October 2021-Lake Martin Fishing Report

Surface Temp 81

Water Level 490 (The water level will start to drop on 10/15, but you can always keep up with the current water level here)

Clarity / Clear

Lake Martin fall fishing can be amazing, and I see no reason why 2021 will be no different.

This month on 10/15/21 the lake draw down begins, and by end of 2021, Lake Martin will be down 10 feet. This is exactly what it used to be pulled down to every year, but the last 5 years, they held it at 7 feet below full pool. I for one am very excited that the extra 3 feet draw down is happening this year. Why you ask? Well it’s very simple in the eyes of a fisherman, you end up with a lot less acres of surface water to have to search for fish on. That’s right- it narrows down the areas that the fish have to hide from you, and as a professional charter guide, you are always hunting for an edge to help put your clients on fish. So yes, I’m excited!

Based on 2020 striper catches, I plan on live baiting the entire month. I will concentrate searching in water depth of 50 feet and less. I personally think both sides of the lake will produce striper catches. So whether you like the Ridge south area or the Ridge north area, you should have good fishing at both ends .

If you are a trolling person instead of a live bait person, you will be pleasantly surprised on how many fish you should be able to catch. Whether it’s stripers or spotted bass, you will have fun in October.

If you like lots of action, beautiful weather, and beautiful scenery, come spend a day with us here on Lake Martin. You will be glad you did.

Until next time- be safe and catch a big one!

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

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And be sure to check out our tips on How to Catch Catfish on Lake Martin 


October 2021 Lake Martin Fishing Tournaments 

October 2-ASABFA

October 9-Anglers for Autism-OGS

October 30-Jim Landers Memorial-OGS

You can always get a complete list of all of our local events, including fishing tournaments, here.