Alabama Lower Geneva County Lake to be Drained and Restocked

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Lower Geneva County Lake has been closed for renovation and restocking. The lake was closed because anglers began experiencing a decline in fishing quality due to competitive species. Research suggests that ponds with higher angler satisfaction contain a balanced combination of largemouth bass, bluegill , redear sunfish and channel catfish. The lake is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2013.

Once restocked, anglers can expect to experience better fishing in the lake three to seven years after the renovations. However, nearby Upper Geneva County Lake still offers plenty of great fishing Friday through Tuesday. For more information call the Geneva County Lake Manager at 334-360-5820 or the District 4 Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries office at 334-347-9467.

Lower Geneva County Lake is one of 23 lakes managed by the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division. Alabama’s public fishing lakes are managed to provide optimal sport fishing opportunities. The harvest rates from the state’s public fishing lakes exceed those of Alabama’s large public reservoirs when comparing the number of fish caught per hour, the weight of fish caught per hour, or the pounds of fish harvested per acre.

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