Lake Martin is Alabama's largest lake, spanning across 44,000 acres on the Tallapoosa River. The lake, which has 850 miles of shoreline, is a popular vacation destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Its pristine clear water is perfect for boating, water skiing, and other water activities. It also provides great crappie and striped bass fishing.
There are many private and public boat launches and marinas located around Lake Martin. The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) runs several of the public boat ramps located in Tallapoosa County and others are run by Alabama Power Company, Tallapoosa County, and Alexander City.
Visit the Outdoor Alabama website for a list of public boat ramps on Lake Martin.
Lake Martin has largemouth bass, spotted bass, striped bass, white bass, black crappie, channel catfish, flathead catfish, bluegill, and redear sunfish species of fish. The lake is a popular location for bass tournaments, many of the tournaments being held at Wind Creek State Park in Alexander City (Tallapoosa County). In addition to bass, the lake is also popular for its crappie fishing.
Visit the Outdoor Alabama website for more information about fishing tournaments at Lake Martin.