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Fishing Opportunities in Small Lakes of West Central Alabama

Your purchase of a fishing license financially supports the protection and enhancement of Alabma's aquatic resources.  Alabama state fishing license requirement applies for all these waters.

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Pratt Park Pond in Prattville

Bibb Bibb County Public Fishing Lake (fee), boat rental available
Dallas Dallas County Public Fishing Lake (fee), boat rental available
  Paul Grist State Park (fee)
Greene Greene County Ponds off County Road 89
Hale Payne Lake off Hwy. 25 (US Forest Service) and (local tourism)
Jefferson East Lake City Lake in Birmingham)
  Cosby Lake Park in Clay
  Lake Purdy east of Birmingham off US Hwy. 280
  West Jefferson Lake (Flat Top Rd. in west Jefferson Co.)
Lowndes Pond at the Riggins Tract of Lowndes WMA
Perry Perry Lakes behind the Marion Fish Hatchery
Shelby Brantleyville Lake in Alabaster off County Road 260 (fee)
  Brent Lake in Pelham off Hwy. 11 (fee)
  Lake Purdy east of Birmingham off US Hwy. 280
  Montevallo Lakes at the University of Montevallo (fee unless you possess a valid student or faculty identification card; permit available from the Montevallo Police Department)
  Oak Mountain State Park (3 lakes near Pelham) (entrance fee)
  Joe Tucker Park in the City of Helena (lake)
  Sonny Penhale Park (lake)
  Stephen's Park in Montevallo (lake)
Sumter Lake Louise in York
  Lake LU at the University of West Alabama (fee)
Tuscaloosa Lake Lurleen State Park in Northport (fee) (canoe rental and boat launch available)
  Lake Nicol northeast of Northport (sometimes seen as Lake Nichol)

Bluegill fishing at Bibb County Lake, Alabama.
Bream are abundant at Bibb County Lake.

Bridge at Lake Lurleen
Lake Lurleen State Park
has bank fishing and rents boat. 

 Eight Pound Bass
Lake LU
 produces big bass like this February 23, 2014 eight pounder.
 Eight and a Half
Kasie Goodson holds a February 23, 2014 eight and a half pound largemouth bass from Lake LU.

Alabama state fishing license requirements apply for all these waters. For more information about fishing small lakes in west central Alabama, contact the District III Fisheries Supervisor, Jay Haffner.

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