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December 2021-Lake Martin Fishing Report

Water Level:  482 (as of 12/3/21) 

(As the lake level continues to decrease through December, you can always check the current level here.)

Surface Temp: 68

Clarity:  Clear

With December now on us, we look back for a moment on how great the bite in November was. November never fails to produce large stringers of Lake Martin stripers .

Moving forward to the December fishing report, the bite will just continue to be awesome. The striper will be schooled together in huge numbers throughout the lake. I have already been seeing sea gulls gathering here on the lake, which has been a big help in locating bait fish and stripers. Keep a watchful eye out for the gulls diving, and have a Redfin tied on for some top water action.

This month we will be down lining live baits as well as pulling boards with live baits on top, because both approaches work well in December.

Be extra careful this winter here on Lake Martin, due to our lake levels falling 10 feet instead of the normal 7 feet. There will still be lots and lots of great fishing-however there will be more hazards to watch for.

If you are still in search of the right gift to get someone for Christmas, please consider getting a gift certificate from us here at Alex City Guide Service. It’s the only certificate I know of that you can get now and not have to pay for until it is used.

Happy Holidays everyone!

-Captain David

That you to David Hare with Alex City Guide Service for providing our monthly fishing report. 

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Congrats to Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation’s State Championship Winners

Alabama B.A.S.S. Nation (ABN) held their state tournament at Lake Martin November 5-6.  It was a great weekend, and Lake Martin and Wind Creek State Park were proud to host them.  They even conducted a Fishin’ 4 A Cure (F4AC) competition, where competitors pay an extra fee for F4AC, with money going to fight childhood diseases at Children’s of Alabama. The 2022 ABN season kicks off in February with a return trip to Lake Martin.  Thanks to Greg McCain for sharing a few pictures of the proud winners.  See more pictures and read more about the state tournament and some of the anglers’ strategies  here.  


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Brent Reaves (R)-Angler of the Year and Richard White (L)-Non-Noater Angler of the Year 

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Jeff Corley (L) and Will McCree (R)-Winning Team

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Will Davis- Winning Angler

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Phillip Sherrill- Co-Angler Winner 


Upcoming Fishing Tournaments at Lake Martin 


December 4 Wind Creek Bass Trail Event #2-OGS
December 4 ASABFA-Students
December 5 Reel Money Team Trail
December 11 Russell Marine Winter Bass Clash-OGS
December 18 David Reaser Benefit

You can always check out a complete list of tournaments here.