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October 2022-Lake Martin Fishing Report

Surface Temperature:  84Lake Level:  490 (This will start decreasing October 15th, but you can always check the current lake level HERE.)Clarity:  Very ClearIf the bite is as good this October as it was in 2021, then we should have a lot of happy clients.With the majority of the recreational boats off the lake now it will be pretty peaceful out on the water. Monday through Friday, you may not see any one but us out chasing the stripers. Saturday and Sunday, you may run across a handful of boaters, but nowhere close to the summer traffic.

In October I would be prepared for the transition of the stripers.  This basically means they will be moving around to their favorite areas for the fall.  Also this month, I like to use smaller live baits.  You can can get these at your local bait shops around the lake.  I also do the occasional trolling with umbrella rigs and  sometimes even the smaller “A” rigs. While looking for schools of stripers, I’d spend a lot of time in the main channels or right of the edges of the channel. Don’t waste a whole lot of time in the creeks this month, or not until the end of the month anyway.  That doesn’t mean a few won’t be in the creeks, but I believe your most productive bite will be near the main channels.

Using and understanding your electronics is very critical- especially this month. If you are struggling with understanding what you are looking at, then go on YouTube where you will find hundreds of useful tips.

You should also start to see a few seagulls, which will lead you to schools of bait which the stripers will be following.

If you’d like to learn more about striper fishing we’d love to have you book with us it’s always a learning trip not to mention fun catching.

Until next month stay safe and catch one for me.  Tight lines!

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

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October Fishing Tournaments at Lake Martin

October 1-Anglers for Autism-OGS

October 8-Wind Creek Bass Trail #1-OGS

October 22-Wiregrass Student Angler Trail

October 23-Southern Collegiate B.A.S.S.

October 29-Jim Landers Memorial-OGS

You can view the complete list of tournaments for the year HERE.

One Tournament Anglers Tips for Catching Largemouth and Spotted Bass on Lake Martin in the Fall

(Shared from FishingBama.com) When Tallassee native Dallas Weldon fishes Lake Martin in the fall, his approach depends on whether or not he is fishing a tournament. If Weldon is competing, he devotes the first 90 minutes of the day to catching spotted bass, with the remainder of his day spent hunting for Martin’s elusive largemouth. However, on those special fun fishing days, Weldon only targets spots.

“For the early morning bite, I hit as many windblown points and short pockets on the main lake as possible with fast moving baits. Short pockets do not hold more fish. It’s just that I don’t want to spend a lot of time going to the back of pockets. I make as many casts as possible in that first 90 minutes.”

Weldon’s fast retrieve lures for spotted bass include……. (Read The Complete Story Here on FishingBama.com)