Smith Lake News Article

Walker County Public Fishing Lake Reopens March 1

State of Alabama
Posted: 2/28/2023

AL Dept. of Conservation & Natural Resourses

Walker County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on March 1, 2023, under the operation of new lake manager Sonny Posey. The lake had been temporarily closed during the transition of operations to the new lake manager. The lake is located at 4227 Walker County Lake Rd., in Jasper, Alabama.

The facility features a 163-acre lake, public restrooms, a covered fishing pier and a boat ramp. Bait, fishing tackle and snacks may be purchased at the lake. In addition to a valid fishing license, a daily $3 fishing permit is required.

Alabama’s State Public Fishing Lakes are located throughout the state and are managed by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) for quality fishing for largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish, channel catfish and crappie (in most lakes).

For more information about Walker County Public Fishing Lake, call the lake manager at (205) 221-1801; the Fisheries Section of ADCNR’s Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division at (334) 242-3471; or visit the State Public Fishing Lakes Section of www.outdooralabama.com.

ADCNR promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. Learn more at www.outdooralabama.com.


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