Fishing Report
Fishing Statistics April 17

Water surface temperature:  67 degrees 
Lake Clarity:  Clear 
ake Level:  Full pool

Notice: The lake has cleared up and the water temperature has dropped a couple of degrees as a result.  Now it is possible to sight fish for bedding bass.  You should also keep a look out for bream beds, especially Shellcrackers which bed early and in shallow water.

 check out this weeks crappie catches.

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

Megan Smith with 1 lb 13 oz spawning crappie on 3/30 using tuffie minnows.

William Sellers with 1 1/2 lb crappie on minnows 3/31.

Vic Smith 1 3/4 lb crappie while trolling on 3/31.

Crappie Time is Here!

Tip:The recent rains have muddied the lake a little but the particles in the water have warmed up the lake to the high 60s.  This was good for fishing, even the bream are now moving up to shallow areas.  Crickets seem to work better than worms this weekend.

Willie Curry Caught this 4 1/2 lb Spotted Bass with a Deep Diving Rapala about 15 feet deep.

 Tip: Bass have been very aggressive feeding up after a long winter.  Many Crappie fishermen have got bass with minnows up on the bank while the bigger bass like crawdad imitations, like jig and pig or digging crankbaits.

Alert: Mike Salter caught these nice bass along with some nice catfish in deep water fishing with his buddy, Howard Dewberry.  They were using Sassy Shads rigged on light line so they could get their baits down in very deep water in the Narrows at the end of Goat Island.

Notice: Fishing License are only available this year online at 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.

Call the bait store for daily conditions, 991-9107

Submitted by: Kenthefisherman,  call 205 991-9107 for more information.

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