Martinez Lake is located on the Colorado river 31 miles from Yuma and is typical of the southern Colorado River Lakes. Reedy and shallow, it still holds plenty of fish of all different species. You can have fun at Martinez even if you don’t fish, but if you do like to fish you can go after bass, crappie, catfish (channels and flatheads), carp, tilapia, sunfish, stripers, and even bullfrogs.

Martinez is highly developed – there are stores, resorts, cantinas, restaurants, campgrounds, and several launch sites along the lake. You can rent a boat or charter a river trip with a guide.

If you want to fish, you need a fishing license and a Colorado River Stamp.

Our bait recommendations

Here's the baits that our Pros love for this lake.