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Debunking the Myths About the Drawdown of Lake Martin

On October 15th, 2022, the drawdown on Lake Martin will begin.  The “plug” will be pulled, and Lake Martin will start to lower.  It’s kind of like when you pull the plug in a bathtub and the water level starts to decrease-but this bathtub is a 40,000 acre natural wonderland.  The locals are used to this happening every year, but for our friends that are newer to the lake, you may have some preconceived notions about the drawdown, or just not understand it at all.  No worries-we are going to set the record straight on a few myths related to…

September 2022-Lake Martin Fishing Report

Surface Temperature: 86Lake Level: 490.3 (You can always find the current lake level HERE) Clarity: Clear to very clear Looking back over the summer bite I can honestly say the catches of stripers we have been producing this year has been amazing to say the least. My guide service has had its best luck with live bait. However I have heard reports from the other anglers that they too have done well while trolling with artificial lures. Moving on to the September forecast here on Lake Martin….. In a normal year, this month starts the transition period for stripers changing…

One of Lake Martin’s Most Awesome Free Activities- D.A.R.E. Power Park

Lake Martin is a lake lover’s dream playground-with almost 900 miles of shoreline and more than 40,000 acres of stunning views.  With so many great places to see and things to do at Lake Martin, it may be difficult to even know where to start.  One stop you absolutely have to put on your list through is D.A.R.E. Power Park, which is located right on the shores of Lake Martin

Public Beaches at Lake Martin

Summer is here, and it’s that time of year when you have to look inside yourself and ask the all-important question……..  Are you Team Beach or Team Lake?  How you answer that question could determine the happiness level of your summer vacation.  Those on Team Beach tend to be the ones that love throwing down a blanket, and spending a day catching rays and feeling the warm sun as it bronzes their skin.  These also tend to be the ones that enjoy getting their hands dirty making sandcastles, and splashing along the shorelines with friends and family. Those on Team…

Plug Day-Lake Martin’s Own Special Holiday

I remember my first trip to Alexander City a couple of years ago.  I was talking to the locals and I kept hearing about the upcoming Plug Day.  Everyone seemed so excited about it.  I personally had never observed this occasion before, but was intrigued to learn more.

Lake Martin To Remain At Full Summer Pool Level Until October 15th

Every February, we await our fate based on a groundhog.  The tradition says that if he sees his shadow when he comes out, winter will carry on for six more weeks.  However, if it is cloudy, and he doesn’t see his shadow, it means we will be getting an early spring.  While I don’t want to even try to predict the weather, I can say that in the Lake Martin area we have been seeing some pretty amazing days lately.  And although a critter won’t be popping out to tell us if we will have more time for summer fun,…