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Logan Martin Lake's oldest, guide service report 4/15/16

Capt. Reed Montgomery
May 15, 2016
Logan Martin Lake - Freshwater Fishing Report

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* NOTE - As owner of Reeds Guide Service, located in Alabaster, Al. near Birmingham Website www.fishingalabama.com I can honestly say, "I've been guiding on Logan Martin lake (and all other Alabama lakes) for over 50 years now." (See and like us on face book too!)

Only one guide service can lay claim to this fact. There is not another professional -- bass fishing only -- professional guide service, that has guided on this lake or ANY Alabama lake for as long as I have. Period.

No (to many other guides dismay I'm sure), the pancreatic cancer I have survived did not kill me and I'm still guiding after surviving it and chemotherapy last year in 2015. I'm glad to say I'm now cancer free.

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I Thank the Good Lord every day I'm still alive and I'm able to do so and pass along this valuable fishing information, show hidden fishing holes, and generally showing all anglers the many techniques of today's many facets of bass fishing, that it took me over 50 years to acquire!

* Logan Martin Lake, impounded in 1964 is at full pool this second week of May. Water temps are in the low-to-mid 70's. Air temps this second week of May, are in the low-80's with partly cloudy skies on Sunday, May 15. Rain at mid week is expected at 30-40 percent on Wednesday.

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Aquatic weeds are now in full bloom on Logan Martin Lake (located only 30 miles from Birmingham), with bedding bass and post spawn bass evident lake wide. Some reports of freshly seen beds, bass with bloody or worn-off tails and even dark balls of newborn baby bass have been seen.

These, dark mass balls about the size of a basketball, featuring hundreds of newborn bass fry, are located around weeds, wood cover and rip-rap rocks along bridges and causeways in the lake's shallows.

Topwater lures, spinnerbaits and bladed jigs, shallow running square billed crankbaits, both floating and suspending model jerk baits, and lipless lures, are also good for covering water fast too! Weedless lures like Zoom's Trick worms, Flukes and Gary Yamamoto's Senkos are good.

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Deeper bass are on points leading into small cuts and pockets and creek mouths, using deep diving crankbaits, swim baits, shaky head worms and jig combos. Flats leading into spawning grounds along deep drop-offs are excellent right now.

Other lures like prop baits, poppers, buzz baits including frog imitations, are good in any shallow spot with weeds, wood cover or rocks.

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Look for the best bass fishing as clouds and rain appear next week, around the next full moon on Saturday, May 21! Bassmaster's magazine, Astro tables, shows the next best fishing day is on this full moon Saturday, May 21st! So be there!

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Or you can always call(205) 663-1504 on Reeds Guide Service Alabama's oldest, professional freshwater guide service, guiding on Logan Martin Lake and all other Alabama lakes, in all seasons, year round, for over 50 years....Now who else can say that?

Thanks and Good Fishin' Reed Montgomery, Owner of Reeds Guide Service. Call or E-mail me today! E-mail at alabassgyd@aol.com

Logan Martin Lake Fishing Forecast:

Mid 80's this weekend with rain 30-40 percent Wednesday and Thursday in the upper 70's and cloudy most of the remainder of this upcoming third week of May

Target Species:

Largemouth Bass and Spotted Bass

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Alabama's oldest, professional guide service, guiding on all of Alabama's lakes for over 40 years. Guiding for largemouth bass, smallmouth bass, spotted bass and striped bass. Several guides and boats available year round.

Contact Info:

Reeds Guide Service
141 Reese Drive
Alabaster, AL 35007
Phone: 205-663-1504
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