Lake Allatoona Fishing Report for May 5

This Lake Allatoona fishing guides report is bought to you by Robert Eidson of First Bite Guide Service. 770 827-6282.

Line side fishing is Excellent !!!  The bite this week is the same as last week maybe even better change nothing.. The white bass bite is dying off but both the Little River and Etowah River runs are good for hybrids and stripers. Cut shad seems to be working best, but live shad and chicken liver will also work well. If you want to stay out and catch deeper fish, the Allatoona arm is producing very good numbers of stripers and hybrids Tanyard Creek, Clark Creek, Iron Hill and from the 75 bridge to the spillway are all good places to look. Every hump and point should have some fish on them.

We are having our best luck pulling hand sized gizzard shad on flat lines and planer boards early, and then he’s switching to down lines once that bite slows. After about 10 am start pulling a umbrella rig. Chartreuse has been the best color for bucktails on the umbrella rig. Pull them 120 feet behind the boat at 3.1 mph. With the way they’re biting at Allatoona this week, even bank fishermen can catch fish.

The spillway where Lake Acworth flows into the main lake is full of crappie bream, hybrids and white bass and they can all be caught from the bank. Also, Little River Landing is good. Cut shad and chicken liver are good baits. Night fishing under Hydro Glows has been good from Bethany Bridge to Park Marina. Shad or shiners fished down to about 18 feet should be good for the night bite.