State Lakes to Resume Normal Operating Schedule

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The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced that state lakes will resume their normal operating schedule on February 1, 2003. The lakes will operate during daylight hours six days a week.

The Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries manages 23 public fishing lakes in 20 counties. Lakes are closed during the months of December and January.

Anglers 12 years or older must have a valid fishing permit in possession to fish, and those 16-65 must have a valid fishing license as well.

For further information, contact the Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Fisheries Section at (334)242-3471, or one of the following:


Barbour County Lake (334) 775-7123

Bibb County Lake (205) 938-2124

Chambers County Lake (334) 864-8145

Clay County Lake (256) 488-0038

Coffee County Lake (334) 897-2131

Crenshaw County Lake (334) 335-4374

Dale County Lake (334) 774-0588

Dallas County Lake (334) 874-6066

DeKalb County Lake (256) 657-3000

Escambia County Lake (251) 809-0068

Fayette County Lake (205) 932-6548

Geneva County Lake (334) 684-6488

Lamar County Lake (205) 695-8283

Lee County Lake (334) 749-1275

Madison County Lake (256) 776-4905

Marion County Lake (205) 921-7856

Monroe County Lake (251) 789- 2737

Pike County Lake (334) 484-9610

Walker County Lake (205) 221-1801

Washington County Lake (251) 846-2512