Martin Lake: Hot and sunny conditions have led to unproductive fishing, especially for trout.
Worms, powerbait, and salmon eggs seem to be the most productive baits when fishing off the
bottom for trout species. Fishing for pike and muskie has been productive, and larger swimbaits
are being reported as having the most chases. Generally speaking, fishing in the morning, around
dusk, and during cooler/cloudy days has led to better angler success and is less stressful on the
fish. For anglers fishing from boats, be aware that water levels are down, there are unmarked
hazards, and there are large Eurasian watermilfoil mats on the southeast corner or Martin Lake
near the spillway. This invasive plant species can get tangled in the propeller and effect the
performance of a boat.
Horseshoe Lake: Like Martin, trout fishing has been less productive with the hotter temperatures.
Crappie and bass fishing on Horseshoe has been more productive than on Martin, with most
anglers stating that artificial lures, jigs, plastic worms, and spinners result in the most takes.
Warm late summer waters have led to increased activity from catfish and carp. Fishing for
catfish has been reported as being the most active around dawn and dusk, and anglers are having
success with worms or liver based baits. Generally speaking, fishing in the morning, around
dusk, and during cooler/cloudy days has led to more productive fishing and is less stressful on
Youth Pond: Our youth pond located near Martin dam is closed and has not been stocked. With
water levels being drawn down, much of the youth pond has dried up.