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Logan Martin Lake
Last Updated: 01/30/2014
Fishing Alabama Reeds Guide Service
Logan Martin Lake is only 35 miles form Birmingham, Alabama.
This Coosa River man made impoundment (impounded 1964 ), like this major city in north Alabama, suffered a severe wintertime storm the last week of January. That left hundreds of people stranded leaving their cars along highways such as I-20 that crosses the lake, and many back roads were closed.
Coupled with nighttime lows in the teens and daytime highs in the 30's water temps (like the lakes wintertime low pool lake level) has dropped. Currently the water temp is in the low 40's with ice along the lakes shoreline.
The lake can be down 3-5 feet for winter pool, so navigation is very hazardous for both you and your boat in the winter season.
Its best to stay home until conditions improve. For your own safety. And they willl...this weekend!
Predictions are in the low 60's for this first week of February, for Saturday and Sunday, with a good chance of rain all next week mostly in the upper 50's near 60 degrees!
Water temps should rise into the low 50's by next week and these bass will still feed on hapless baitfish and crayfish with lures like lipless lures, crankbaits, suspending jerk baits and swim baits good.
Alabama rigs (and others), continue to fool suspended bass that other lures miss. Fish slow with all lures and presentations!
Always call on Reeds Guide Servcie...first!
"Logan Martin lakes and all of Alabamas oldest, professional bass fishing only guide service for over 40 years"
Thanks and Good Fishin' Reed Montgomery owner of Reeds Guide Service (205) 663-1504 Birmingham, Alabama 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
|Clear||low 40's° F||N/A|
GUIDE REPORT: BEST TIME TO FISH
|3am - 11am
|11am - 6pm
|6pm - 12am
|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|