Phone (205) 991-9107
Note: Phone service has been restored. It has been off and on for the past two weeks. Sorry for the inconvenience. We should be good now.
Hours: 6AM till 8PM everyday
Location 3780 Boat Launch Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35242
*4 Miles Northeast of Hwy 280 on Hwy 119
*25 Minutes From Downtown Birmingham
Afternoon Delight Special is
Starting at 3 PM, rent any motorized boat for the 3 hour rate and keep it till closing (now 8PM). Seven days a week.
Fishing Statistics August 26
Cameron Williams, Brandy Ford and Keith Ford caught bass and catfish with Black plastic lizards on August 14th
Water Temperature: 87.5 degrees
Lake Level: Down 4.5 feet from full pool.
nice rain fell this week but it hasn't made much of a difference in the
level of the lake. Fishing has been very good as a result. Shallow
diving crank baits have been very good especially when bait fish appear
near the surface. Also try to bounce the crank baits off submerged
rocks as they start to emerge as the water continues to go down. We
expect the lake level will continue to drop through 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
Rent a Pontoon for as little as $67 plus tax for two hours.
Get all the boat rental prices here, Rental Rates
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.
David Allison took this picture, measured then released his Spotted Bass on 8/17. Computed weight was 2.155 lbs
August "Cash for Lunkers" goes to the two best catch and release bass of the month
$50 each to the two biggest bass of the month which are caught from a Lake Purdy rental boat, measured and/or weighed, photographed, then released immediately back into the Lake. Send the length and girth measurements and any details of the catch to firstname.lastname@example.org
Fishing with a 5-inch hyperstick (segmented dinger) on a 1\4 oz. Shaky Head, Debra enticed this 4.5 lb spotted bass on the backside of the little island outfront. Patience and perseverance the key sometimes, and that was the case here!
Brasher and Hefner win Week 20 and Lock-up
Season Points Championship
John Brasher, pictured above with two of his 5 solid keepers, won week 20 with a total weight of 13.26 lbs. The team of Brasher and Justin Hefner have locked up the season Points Championship with this weeks victory. Mike Wolfe and Billy Milton caught the big fish of the night, 4.69 lbs, and moved into a tie for 2nd in the points Championship with their second place this week. Last weeks winner and former champion, Paul Renda and Danny Hamaker, captured third in their second tournament of the season.
|TEAM||SUBS||BIG FISH||TOTAL WEIGHT||# FISH||PLACE||POINTS||$|
|Justin Hefner||John Brasher||13.26||5||1||15||$108.00|
|Mike Wolfe||Billy Milton||4.98||9.40||5||2||13||$90.00|
|Paul Renda||Danny Hamaker||8.70||5||3||11||$27.00|
|Ben Jones||Todd Skinner||8.56||5||4||9|
|Larry Nix||Terry Stephenson||5.36||5||5||8|
|Richard Williamson||Terry Wood||5.35||5||6||7|
|Roger Williamson||Mitchell Clay||5.04||5||8||7|
|Robert Combs||Juan Pinom||5.05||5||7||7|
|Jason Homen||Jason Rushing||9||2|
|YEAR-TO-DATE||SUBS||WEEKS FISHED||POINTS||AVG. FINISH||TOTAL WGT||AVG. WGT||$|
|Justin Hefner||John Brasher||Michael Brasher||18||199||3.61||142.09||7.89||$885.00|
|Michael Forrester||Chris Leathers||Scott Lewis||19||147||5.74||107.57||5.66||$272.00|
|Mike Wolfe||Billy Milton||Felicia Milton||20||147||5.80||108.01||5.40||$381.00|
|Jeff England||Aaron England||Keith Owens Michael Miller Billy Guthrie||13||133||3.69||106.91||8.22||$624.50|
|Roger Williamson||Mitchell Clay||John Williamson Becky Williamson||14||121||6.00||90.74||6.48||$645.00|
|Ben Jones||Todd Skinner||Jason Whitson||11||100||4.91||76.23||6.93||$451.00|
|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|
|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|
|Larry Nix||Terry Stephenson||Wes Glassey Scott Mooneyham Rose Stephenson||16||69||8.44||45.74||2.86||$287.50|
|Clint Wallace||Austin Wallace||Chris Thomas||9||58||5.89||44.47||4.94||$242.00|
|Caiden Sinclair||Hunter Gibson||7||56||6.14||43.54||6.22||$188.00|
|Zac Hall||James Carroll||8||54||6.25||35.85||4.48||$160.00|
|Philip Jones||Dru Jones||6||38||6.50||26.79||4.47||$84.00|
|Robert Combs||Jason Smith||Doug Bowers Juan Pinom||11||34||9.64||13.27||1.21|
|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:||$5,885.00|
|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|
Wet and Wild Kayaks
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
The following 4 pictures are the winners of the July Kid's Cash for Lunkers Contest
Trevor Leger knows "Chicks dig fisherman".
1.5 lb Cat and 14 oz Bream on 7/18 using Night Crawlers
Destiny and Jazmine Burley with Bass, Bream and Catfish on Night Crawlers 7/5
Hunter Hinson with 1 lb crappie
Congratulations to the winners $25 each
Pick up your cash at Lake Purdy on your next visit
Expanded summer hours
now open 6AM to 8PM Everyday
Fishing Tip for August
New all-welded boats have arrived. Still rents for only $15 a day.
Winner! Winner! Winner!
Tim Isbell caught his 11 lb 14 oz Flathead Catfish on 6/20 with a lipless crankbait while bass fishing.
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.
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
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.
Terelan Smith used a crankbait to catch this 2 lb Spotted Bass on Sunday 2/23.
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.
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.
New Premium Weldcraft Boats Now Available to Rent or Buy
Click here to get fishing report.
The State has eliminated the hard copy license therefore Lake Purdy can no longer sell Fishing and Hunting License. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Store Hours now 6AM-8PM Seven Days a Week.