Surface Temperature: 71 (as of 11/1/21)
Water Clarity: Very Clear
Water Level: 487.8 feet (as of 11/1/21) The water level continues to drop to winter pool levels, but you can always check the current water level here.
With water temps cooling down and water levels on a downward trend, Lake Martin is the place to be for all types of fish. November is awesome here for crappie, bass, and no doubt for stripers . The stripers will be settled in for the winter and not be as hard to stay on top of. There are several good things about November, but one of my favorite things is that the 8-15 pound stripers will be feeding hot and heavy. In November I like live baiting deep for them (40 ft.) But it’s not only live baiting-I also do a lot of light tackle spinning rod fishing for them. I use a lot hair jigs on spinning rods with 12 pound test line to get the most bites. Also in November, you can find stripers stacked in the main body of the lake, or even in the deeper creek channels. Toward the end of this month, start looking for the gulls to start coming in, and you can follow the gulls to the bait fish- which in return will help you get in the stripers. Some anglers like to go up in the river in November, but you really have to be careful of all the hazards up river. If you are not familiar with upriver winter conditions, I highly recommend staying down on the lake for safety reasons.
Don’t let November slip by with out spending some days on the water here- you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the fish you catch while enjoying some great weather .
If you’d like to book a November trip, or even just buy a early Christmas gift, give me a call- or better yet text me at 256-401-3089.
Thank you to David Hare with Alex City Guide Service for our monthly fishing report!
FishingBama.com shares tips for catching spotted and largemouth bass on Lake Martin. Check out their article here.
Congrats To This Month’s Photo Contest Winner
Congrats to Amanda Shurum for catching this special moment. Tight lines to even the tiniest of anglers on Lake Martin! Make sure to submit photos from your favorite times on the lake to be in our monthly photo contest.
November Fishing Tournaments at Lake Martin
Alabama Bass Nation-November 5-6
Wind Creek Bass Trail Event #1 (OGS)-November 13
Reel Money Tram Trail-November 14
Smith Station Ruritan Buddy Bass Tournament-November 20
You can always check out our complete list of tournaments here.