3780 Boat Launch Road, Birmingham 35242
Phone (205) 991-9107
Fourth of July
Bring the family fishing
open 6AM to 8PM Tuesday-Sunday
Closed on Mondays
Jack Taylor with 5.75 lb Large mouth caught and released with a crankbait
Brayden Davis had his birthday party at Lake Purdy June 13th and he caught this
2.5 lb large mouth bass using a plastic worm.
for the Biggest Crappie in June*
Richard Fields, Jr. won $100 for his 1 lb 14 oz Crappie, The Biggest of June
Mike Williams got his 1 lb 2 oz crappie using a minnow.
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% PAYOUTJonathan McMillen and Brandon Brashear are on a roll
Win two weeks in row
Also winning money over the last two weeks were Jason Whitson whose 4.02 lb bass got the big fish prize in Week 13. Jason Priecko and Chris Hallman just missed winning in Week 12, only .11 lbs short of first. Robert Tunnell and Autrey McCloud finished in the money in their first tournament of the season, capturing 3rd in Week 12.
Open Tuesday through Sunday 6 AM - 8 PM
"Fish don't bite on Mondays" Izaak Walton, The Compleat Angler
Bream all over the Solar Bees
(about 5 degrees cooler after summer storms this week)
Lake Level: Full pool. Water clear and clean
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. I was on vacation last week, fishing a pond I've never been to. So I used my go to lure to locate fish, trolling a rooster tail spinner. I first caught some white perch near the surface then switched to a 1/4 ounce yellow rooster tail which picked up several one pound bluegills pictured below.
Kenthefisherman on vacation last week
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.
Nick Wolfe with 5 lb 2 oz large mouth caught and released May 30
Get Your Crappie!
Parker Davis used a minnow to get his 1 pound crappie on May 10th
Shaun Meyer with 2 pound crappie on crank bait 5/10/15
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.
Now Open 6AM to 8PM
Tuesday through Sunday
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 needed. Also, the water board does not permit the launching of private boats.
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.
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
That's one big carp Coy Arrowood shot with a bow and arrow on May 7th
David Wilson with 5 lb plus large mouth on March 4th
Pictured below is David Moore with a 4lb Large Mouth he caught in shallow water with a spinner bait.
Buddy Bunn with 5.1 Spot Bill Campbell with nice Large Mouth
Both caught and released February 7th
RJ Blackburn with 5 lb Large Mouth on jig January 31
Lake Purdy back to full pool!
John Ard got a 6.5 lb and 4.25 lb bass by bouncing a crank bait on the bottom about 8 feet deep on a cold and windy day.
William and Gary Jordan with a stringer of Cats caught after the rain Dec. 6th
Hours: 6AM till 7PM Tues-Sunday
Location 3780 Boat Launch Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35242
*4 Miles Northeast of Hwy 280 on Hwy 119
*25 Minutes From Downtown Birmingham
John Richardson caught a double limit of bass with a crank bait on Oct. 19. He released all his fish including the 2.5 lb spotted bass pictured above.
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.
Lake Charles caught this 8.75 lb carp with red worms in mid October
Winner! Winner! Winner!
Chicken Dinners2014 Season Ending Classic
won by Hall and Carroll
Correction: The previous report on the season ending Classic incorrectly listed Terry Wood as Roger Williamson's partner. Mitchell Clay was Roger Williamson's partner as corrected in the report above.
Arthur Halloway bought some night crawlers and caught some catfish off the bank this fall. There is never a charge to fish off the bank at Lake Purdy.
Debra Celeri with recent $50 catch and release Bass
Buddy Bunn with 3 lb spot caught on top water Zara Spook.
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.
New Premium Weldcraft Boats Now Available to Rent or Buy
The State has eliminated the hard copy license therefore Lake Purdy can no longer sell Fishing and Hunting License. Sorry for the inconvenience.