Logan Martin Lake

Logan Martin Lake is located in east central Alabama approximately 30 miles east of Birmingham and is part of the Coosa River water system.

The Coosa River starts in Rome Georgia with approximately 90% of it being located in Alabama. The river ends slightly northeast of Alabama's state capital, Montgomery.

Coosa River Impoundments

Logan Martin Lake is one part of the Coosa River impoundments. All told the Coosa River has seven impoundments including Lake Jordan, Lake Bouldin, Lake Mitchell, Lay Lake, Lake Neely Henry and Lake Weiss.

Creation of Logan Martin Lake

The dam's construction was started on July 18, 1960 by the Alabama Power Company and placed into service on August 10, 1964. Logan Martin Lake extends approximately 48 miles from the dam to Neely Henry dam and is approximately 15,250 acres.

Bass Fishing

If you are into bass fishing you might not find too many impoundments as good as Logan Martin Lake. Bass fishing here is exceptional year around with the best fishing during the pre-spawn season in February and March, and March absolutely being the best month.

Largemouth and Spotted Bass are very plentiful. Largemouth bass are abundant with a very large population in the 12 to 18 inch range. Spotted bass are just as populated with a very large population in the 14 to 21 inch range. Many of these Spotted Bass are in the 17 to 21 inch range. Believe it or not, you will also find many of these Spotted Bass in the 4 to 6 pound range.

Catching Bass

If you are going to be heading to Logan Martin Lake to try to hook some of these pre-spawners it's recommended that you use jigs, small finesse lures, tube baits or Texas rigged worms for the largemouth. The spotted bass can be caught on a variety of lures, from top water to mid diving lures to lures fished on the bottom.

However, if you can't make the pre-spawn fishing, don't let this stop you from visiting Logan Martin Lake. This is absolutely a great bass lake not matter what time of year you go.

Tournament Fishing

Logan Martin Lake is also very popular among many of the bass tournament series. The Bassmaster Classic has been fished here three times, 1992, 1993 and 1997. The FLW Tour has also held events here as well.

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