Located in central Alabama next to Alexander City, Lake Martin covers 39,180 acres on the Tallapoosa River with 700 miles of shoreline.

When compared to the lakes on the Alabama, Chattahoochee, Coosa, and Tennessee rivers, the clear waters of Lake Martin are infertile. The lack of fertility limits the abundance of sportfish and forage. Also, biologists report growth rates and body condition of black bass are below the statewide average for other lakes in Alabama.

In addition to private boating access areas and marinas, the state operates facilities at Wind Creek State Park, Smith Landing on Sandy Creek, Madwind Creek, Kowaliga Creek, and Pace’s Point near Camp Alamisco.

Fish most sought by anglers include black bass, bream, striped bass, white bass, crappie, catfish. Crappie fishing on Lake Martin is excellent with anglers frequently catching slabs. 

Due to the many recreational boaters in summer and the hot temperatures, many anglers fish at night during our longest fishing season of the year.

Read more about how successful anglers find and catch fish on Lake Martin.