Pike County Public Fishing Lake reopens June 1

TROY, Ala. (outdooralabama.com) —  Pike County Public Fishing Lake will reopen at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, June 1, after a three-year renovation project by the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) and the City of Troy. The lake will be open from dawn to dusk six days a week and closed on Wednesdays. The 45-acre lake is located at 200 Pike County Lake Road, just south of Troy, Ala.

In 2013, the lake was closed for repairs to its dam and valve system. These repairs made it necessary to drain and restock the lake. During the renovation, WFF and Troy collaborated to construct a new multi-use facility that includes a concession area, conference area and public restrooms. Additional improvements include a resurfaced pier, enhanced fish habitat and increased bank-fishing access. Bait, tackle and snacks will be available for purchase. The lake also offers an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessible covered fishing pier and a boat ramp. Pike County Lake will be operated by the City of Troy.

A daily fishing permit of $3.75 is required for all anglers ages 12 to 65. A fishing license is required for anglers ages 16 to 64. Alabama residents ages 65 and up are exempt from the fishing license requirement. All other fishing regulations and creel limits apply. Fishing licenses are available for purchase at the lake’s bait shop, or online at www.outdoor.alabama.com/licenses.

For more information about Pike County Public Fishing Lake, contact lake manager Bart Pettus at 334-674-2480, the WFF Fisheries Section at 334-242-3471, or visit www.outdooralabama.com/pike-county-public-fishing-lake.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 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. To learn more about ADCNR, visitwww.outdooralabama.com.