Anglers come to Lake Martin to fish for largemouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, white bass, black crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish, bluegill, and redear sunfish. It is best to fish in the upper region of this late, especially around the Coley Creek and Elkahatchee Creek areas. You can also fish at the Kowaliga Creek arm, but it is not as popular among anglers.
Lake Martin is a 39,180-acre lake in Central Alabama with 700 miles of shoreline. Since its construction for flood control and hydroelectric power purposes, Lake Martin has evolved into a popular destination for boaters, campers, and anglers alike.
There are several private and public boat access points, as well as local marinas and supply stores. Pick up some finesse worms, trick worms, jigs, or spinnerbaits and head to rocky points and ledges or log jams in small coves to catch Alabama bass. Small fish harvesting is encouraged, but check local lake regulations as there are special restrictions on striped, white, yellow, and hybrid bass. They are the only stocked fish and tend to congregate in deeper waters. Use shad as bait.
Fishing at Lake Martin is most abundant here in the winter months, but spring and fall are also popular. Summer fishing is best at night due to hot temperatures. Check with the locals to determine bait, tackle, and locations for different fish species throughout the year. It can be tricky as the water is clear and infertile.
Lake Martin Fish:
Lake Martin boat ramps:
The following boat ramps provide access to Lake Martin.