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Last Updated: 04/10/2014
Fishing Alabama Reeds Guide Service

Spring on Logan Martin Lake By Reed Montgomery / Reeds Guide Service (205) 663-1504 Birmingham, Al. Website: www.fishingalabama.com Logan Martin Lake has its ups and downs...literally. The lake level was down as much as five feet during this past winter low pool. Heavy rains of 6-7 inches brought the lake up 7 feet (in a couple of days) in early April. It was 2 feet over normal, full pool lake level. Then, on April 10th it was dropping down again. But usually, by the end of April it is at full pool and will remain there until Fall, when the lake is lowered again for winter pool. During Spring with the lakes rising waters, new growing weeds and bass bedding, there are a lot of big bass in water less than five feet deep. Some big bass are only in one foot of water all throughout April and May, during a spawning time and post spawn period. These are largemouth bass that hang around any weeds, wood or rock cover, bedding in the shallows. Spotted bass will bed along creek mouths, points and around islands or rocky banks. Red clay banks or sandy small pebble rock bottoms are ideal spots for "spots". As weeds begin to bloom anglers should try buzz baits, frogs and floating worms and soft jerk baits. Around the lakes new growing weeds fish with more open water treble hook topwaters, crankbaits and lipless lures. Also try spinnerbaits and chatterbaits in and around weeds, wood and rock cover. * Both bass species hit plastic lures fished on the bottom. Worms, lizards, crayfish imitations, tube baits, jig combos, creature baits and small finesse plastics too! Thanks and Good Fishin' Reed Montgomery / Reeds Guide Service (205) 663-1504 Birmingham, Al. Website: www.fishingalabama.com

ABOUT THIS LAKE

Largemouth bass and Coosa River spotted bass are the main draw for anglers on Logan Martin Lake. Largemouth bass are abundant in the 12-18 inch range. Spotted bass also abound, with many in the 14- to 21-inch range, representing some of the best values in the state. In fact, the spots numbers in the 17- to 20-inch range equaled the highest value ever recorded from the lake. Spotted bass growth has been good to excellent, and their condition is outstanding.

Logan Martin Lake – not to be confused with Lake Martin – is located in east-central Alabama on the Coosa River, about 30 miles east of Birmingham on I-20 near Pell City and Talladega. Nicknamed “Lake of a Thousand Coves” by locals, it has 275 miles of shoreline along its 48.5-mile length sandwiched between Logan Martin Dam on the south and Neely Henry Dam on the north. The depth of this 15,263-acre lake is 35 to 110 feet, with only five feet average water level variance.

CURRENT WATER DATA

CLARITY TEMP FLOW
Stained 71-80 F° F N/A

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SEASONAL TEMPERATURES

MONTH HIGH LOW
Jan 58.5° F 33.8° F
Feb 62.5° F 35.7° F
Mar 68.2° F 40.5° F
Apr 77.2° F 48.1° F
May 84.2° F 55.8° F
Jun 89.3° F 62.7° F
Jul 90.6° F 66.2° F
Aug 90.6° F 65° F
Sep 85.5° F 60.5° F
Oct 77.1° F 47.7° F
Nov 66.8° F 38° F
Dec 58.5° F 32.9° F