Mike Goodwin, valued friend and employee and brother of Gary Goodwin, passed away Saturday, December 7th. He will be missed by all who knew him at Lake Purdy. He was a legendary fisherman, and resourceful mechanic who kept our boats afloat and underway. For nearly fifty years, Mike with his father and brothers caught and prepared fish from Lake Purdy for his friends and family. He was the master chef for his three daughters, Tina, Heather and Rachel, his brothers, Gary and Greg and his sister Paula.
Mike Goodwin caught this Monster Flathead Catfish with a Bill Norman Crankbait
Zach Parson caught his limit of crappie on Thursday 8/29 with Bobby Garland jigs
Alert: This Labor Day weekend kicks off the start of excellent fall fishing at Lake Purdy. Large amounts of small shad schools have been spotted this week. This late season spawn of baitfish has the crappie and spotted bass on the move and feeding up. Zach Parsons, pictured above, caught his limit of crappie using Green Bobby Garland jigs which are about 2 inches long and a good match for the current crop of Lake Purdy shad. Weather should be ideal this weekend as well; calm winds and possible cloud cover in the afternoons.
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Tony Lajoe won $50 Instant Cash for this 5lb 13oz Bass 8/15.
Joshua May with his first Lake Purdy Bass on a Chartreuse pepper finesse worm
Jay Johnson used a plastic worm to catch 6 lbs of Bass on Sunday, July 28
Luke Moore with 6lb 1oz Largemouth caught with a Green Pumpkin lizard May 22. Luke won $25 last year in the Kid's Cash for Lunkers Contest.
First Lake Pury fish for Wei Je and Wei Chee Chen and McConnel and Jarred Gou fishing with their friend Rylan DeLap
Look for bedding Shellcrackers in shallow water, 3 or 4 feet deep. The beds will look like pie pans on gravelly bottoms often tucked up under a tree or a sloping bank.
John Wilson Caught this 2 lb 3 oz Crappie trolling with a crankbait on May 16th.
Chris Bryant used a chartreuse and white spinnerbait to catch this 5 lb 9 oz largemouth on May 13th
Mike Wolfe caught and released this 6 lb 10 oz Largemouth on a Buzzbait 5/9/13. The same day he also caught and released a 5 lb 10 oz and a 3 lb 11 oz Bass.
Pretty Good Day.
Garrett Langer Caught and released this 7lb 6oz Largemouth on May 5th
This week's crappie lunkers include clockwise from upper left: Kevin Campbell, Chris Bryant, Joseph McDaniel and Steve Adaway.
Garrett Langer used an Alabama Rig to catch this 5 lb Spotted
Bass on 3/20/13
Zhyong Liu and Yuan Yuan 2 lb Crappie from the Boat Landing slough
Dan, Daniel and John Hubka with triple limit of Crappie caught with minnows on shoreline tree tops on Wednesday 3/20
Matthew Nabors with slab crappie 3/22/13. Read how he did it in the fishing report
Victor Smith also had a good day trolling with jigs on a cold Friday
Chelsea Swann used a minnow to catch this 1 lb 14 oz crappie on Spring Break
Larry May caught his 1 lb 12 oz crappie with a minnow on 3/19
John McDonald 3 1/4 and 2 3/4 lb bass Feb 9th
Tim Isbell with 4 lb Bass on November 24th
Hoyt Elrod with 3lb and 2 1/2lb Crappiecaught trolling with white jig on 10/12/12.
Gary and Mike Goodwin with Bass limit caught with crankbaits on December 5
Christy Smith with 4lb 4oz
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The Burgos family caught a stringer of catfish on 6/11/12, including these two big Channel Cats, 4lb 12oz and 4lb 11oz. They won $100 for the biggest catfish of June.
John McDaniel with Shellcracker and Crappie on Crickets
Kita Jones with 2lb 7oz Crappie 3/15
Randy Attaway with Nick Bosque and Brian Attaway with Shellcrackers caught 4/4/12. Biggest 1lb 1oz.
Corey Maxwell with 3 lb Catfish and 2.5 lb Bass on Shiners 4/21/12
John Wilson with 2 big crappie caught trolling on April 13th
Perry Brown with 6 3/4lb Largemouth caught and released 3/7 on a spinnerbait.
The New Alabama Rig got these bass for Clint Pilkington
Crappie in November.