Archive | Lake News RSS feed for this section

Wood Carver


Creator of many; master of all When lightning struck a tree in Bill Golden’s yard, the natural instinct was to grab a chainsaw. But as quickly as that bolt shot through the tree, an idea struck Golden. So with chainsaw in hand and a makeshift scaffold surrounding the tree, he masterfully turned the 12 feet […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Boats Built by Hand

Sitting in what is easily described as a “dream” workshop a few blocks from Logan Martin Lake is a work of art in wood — a Pete Culler designed Wherry Yawl boat. It is the pride and joy of professional structural engineer Bob Barnett — and though the boat-project was started by many hands, it […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Lake landmark reopens

Lucky’s Bait and Tackle, a mainstay for anglers on Logan Martin Lake, has reopened in the same location on US 231 South. New owners are Aaron Roberts and Debbie Cearly. The store features live bait, rods and fishing tackle. They kept the name for nostalgia. “Everybody knew it as Lucky’s. Why change it?,” said Roberts. […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Remember Avondale Lake

Vicki Davis on pier at swimming area, Avondale Lake

When the waters of Logan Martin reservoir began to rise in 1963, they slowly covered the remaining foundation walls of Easonville, Alabama, committing a once-bustling little country village to the whims of history and nostalgia. This impoundment also engulfed two smaller lakes that were part of the Easonville environs — Harmon Lake and Avondale Lake. […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Canada Geese Removal


To all Logan Martin Lake Protection Association Members, We have been notified by the City of Pell City that the USDA will be coming in the next few weeks for removal of the Canada Geese that have been plaguing Lakeside Park.   With the arrival of the USDA in our community we have the opportunity […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Chapel in the Pines open for another season

Chapel in the Pines on the banks of Logan Martin Lake at Pine Harbor Country Club is open for another season at the “Come as you are” church. It is an ecumenical service of Christian worship from the first Sunday in May through the last Sunday in September. Services are at 8:30 a.m., and church […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Logan Martin 10th in country for crappie fishing


Logan Martin Lake edged out Weiss Lake for the number 10 spot in the nation for the top 50 best crappie fishing lakes, according to According to the online fishing report site, Logan Martin is “known primarily as a trolling lake and it harbors an outstanding population of black and white crappies. It’s also […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

It’s a bird, it’s a plane. No, it’s … pelicans?


Chances are if you ventured out onto Logan Martin Lake or have a particularly good vantage point of the main channel lately, you have seen something rarely spotted in these parts until now. At first glance, it may look like an egret or some other large white bird, but a closer look reveals the distinctive […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Kayak fishing making a splash at Neely Henry, Logan Martin

kayak fishing

Spring time in St. Clair County: fresh air, blue skies, green grass and, of course, fishing. Lots and lots of fishing. By the time the ol’ groundhog’s predictions have taken root, there will be – excuse the pun – a boatload of fishing tournaments on and around Neely Henry and Logan Martin lakes. That also […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )

Great catch!


Herons are plentiful around these parts, but photographer Jerry Martin did manage to capture a rarity with one — a snapshot of the moment this one found his catch. You may have some interesting photos of lake life as well. How about sending them our way, and we will share them on the website. […]

Continue Reading Comments ( 0 )