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Walker County public lake temporarily closed

Walker County Public Fishing Lake is temporarily closed due to the resignation of the lake manager, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources announced. The department is accepting applications for the position.

Former Manager Sonny Posey said he is stepping down due to “health related issues.”

“Since March 1, 2023 it has been my privilege to serve as the lake manager of Walker County fishing lake here in Jasper, Alabama,” he said. “I am sorry to inform you that due to health issues, I will no longer be able to continue that position effective immediately.

“My family and I have come to a mutual agreement regarding this situation and I truly believe it to be the right decision for all of us, my family, me, and the lake.”

The Department of Conservation will announce a reopening date for the lake.

The lake manager position is contracted with the state for a three-year term, which is renewable at the discretion of the state. Duties include the sale of fishing licenses and permits, grounds maintenance, store management and other related responsibilities.

An investment may be required to meet the initial needs of daily operations.

There is no salary or state benefits associated with this position. Income is derived from fishing permits and concession sales.

Those interested in the lake manager position should contact Jason Junkin at 334-242-3472 or [email protected].

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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