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DEKALB COUNTY STATE PUBLIC FISHING LAKE
720 Michael Road Sylvania, AL 35988
Manager: Steven Simmons
DeKalb County Lake is 120-acre located on Sand Mountain within Sylvania, Alabama.
Directions: From Rainsville take Sylvania Ave S. (AL HWY 75) heading north for 6 miles, then turn left on Blue Pond Blvd W. for 3/4 mile, then turn right on Michael Rd to DeKalb County Lake.
INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
DeKalb County Lake is open Sunrise to Sunset (approximately 5:30 am to 8:00 pm)
Lake is open 6 days a week (closed Wednesday's).
Campground with hookups (shower in concession area, closes at 8:00pm)), clean public restrooms, and concessions are available
Concessions include drinks and refreshments
Bait shop has a wide variety of fishing tackle, live and artificial baits, and other fishing supplies.
An accessible fishing pier makes it easy to reach deeper water without using a boat. Fish attractors have been added around the lake. Boats are also available for rent; a launching ramp is available for anglers with their own boats. Boats may have an outboard motor attached, but anglers may not use the outboard motor, only the trolling motor. Picnic pavilions are available; contact the lake manager
Worms (red worms, night crawlers) $3.25 (tax included)
Crickets (half tube - approximately 50) $2.50 (tax included)
Crickets (full tube - approximately 100) $5.00 (tax included)
Liver $3.25 (tax included)
Minnows not available until September through May
Licenses and Permit Requirements
Regulations (partial list; complete regulations are available in the current regulation book and the "Alabama Game, Fish, and Wildlife Law Book"):
(1) Any person 12 years old or older must have a valid daily fishing permit in possession to fish. No child younger than 12 years old can legally be left unaccompanied by an adult.
(2) The daily creel, possession and size limits for each species are posted at the lake.
(3) Fishing is limited to daylight hours, or as specified by the lake manager.
(4) Swimming and wading are not allowed.
(5) Fish taken from the lake must be carried to the lake manager, who will count and weigh them.
(6) No method other than hook and line with natural or artificial bait may be used to take fish from a State Lake. Taking, or attempting to take, fish by any other means is not allowed, including but not limited to: snagging, snatching, trot lines, set hooks, limb lines, jug fishing, spear, or bow and arrow.
(7) Anyone launching a boat at a State Lake must have a valid launch permit and fishing permit.
(8) State fishing license requirements are in effect and fishing licenses may be purchased at State Public Fishing Lakes.
(9) A person fishing shall upon demand exhibit his catch, fishing permit, and fishing license to any Conservation Officer, concessionaire, or other agent or employee of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for inspection.
(10) No species of fish shall be stocked in the state-owned public fishing lakes. Live minnows used for bait shall be limited to goldfish minnows (Indiana minnows); golden shiners (shiners) and fathead minnows (toughies or tuffies) and no minnow, either dead or alive, shall be released from a minnow bucket or other method.
9.3 lb Bass caught at the lake by Heath Morgan on Sunday, April 14, 2013
Bass caught at the lake in 2012, Weight - 6lb, 8oz