie by the end of April.

Jimmy Todd and Derk Smith with a string of spawning crappie on 4/16

Derk Smith with the Biggest Crappie of the Day 1lb 9oz

Danielle Tsimpides with slab crappie caught with a jig Saturday, April 12
Darren Williford got his sack of crappie deep on the Solar Bees (15 to 20 feet) with minnows on Sunday, April 13th.

Isaac and James Whetstone caught their double limit of crappie on April 5th using jigs.


Theo Alpaugh got his nice Spotted Bass with a Chartreuse Pumpkin lizard

Double limit of Bass on 3/31 by Cody Oliver, Austyn Graff and Cody Phillips using R-L-Traps.

April is Crappie month

  $100 instant cash for a 3 pound crappie

Weigh-in your big Crappie

The biggest by the end of April which did not win instant cash will win $100

  To qualify you must catch the fish from a Lake Purdy rental boat and only one cash award per person/boat. 

Friday Night Contest off to a Great Start


Mitchell Clay and Roger Williamson have earned $390 by winning the first two weeks of the Friday night bass contest.  The contest has averaged 13 boats a week and runs from 6PM to Midnight every Friday night through August.  Everybody is welcome so join in and win.  Boats are half price for contestants. Get the details and results by clicking this link, Friday Night Contest.


Week Number 2, April 11

TEAM   SUBS BIG FISH TOTAL WEIGHT # FISH PLACE POINTS PRIZE MONEY
Roger Williamson Mitchell Clay   4.32 11.47 5 1 15 187
Justin Hefner John Brasher     7.04 5 2 13 55
Mike Wolfe Brian Thrasher     6.35 5 3 11 33
Jeff England Aaron England     6.2 5 4 9  
Rob Smith Zac Davis     6.09 5 5 8  
Robert Combs Jason Smith     5.43 5 6 7  
Richard Williamson TerryWood     4.59 4 6 6  
Eddie Buzbee Billy Wilson     3.99 4 6 6  
Philip Jones Dru Jones           2  
Michael Forrester  Chris Leathers Scott Lewis         2  
Stephen McKinney Shannon Brock           2  









YEAR-TO-DATE     WEEKS FISHED POINTS PRIZE MONEY % AVG. FINISH AVG. WGT PRIZE MONEY
Roger Williamson Mitchell Clay   2 30 66% 1.0 9.29 $390.00
Jeff England Aaron England   2 22 18% 3.0 6.45 $105.00
Justin Hefner John Brasher   2 21 9% 3.5 6.03 $55.00
Rob Smith Zach Davis   2 19 7% 4.0 6.31 $42.00
Mike Wolfe Brian Thrasher Billy Miller 2 16   4.5 5.32  
Michael Forrester  Chris Leathers Scott Lewis 2 11   5.0 3.15  
Richard Williamson Terry Wood   2 11   5.5 3.87  
Eddie Buzbee Billy Wilson Billy Wilson 2 8   6.0 2.00  
Robert Combs Jason Smith   1 7   6.0 5.43  
Philip Jones Dru Jones   2 6   6.0 1.09  
Stephen McKinney Shannon Brock   2 4   6.0    
Clint Wallace Austin Wallace   1 2   6.0    
Alex King Stone Turner   1 2   6.0    
Zac Hall James Carroll   1 2   6.0    
Justin Geissler Nick Geissler   1 2   6.0    
              Total592.00


Robbie Oliver with 2 3/4 lb Crappie caught about 15' deep on the solar bees with a minnow March 9th.  Just missed $100  Instant Cash award.



Noah Seritt caught these Slab Crappie fishing with his dad, Jeremy, and his uncle Jeff on March 22.



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.



Fishing Tip for April
   Crappie have been moving up and then retreating back when a cold snap comes in.  Most of the reliable crappie fishing is deep, about 8' to 15'.  Fishing the shallow trees can be productive especially early and when the winds are calm and the clouds are out.

Open 7 Days a week 6 AM to 7 PM


John Thomas with a crappie limit 15' deep on 3/5

Randall Primous with slab crappie 3/5

Zach Parsons and Anthony Costello with a double limit on 3/7

Darren Williford with 1 1/2 lb Crappies on 3/8 with minnows
First Weekend of March was Big Bass Time
Michael Miller caught this 23 1/2 lb. Stripe bass with a Rat-L-Trap on 3/1/14.

Jeff England caught and released the biggest Largemouth of this year, 8 lb. 13 oz


Mike Wolfe caught and released his 6 lb 7 oz

Garrett Langer got his 5 lb 4 oz bass on spinnerbait


Wesley Wolfe with 7 lb 13 oz largemouth caught and released on February 22nd. 


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.

Justin Rich just missed $100 with this 2 3/4 lb black crappie also caught on March 1st. A great fishing day at Lake Purdy


Andy Sizemore with a limit of slab crappie caught on the Solar bees 2/23



Tim Isbell caught a limit of Crappie on a cold, windy Wednesday, 2/26.  He was using Bobby Garland jigs 2 feet under a bobber and he caught most of fish on one tree.

Darren Williford got his Limit of Crappie using Minnows on Sunday, 2/23.

Terry Black also caught his limit of Crappie Sunday using minnows on shallow trees.

Open 7 Days a Week
6AM to 7PM


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 7 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 5:30PM
Click here to get
fishing report
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                     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-7PM 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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Hours: 6AM till 7PM 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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