Copyright 2019 James Marsh
Fishing Lake Martin, Alabama

05/04/19 Fishing Report for Lake Martin: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of page)
Bass are in the post-spawn stage and hungry. We are getting reports of good numbers being
caught on large, shallow running crankbait, buzz baits, large spinner baits and large top
water lures. Crappie are still being caught in good number but also post-spawn.

Description of the Lake:
Lake Martin is deep, clear, beautiful lake with 40,000 surface acres with over 750 miles of
shoreline. It is located directly south of Alexander City in Central Alabama on the Talapoosa
River. There are several public and private boat launches and marinas. Anglers fish bluffs
and tree-lined banks that hold cover for fish. There are numerous boat docks and boat
houses that also hold fish. It's deep clear water demands tactics and strategies that are
different from most lowland lakes. Anglers fish from the banks, piers and from canoes,
kayaks, john boats, pontoon boats and bass boats.

Species:
Largemouth Bass
Shoal Bass
Spotted Bass
White Bass
Yellow Bass
Striped Bass
Bluegill
Redear Sunfish (Shellcrackers)
White Crappie
Black Crappie

Seasons:
T
he fishing season is year-round.
Spring:
Spring is the best time for crappie and bass. Late spring is good for bluegills and
shellcrackers
Summer:
This is a good time for spotted, largemouth, shoal and striped bass.
Fall:
Fall it a great time for all species of bass, redear sunfish, and bluegill.
Winter:
Winter months are good for bass

Lake Level: Lake Martin Water Levels

Weather: Alexander City
Recommended Lures and Bait : Perfect Lures
Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted Bass

Striped Bass

Bluegill/Sheelcrackers:

Crappie:






























Fly Fishing - Recommended Flies For :
Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass - Minnow, Crayfish

Stripers - Shad

Bluegill/Shellcrackers - Minnows, Nymphs, Terrestrials
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Recommended Fly FishingTackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 3  to 8 weight, depending on species
Leaders:
Leaders for Bass
Leaders for panfish
Best Fly Rods: 3 weight to 8 weight depending on
species:
Journeyman, Maser, Pro, Pemiere
Fly Reels: For 3 to 8 weight fly line-
Journeyman, SR Reel, Redington
Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses
Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Fishing Report Archives:
02/21/19 Bass are the main species that are pursued during the winter. They
are generally found in the deeper water of creek channels, along steep bluffs,
and banks. Crappie can be caught but you need to fish deep flats and creek
channels.
Recommended Tackle & Gear
Line:
Braided & Mono, 4# test to #25 test, depending
on the species of fish
Spinning Rods:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Casting Rods
Light to heavy Rod, depending on species of fish
Spinning Reels:
Ultra light to heavy depending on species of fish
Spinning rods:
Light to heavy depending on species of fish
Misc. Items:
Tackle Boxes
Landing Nets
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (sales@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Options For Selecting Lures and Bait:
1. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.
2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.
3. Email us (lures@perfectflystore.com)
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.
All orders are shipped free in the
U. S. Orders over $100 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
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