Surface Temperature: 82.5
Water Level: 490.37 (You can always find the current water level here.)
Clarity: Clear to Very Clear
Well as you already know, spring has wound down and temperatures have been rising- but that doesn’t mean it’s time to put away your fishing gear because here on Lake Martin, for the most part, fishing is good in June. For catching stripers we will be slowly working our way down to the southern end of the lake to some of the deeper areas- searching for a little cooler water temperatures. The bite will be getting earlier and earlier and almost non existent mid afternoon. It will then will start back right before nightfall, with a good bite throughout the night. Live baiting will be the number one choice for us as a guide service, but sometime this month we will also be dusting off the Scotty Electric Down Riggers and giving the trolling motors a little rest to do some trolling with our outboards. Never underestimate the fun you can have trolling. In fact, I have several clients that prefer this type of fishing. And oh yes, you can catch some trophy size stripers trolling for sure. Don’t forget as always to keep your top water plug tied on a extremely good spinning rod because June will produce a few stripers busting on top. Until next month, be careful and tight lines!
Thank you to David Hare with Alex City Guide Service for this month’s fishing report.
Update on “The Million Dollar Fish Swimming in Lake Martin”
We still have another month left, but already 14 tagged fish have been caught in Lake Martin. Each of these fish are worth at least $1,500.
We had previously told you about Crank 4 Bank put on by OGS Fishing Tournaments. The event started April 1, and there are 200 tagged fish swimming in the lake. Each one of those fish is worth at least $1,500. However, a couple are worth boats, one is worth a truck, and yes, one is worth a million dollars!
People are catching them, but there are still plenty left to catch, and you have until July 4th to catch yours!
June Fishing Tournaments at Lake Martin
Information on Boating License Requirements in Alabama
Visiting Lake Martin and have questions about if you need a boating license? Well, some do and some don’t. Get more info here to see what category you fall under.