Fishing Report December
Darrin Mayfield with 5 1/2 lb Bass Nov 25 Richard Fields with 4 1/4 lb Bass Nov 29
Tip: Richard Fields used a traditional winter lure for his big bass pictured above. He calls it the jig and "pork chop". Others refer to it as a jig and pig. It is a heavy bass jig usually 3/8 oz with a dark skirt and a trailer to slow the fall of the jig. In the past this trailer was made of real pork rind. More recently plastic trailers of the same shape have replaced the pork because it doesn't dry out. Fish the jig and pig with slow jerks to imitate the movement of crawdads.
Mike Goodwin with "A Determined Fisherman". Find out how they caught these November Lake Purdy Spotted Bass in the tip below.
Tip: Mike and "A Determined Fisherman" say they caught all their bass in shallow water, 4 feet or less. They were casting a shallow diving crankbait (square billed shallow runner) at visible submerged rocks, stumps and branches.
Lake Clarity: Stained
Lake Level: Lake level - Down 3.5+ ft from full pool
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.
Tony Lajoe caught his 5lb13oz instant cash winning bass with a Zoom swimbait on a cloudy afternoon when the fish came up to attack the baitfish near the surface. Also effective at these times are jerk baits and lipless crankbaits like the Rat-L-Trap.
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.
Submitted by: Kenthefisherman, call 205 991-9107 for more information.