Pike County Public Fishing Lake near Troy, Ala., has been temporarily closed for renovations and restocking.  During the renovation period, the lake’s dam and valve system will be repaired. Heavy equipment work is also needed along several sections of shoreline and the lake’s access road. These repairs will make it necessary to drain and restock the lake.

The lake will be drained this spring. The valve replacement, dam and shoreline repairs will begin in the fall of 2013.  The lake is scheduled to be refilled and restocked with bluegill and shellcracker in the winter of 2014. Largemouth bass and channel catfish will be stocked in 2014 and the lake should be ready for fishing by mid-summer 2015.

“Pike County has been a good lake for many years, but theses renovations should drastically improve the fishing,” said Ken Weathers, District 4 Fisheries Supervisor with the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. “With the City of Troy as a partner, this facility will soon be one of the outdoor gems in southeast Alabama.”

Pike County Public Fishing Lake is just one of 23 public lakes that offer excellent angling statewide. During the closure, anglers are encouraged to use the public lakes in Barbour, Crenshaw, Dale or Coffee counties.  For more information about Pike County Lake, contact the District 4 Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries office at 334-347-9467. To find a public fishing lake nearest you, visit the Fishing Section of outdooralabama.com.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through five divisions: Marine Police, Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com.

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