Lake Martin

Capt. David B. Hare

Here it is, Sept 11th, and its once again time to give you an update and the October fishing prediction for the awesome waters of Lake Martin here in Alexander City, AL.

I am very proud and beside myself to be able to say August and so far, September, has been one of the years for striper fishing in many years. The bite has been on fire and to top it off the catch and release has been (for us here at Alex City Guide Service) basically 100% successful. I’ve never seen the stripers in August and September as healthy as they are this year. In fact, this entire year one of our most popular conversations back at the dock is how strong the stripers are fighting and unbelievable healthy they are. If you enjoy fighting strong sport fish, then you need to be on Lake Martin fishing for stripers (we’d love to carry you out on one of our charters).

Last year (2017) October was by far the best October striper fishing on record for us after we had several weeks of almost a non-existent bite. With this year being such a good catching year already we are on pins and needles with excitement for October fishing. October for Lake Martin stripers in previous years normally was considered (by us guides) a transitional month but I’ve been seeing signs of transitioning for several days (remember it’s 9/10 as I am writing this) so my prediction is that you’ll find the stripers from middle of the lake and north, instead of middle to the south end. Of course, don’t overlook any of your favorite places to fish for the beast because they do have a mind of their own and fool me on a regular basis. We will be trolling and live baiting this month so definitely be ready for the occasional top water explosion. From the middle of October until the end I think will just get better and better because the fall bite for sure will be on.

Fall colors and fall weather( if you have never experienced it ? ) is something you definitely will be pleasantly surprised of , so get out this month and take advantage of what all our beautiful lake has to offer .

FYI: If you are in the area on October 20th with kids or grandkids, and want to impress them after you get off the water, take them to Wind Creek State Park for the famous Fall Festival and Largest Trick or Treating in this part of the state. My grandkids and I look forward to this event every year.

Lake Level 490.00
Surface Temp 84
Clarity / Clear

Until next time tight lines!

Capt. David B. Hare
Alex City Guide Service
2036 Cherokee Rd
Suite 205
Alexander City, Al. 35010