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Local fisherman wonders how much longer bank spots will be available around Lake Martin

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 3/16/2018 9:36:00 AM

Willie Charles McKinney loves to fish whether he catches anything or not – but some of his favorite spots are going away. One of McKinney’s favorite spots used to be on a creek off of Dean Road. “I used to go down there,” McKinney said while

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United Way serving up annual quail fry

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 3/15/2018 9:31:00 AM

The Lake Martin Area United Way will be holding its annual quail fry fundraiser Saturday, April 7 at The Stables at Russell Crossroads beginning at 5 p.m. The 2017 fundraiser raked in more than $15,000 for the United Way as over 300 people attended the

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Madolyn Daniel snags Big Fish award

Alexander City Outlook

Date: 3/13/2018 9:15:00 AM

More than 350 high school anglers took to Lake Martin on Saturday for the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association tournament, and home-lake advantage proved powerful for Dadeville’s Madolyn Daniel, who snagged the biggest fish of the tournament

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PREP FISHING: Good Hope wins team title at Lake Martin

The Cullman Times

Date: 3/12/2018 4:13:00 PM

Good Hope's fishing team reeled in a first-place finish on Saturday. The Raiders dominated the competition with a superb performance on the Alabama Student Angler Bass Fishing Association (ASABFA) circuit at Lake Martin, placing all five boats inside the

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Greek goddess on her way to Alabama for restoration

The Daily Courier

Date: 3/10/2018 5:20:00 AM

The statue, fondly addressed as Lady Ermintrude, leaves town Friday for Robinson Iron, a foundry in Alexander City, Alabama, that restores fountains. “The irony is, when we were searching for restoration companies, we found a foundry in Alabama with this

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• River: Tallapoosa River
• Length: 880 Miles
• Surface Area: 41,150 Acres
• Volume: 1,622,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 2,984 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 41 Feet
• Length: 31 Miles
Lake Martin is a man-made reservoir located in Tallapoosa, Elmore and Coosa counties in Alabama on the Tallapoosa River. It was formed by the construction of Martin Dam on the Tallapoosa River. The Martin Dam powerhouse is used to generate hydroelectric power for the Alabama Power Company. Construction on Martin Dam began in 1923 and was completed in 1926, creating what was at that time the largest man-made body of water in the world. Originally known as Cherokee Bluffs for the geological formation upon which it was built (which erroneously recognized the historic indigenous people of the area), the dam was renamed in 1936 in honor of Thomas Martin, the then-president of Alabama Power Company.

One of the largest man made lakes in the United States, Lake Martin is a popular recreation area for swimming, boating, fishing, water skiing, camping, and golfing. The Dixie Sailing Club operates on Lake Martin. Many waterfront neighborhoods and luxury homes are located on Lake Martin. The cities of Alexander City, Dadeville, and Eclectic are nearby.

Lake Martin hosts many events throughout the year, including fishing tournaments, a fireworks show on the Fourth of July, and the Alexander City Jazz Festival, an annual event every June in downtown Alexander City and at the Lake Martin Amphitheatre.

Lake Martin includes many popular attractions, including eagles nest, natural sand beaches, restaurants, camping areas and popular islands. The lake has several landmarks, such as the Kowaliga Bridge, and several marinas, but perhaps the most recognized landmark on the lake is Chimney Rock, a large rock formation that resembles a chimney. Chimney Rock is located several hundred yards away; the formation which most people call Chimney Rock is Acapulco Rock. The area was the Tallapoosa River gorge before Martin Dam was built, and the water is more than 150 feet deep. The spot is visited by thousands of boaters yearly, who park in front of "The Rock" to watch people climb up 60 feet and jump off into the water.

Lake Martin has become a weekend getaway for many of Birmingham, Montgomery and even Atlanta's elite.

Alabama has a lake of a similar name, the Logan Martin Lake on the Coosa River, but Lake Martin and Logan Martin Lake are not part of the same river system.
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