This is a great opportunity to win $100 at Lake Purdy this month. Rent any boat and you are eligible to win by weighing in the big bass of November during store hours 6AM to 5:30PM any day but Monday.
First fish in the November Big Bass contest was weighed in by Kerry Cook. It was this nice 3lb 8oz large mouth caught 11/13/15 with a crankbait.
Brian Salisbury took the lead in the big bass contest on Nov. 15 with this 3lb 10oz spotted bass he caught with a spinner bait.
Kerry Cook is determined to win the November Big Bass contest so when Brian Salisbury took the lead from him on 11/15 he returned to Lake Purdy and caught this 4lb 5oz large mouth with a crank bait on 11/19. This is the fish to beat at the moment. You have til the end of the month. Remember we will be closed on Mondays and Thanksgiving Day.
All Day Special!
Rent any motorized boat for the 6 hour rate and keep it all day. 6AM til 5PM everyday but Monday. Includes Pontoons and fully rigged Guide Boats.
John Allen with Catfish he caught with night crawlers on 10/24
Fishing Statistics Nov 20
(lowest temperature of the season)
Lake Level: Lake leave has risen 2 feet over the last week. The Lake is likely to stay at this level until the end of the year in order that the drilling work at the dam can be completed. (good fishing when the dam is open)
Winter tackle sale starts this weekend
20% off all tackle
All day special lets you fish all for the six hour price. All day any day.
Tony Mcleod caught this 2 lb 5 oz crappie with a crawfish crankbait on 10/24.
He won $100. This November you can win $100 for a big bass.
Daylight savings time ends New hours 6AM to 5:30PM
Double rainbow ends at Lake Purdy Nov 6. Great sign for fishing this weekend.
Kids are catching fish now!
Aston McLeod with slab crappies caught 10/24
Henry Gilchrist with 2.5 bass on green pumpkin Zoom worm on Saturday, 10/17
Jaxson Wood used a carolina rigged, green pumpkin Zoom
worm to catch his first bass on Oct. 12th
Catlin Cox with 8lb 14oz largemouth Ken with Lake Purdy Guide, Gary Goodwin
Hours: 6AM till 6:30PM Tues-Sunday
Location 3780 Boat Launch Rd.
Birmingham, AL 35242
*4 Miles Northeast of Hwy 280 on Hwy 119
*25 Minutes From Downtown Birmingham
Michael Thomas caught this 1lb 6oz crappie with a tuffie minnow near the Grantsmill Road Bridge on 10/23.
6 AM to 5:30 PM
Tuesday through Sunday
New Guide Boats now renting on All Day Special
New Fully Rigged Fishing Boats are ready to rent. They feature all new bow mounted trolling motors, fish finders with color displays, aerated live well, pedestal seats, running lights and more. These new boats are available for the All Day Special, now every day pay only $115 plus tax for rental for all day 6AM to 5PM.
Book a Guide trip with one of our world famous Lake Purdy Guides
Reserve a time call 991-9107
Gary showing one of the nice spotted bass
he showed me how to catch on October 14th.
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
Big and Little-Great Fun!
7lb bass released by Mike Wolfe Anna Cate and Marko Maglic with first Fish!
Friday Night Tournament
Bass Fishing Contest 2015
Friday Nights 6PM-12 AM, April 3-August 28
Half Price Night Time Boat Rentals, 100% PAYOUT
Classic Tournament September 4th
Jeff England and Tony Marlowe win
Big Bass Alert: Early birds can catch nice bass on top water lures in the morning when the bait fish are near the surface. Shuo Zhang caught the 2.5 spotted bass with a buzz bait on the second cast of the day near the grass island straight out from the store. Mike Wolfe caught and released his 7lb 1oz large mouth using a bass jig with a traditional pig trailer. This is a good big bass lure available in good tackle stores everywhere including right here at Lake Purdy.Tim Horton with his grandsons, Jorden, Taylor and Jacob Messner
Janice Vickers with 7 lb catfish August 7
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.
Mike Celeri with 7 lb Large Mouth Bass on August 14
Rent a Pontoon for as little as $70 plus tax for two hours.
Or rent it on the Afternoon Special for only $85 plus tax from 1pm to 7pm, Tuesday through Friday. 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.
Open Tuesday through Sunday 6 AM - 5:30 PM
"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 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.
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.
Now Open 6AM to 5:30PM
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.
Maddy Cole with large mouth caught with Purdy guide, Rich Richardson