Monroe fishing lake to reopen Feb. 1

Published 6:00 pm Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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The Monroe County Public Fishing Lake will reopen on February 1, 2024. The lake had been temporarily closed for repairs by the Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division of the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR). The 94-acre lake is located 5 miles west of Beatrice, Alabama, off County Road 50.

The lake will be open from sunrise to sunset on Wednesday through Friday and closed on Monday and Tuesday. State freshwater fishing license requirements apply. Anglers 12 years and older will also need a $3 daily fishing permit or a $30 annual Monroe County Public Fishing Lake permit. The annual permit is valid until August 31. Personal fishing boats may also be launched at the lake with the possession of a valid fishing permit.

A lake manager is not available onsite, so anglers will need to purchase a fishing license and permit prior to visiting the lake. Licenses and permits are available from license agents located throughout the state, online at, through the Outdoor AL mobile app, at local county probate offices or by phone at (888) 848-6887. Processing and convenience fees may apply.

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For more information about Monroe County Public Fishing Lake, contact the WFF Fisheries Section at (334) 242-3471 or visit

ADCNR 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. Learn more at