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Lake Information for Logan Martin Lake


Logan Martin Reservoir is located in east-central Alabama on the Coosa River, approximately 30 miles east of Birmingham (the lake borders St. Clair and Talladega counties). The reservoir extends 48.5 miles from the dam upstream to Neely Henry dam and contains 15,263 acres.

Fishing Description: 

Largemouth bass and spotted bass are the main draw for anglers. Largemouth bass growth has been excellent, and they are very plump. Largemouth bass are abundant and well represented in the 12-18 inch range. Spotted bass are also abundant with many spots in the 14-21 inch range, representing some of the best values in the state. In fact the spotted bass numbers in the 17-20 inch range equaled the highest value ever recorded from the lake. Spotted bass growth has been good to excellent, and their condition is outstanding. Bass club tournament results indicated Logan Martin was third in the state when evaluating catch data. Bass club tournament data for Logan Martin can be found at

Fishing Tips, Tactics, How-To info: 

Crappie fishing is excellent and should continue to be good in the fall of 2006 and during 2007 as the 2004 year-class continues to grow. The best times to crappie fish are generally in early spring and fall. Remember, Logan Martin Lake has a 9-inch minimum length limit on crappie.

Striped, white and hybrid bass make annual spring runs upriver and have created quite a fishery at the headwaters (below Neely Henry dam). Fishing starts to pick up in March and can continue through the summer for stripes and hybrids when the power company generates water. Stripes and hybrids can also be found in spring fed creeks and cold-water springs located throughout the lake during summer months. Some of the better creeks for striper fishing are Ohatchee and Choccolocco Creeks. The striped bass fishery fluctuates depending upon 1) reproduction and migration of striped bass down the Coosa from Weiss Reservoir and 2) stocking success into Logan Martin. Striped bass and hybrid striped bass will continue to be stocked at three to five fish per acre each year.

Logan Martin Lake and Choccolocco Creek have fish consumption advisories due to PCBs. Information on the consumption advisories may be found at the Alabama Department of Public Health Web site, Consumption advisory information is found in "A-Z Contents" under "Fish Consumption Advisories." To answer questions, contact Dr. Neil Sass at [email protected]. The use of commercial fishing gear is prohibited in waters for which a consumption advisory has been issued for a commercial or non-game fish species.

Directions to Lake: 

located in east-central Alabama on the Coosa River, approximately 30 miles east of Birmingham (the lake borders St. Clair and Talladega counties).

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Businesses Located Nearby

Bait & Tackle

    Mike's Bait & Tackle
  • 1089 Highway 280 - Alexander City, AL
  • (256) 212-9850
    Harts Ferry Bait & Tackle
  • 6705 Al Highway 77 - Ohatchee, AL
  • (256) 892-9254

Boat Rental

    International Boat Rentals Incorporated
  • 2521 Arbor Cv - Birmingham, AL
  • (205) 967-8176
    Billy's Boat Repair
  • 6401 Highway 77 - Gadsden, AL
  • (256) 442-9849
    Alabama Small Boats Incorporated
  • 2800 Cahaba Village Plz - Birmingham, AL
  • (205) 977-7010

Vacation Rental

  • 2101 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N - Birmingham, AL
  • (205) 324-5000

Bar and Restaurant

    Richey's Barbque
  • 270 Marina Dr - Talladega, AL
  • (256) 268-0207
    Shaws Bar B Que
  • 740 Park Ave - Moody, AL
  • (205) 640-5023
    Fat Man's Bar-B-Que
  • 10179 Us Highway 231 - Cropwell, AL
  • (205) 525-5255

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