Lake Allatoona Fishing Guides Report For 4/8/09

This Lake Allatoona striper and hybrid fishing guides report has been brought to you exclusively by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service, 770 827-6282 Lake Allatoona, Georgia email: [email protected]

Line sides fishing is Fair. This weeks weather has been crazy. The rain, show, high winds and full moon has really shut the fishing down. And then add in high water and debris  to the mix has made the fishing very challenge this week to say the least. The bite up the rivers has been very slow  this week do to dropping temperatures but will pick back up in the next few days. . They are still a few fish on the south end of the lake, but your best bet is up north. Mid lake fishermen should fish mid lake in the mouth of the creeks where we have been getting the better fish and down lines seem to be working best.

Trollers are using the Mack Farr umbrella rig right now and the key speed right now is about 3.1 miles an hour and color does seem to matter.


The top water bite is hit and miss right now. Some days they are coming up in big schools and staying up for 30 minutes at a time. And then some days we will go all day without seeing a single fish bust the top. Look for the top water bite to really heat up when the water temp hits 70 degrees . April is one of the best Months for line sides on Allatoona get the kids and let’s go fishing.

Crappie are everywhere in the creeks down lake. Fish in any of the shallows in the backs of the creeks. Troll or drift the backs of creeks and use minnows and bright Hal Flies. Bridges are holding pre spawn fish and at depths of less than 5 feet. Work tree lines, standing timber or brush and stump rows