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July 2021-Lake Martin Fishing Report

Surface Temp 81

Clarity / Clear

Elevation / Full Pool 491.00

June produced some nice catches for us. Moving into July we should still be catching stripers two different ways- one which is my favorite- live baiting on huge schools, which is fun to do trolling with our Downriggers (Scotty Electric Pro Paks) with 10 lb. weights and a wide variety of artificial lures. I for one like to troll the deeper parts of the lake in search of that trophy bite. If you choose to try your luck trolling, concentrate where you know summer time stripers hang out and troll about 3 mph + or – . Don’t be scared to keep swapping out lures until you find one that you have confidence in- and hopefully you’ve caught stripers on in the past. I troll several different lures at the same time and if I catch 2 or more on one particular lure, then I switch all rods to that lure for the remainder of that day. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t catch anything the first time you troll because if you go enough, you will have a day that you can’t do anything wrong and you will fill the box. Once you do that you will never doubt the trolling method again!

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

Fish To Catch On Lake Martin:

Lake Martin is one of the best known lakes for catching the Salt Water Stripe Bass.  That’s really the name, and yes, this beast survives and thrives here in our freshwater reservoir.  It’s one of the most exciting fish in fresh water you will ever have on your hook. Fishing on Lake Martin may also land you a Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Crappie, Catfish, Bream, or Carp. 

Lake Martin Fishing Tournaments:

Lake Martin is also host to many fishing tournaments, which can be found on our events calendar. This month, you will want to check out the OGS Fishing Tournaments Moonlight Series. It is a total of six events held on Friday nights between June 4th and July 30th out of Dare Park Ramp.