This Lake Allatoona striper and hybrid fishing report has been brought to you exclusively by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service, 770 827 6282 Lake Allatoona Fishing Guides – Allatoona First Bite Guide Service – Lake Allatoona Fishing Guide Lake Allatoona, email: [email protected]. Line sides fishing has really slowed down this week.
Linesides: Good, All the rain we had this week really shut the fishing down. Just before the rains came we’re back down to normal numbers 12 to 15 fish per trip witch isn’t bad for a four hour trip. It’s an early morning bite. No big stripers — they’re all up the river — but there are a ton smaller stripers and some really good hybrids.” The south end of the lake within sight of the dam is best. “The key is fishing between 18 and 24 feet. There is no oxygen below 24 feet right now. Live bait is real hard to keep alive, so change your bait every five minutes. Shiners will fish almost as well as shad. They’ll live longer and are more active on the hook. Fish 10-lb. line on the main lines on downrods with a long leader between 6 and 8 feet, and match hooks to the bait size. The threadfin I’ve been netting have been small, 3-inch size. Use a hook as small as No. 2 or No. 4.” There is also a great white-bass bite. Look for schooling whites from Kellogg to the dam. Cast to breaking fish or drop a jigging spoon.