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November 2022-Lake Martin Fishing Report

Surface Temperature: 67
Lake Level:  488.15 (You can always find the current lake level HERE.)
Clarity:  ClearWell as predicted, October was an amazing fishing month here on Lake Martin.  The weather and water has cooled down a lot, but the fish bite is on fire.  We have been running several boats every day and boating lots of fish.  Our catches have been nice stripers, spotted bass, huge white bass, and giant crappie.
Moving on now to November, man you talking about excited guides and excited clients! All of us know that Alex City Guide Service shows out in November.  Anyone that follows us on social media, or better yet, fishes with us, knows that we boat 30-75 fish per boat, per trip starting in November.  It’s an anglers dream fishing Lake Martin late fall and all winter long.
If you are fishing on your own, it may be the best month to locate stripers and other fish fairly easy.  A lot of crappie are caught this month- I am on water daily I see a lot of crappie boats trolling in November.  If you are searching for these fine eating fish, I’d concentrate in any of the bigger creek channels.
The gulls start helping us stripe anglers this month by diving in the huge schools of bait, which in return, tells us we better check those areas out.  I personally keep several things rigged up to fish with like top water plugs, big jigs (some with curly tails, and some without), and trolling lures.  However, my go to is live bait rigs with nice smaller size live baits.  Always bear in mind- as big as Lake Martin is, and regardless of how much the wind might blow, or how many fishermen you might see, there is always a quiet place to position yourself away from others and away from the elements so you can have a very successful day of catching in November.
Bundle up, put on a good PFD, and get out on Lake Martin this month and enjoy life, the outdoors, your family and friends, and hopefully getting that fish of a lifetime.
Until next time tight lines!
Thank you to David Hare with Alex City Guide Service for our monthly fishing report.
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Debunking the Myths About The Drawdown of Lake Martin

Martin Dam

On October 15, 2022, Lake Martin’s water level started to be lowered to winter pool levels.  This is great news for anglers, because once the water level starts lowering, the bite turns on even stronger!   Get all of the details on the drawdown HERE.

While it is still safe to be out on the water, it is important to be aware of stumps and shoals that will then be closer to the surface.  Pay attention to the buoys that are on the lake and follow rules for safe boating.

Top Fall Pattern For Striped Bass On Lake Martin

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Chilly temperatures and a changing season trigger a must-eat attitude in stripers on Lake Martin.  If you are ready for fast action, check out FishingBama.com as they share tips on how to catch all the fish you can handle this fall on Lake Martin!

November Fishing Tournaments On Lake Martin

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November 5- Wind Creek Bass Trail #2-OGS

November 12- Dadeville High Fishing Team

November 19- ASABFA

November 19- Smith Station Ruritan Buddy Bass