Hours: 6AM till 7PM Tues-Sunday

Closed Mondays

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

 


Lake Purdy, Let's Go Fishing
3780 Boat Launch Road, Birmingham 35242
Phone (205) 991-9107

Jordan and Stanley Gaines with Jayden Quicksey with some of the catfish and bream they caught with night crawlers on a pontoon excursion on August 1.
Fishing Statistics August 1
       Water Temperature: 86.3 degrees
                                                            (down about 6 degrees from last week)

Lake Level:   Down 6 inches from full pool.  Water being pulled at the Dam (good fishing when the dams open)

Night time fishing at Lake Purdy: If you have never fished at night now is a good time to start.  It's hot out there in the middle of the day.  You can rent any of the boats at Lake purdy for night time, which means you can stay out past our closing time of 8PM.  Any boat rented for night has to have regulation running lights.  We don't rent the lights so you have to have your own.  We sell them in the store for $29.95 for the set or you can buy them where ever you want.  If you are renting one of our pontoon or guide boats, they are equipped with running lights so you don't have to have your own.  You can rent a boat for the evening any time after 2PM and it is not due until 8AM the next morning.  You don't have to stay all night.  Most people don't.  We give you a combination to the gate lock so you can leave when ever you want.  The store is closed at night so make sure to bring extra food and bait.  Some extra lights would also be useful, it's dark out there.  Beavers like to silently swim up to your boat and slap their tails on the surface which might your heart skip a beat.

Gary Douglas with his children Bella and Luscion on 7/25
Tip of the Week: Summer trolling is a good way to catch a variety of fish. The trick is vary your speed and line diameter to reach different depths.  And you can almost always catch bream on the solar bees with crickets or red worms.
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.

Bream all over the Solar Bees
Good Eating!
Tim Horton with his grandsons, Jorden, Taylor and Jacob Messner


Still good Advice:  If you have never been to Lake Purdy and want to catch some bream without much effort, go to the Solar Bees and fish up and down on these pump islands in the deepest part of the lake. The trick is to use a small fine wire hook (size 8 or 10) and light line with no float and minimal weight to allow for a slow fall.
Graduate Daniel Newton with nice Spotted Bass caught and released
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.
Get ready for competitive Bass Fishing

Friday Night Tournament
 Bass Fishing Contest 2015

Friday Nights 6PM-12 AM, April 3-August 28

Half Price Night Time Boat Rentals, 100% PAYOUT


Week 18

Mike Wolfe and Billy Milton win easy putting heat on leaders!


Mike Wolfe and Billy Milton caught their limit of 5 nice bass including the big bass of the night, 3.7 lbs.  Their total weight of 12.05 lbs won them $170 for week 18.  Second place went to Jeff England and his son Aaron with a limit of 9.35 lbs.  And third went to warm water fishermen, Ben Jones and Todd Skinner with 8.71 lbs

Week 17
Roger Williamson and Mitchell Clay solidify series lead.

Season Points leaders Roger Williamson and Mitchell Clay move closer to their first season championship with a slim win in Week 17.  Teir total weight of 9.48 lbs was only .02 lbs ahead of Mike Forrester and Chris Leathers who were looking for thier first win of the season.  Jeff England and Tony Marlowe captured third with 5 fish weighing 8.91 lbs.  Billy Milton and Mike Wolfe took home some money with the big fish of the night, 5.22 lbs.  But they could only land one other keeper which gave them only 6.54 lbs for total weight which was only good enough for 5th place overall.
 
Open Tuesday through Sunday 6 AM - 8 PM
Closed Monday

 "Fish don't bite on Mondays" Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
Get Your Crappie!

Mess of Crappie caught July 22 with Bobby Garland crappie jigs by Eric Johnson and Zach Parson


Parker Davis used a minnow to get his 1 pound crappie on May 10th

Crappie Bait
Crappie like minnows.  Live minnows are always popular.  Keep them alive longer by hooking them through the eyes with a number 4 or 2 size aberdeen hook.  Some people prefer artificial lures made to imitate minnows.  One of the best we have are the hand tied Rone's jig which you can see in the Lake Purdy store.  Byron Mize pictured above has perfected this jig to catch crappie in Lake Purdy.

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.

.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.




Now Open 6AM to 8PM
 Tuesday through Sunday

Closed Mondays

Lake Purdy, over 1,000 acres surrounded by 7800 acres of wilderness
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.

You can call ahead and let us know your coming at 991-9107 but we don't take reservations.  We have over 70 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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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.



Guide, Richy Rich, with 6 lb large mouth caught and released 2/7/15

Maddy Cole with large mouth caught with Purdy guide, Rich Richardson


Lake Purdy back to full pool!

 
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