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The certified redeye bass record for Lake Martin is 2-pounds, 11-ounces. We are still looking to certify lake record largemouth bass (8-pound minimum) and spotted bass (4-pound minimum). We also have an angler recognition program for other sport fish. 

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Steven Suggs caught this 32 pound stripe on 4lb test ultra lite from Lake Martin in 2013.
Striped Bass
Ryan Smith caught this striped bass on March 11, 2014 from Lake Martin.
 Ronnie Eller celebrates 2012 by landing a 22 pound striped bass on the last day of the year.
Ronnie Eller celebrates 2012 by landing a 22 pound striped bass on the last day of the year.
Girl with Alabama Spotted Bass
This large Alabama spotted bass was caught October 7, 2012, from the banks of Lake Martin.  This beautiful smile is well deserved, nice fish.
 angler with a fly caught striped bass
The angler caught a striped bass on a fly at Lake Martin. During the winter, striped bass often feed near the surface.
woman with huge striped bass
Pat Johnson caught this huge 37-pound, 4-ounce striped bass from Lake Martin on April 9, 2012.
 
Richard C. Hill was using a bream for bait when he caught this 30-pound, 42-inch striped bass above Lake Martin on April 17, 2010.  He earned a Master Angler Certificate for his skill.

Carol Meadows caught this black crappie from Lake Martin in July of 2011

Edward Lawrence caught this white crappie from Lake Martin on April 14, 2009.
Black Crappie
This black crappie was caught in the spring of 2010 from Lake Martin.

Dr. Nunnally with a 1-1/2 pound bluegill from Lake Martin.
Kathryn Nunnally took this picture of Thomas Nunnally's "Blue(gill) Plate Special from Lake Martin." The bluegill took a doughball in 2009.


31 pound striped bass, March 2009


17 pound striped bass, March 2009


Tommy Simmons caught this striped bass on Lake Martin on August 11, 2008 

Steve Brassfield's big striped bass from Lake Martin
Steve Brassfield and Sam Spencer with a nice February 2009 striped bass from Lake Martin


Spotted bass caught on September 30, 2008


Carl Edwards caught this 25 lb. striped bass from Lake Martin during early 2009.


Father-son outings for striped bass allow for time to talk about things.


The 15 lb. striped bass was caught by David Foster of Birmingham and the 33 lb. striped bass was caught by Mark Coggin Jr. of Odenville on Memorial Day weekend 2008

Winter spotted bass from Lake Martin, Alabama
Roger Brown often uses a 1/4 oz. white spinnerbait to take spots out of brush piles during the winter.

Striped bass are active at Lake Martin during the winter.
Striped bass are active at Lake Martin during the winter. The regulation on temporate bass reads, "It is illegal to possess more than two white bass, yellow bass, saltwater striped bass and hybrids or combinations that are over 16 inches in total length in the daily creel limit." Though up to 30 total may be kept, biologist recommend that small striped bass be released.

 

 Alabama spotted bass
These spotted bass are typical of what is caught in Lake Martin.

 

 yellow perch from Lake Martin using a minnow
Yellow perch love minnows. This yellow perch was taken from Lake Martin in February 2008 by the Champions.

Matthew Williamson with a big spotted bass.
Matthew Williamson shows that, though Lake Martin may be known for large numbers of spotted bass, Lake Martin can produce big spots over six pounds.  This spotted bass hit a 4-inch green pumpkin dead ringer Zoom worm with the tail dipped in chartreuse garlic lure coloring during late March of 2006.


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