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Lower Clay County Public Fishing Lake Reopens Monday, October 1

The Clay County Public Fishing Lakes are open from sunrise to sunset five days a week and closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

The lower lake at the Clay County public fishing lake complex in Delta, Ala., will reopen at sunrise on Monday, October 1, 2018, after the completion of a repair project by the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF). The 23-acre lower lake is one of three public fishing lakes located at 6548 State Lake Rd., Delta, Ala., 36258.

In 2016, the lower lake was closed to repair leaks in the drain and valve system. These repairs made it necessary to drain and restock the lake. Anglers can look forward to catching largemouth bass, bluegill sunfish, redear sunfish and crappie.

The lakes offer public restrooms, a covered fishing pier, a pavilion and boat ramps. Bait, fishing tackle and snacks are also available for purchase. In addition to a valid fishing license, a daily $3 fishing permit is required for anglers ages 12 and older. Anglers can also launch their boats for $3 or rent a jon boat for $5.

The Clay County Public Fishing Lakes are open from sunrise to sunset five days a week and closed on Wednesdays and Thursdays.

For more information about Clay County Public Fishing Lakes, contact lake manager Gene Simmons at 256-488-0038, the WFF Fisheries Section at 334-242-3471, or visit www.outdooralabama.com/alabama-public-fishing-lakes-pfls/clay-county-pfl.

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, visit www.outdooralabama.com.

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