Lake Allatoona Fishing Report for Jan 13

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Stripers: Fair at best, The shad kill has started and there are gulls everywhere. There are even died shad on the banks right now. The lake is stain from one end to the other and the water temp is in the high 30Th’s to low 40Th’s. There is a very good chance that this will be the biggest shad kill we have had in years. This will make fishing tough for a few weeks but in the long run it will be a big benefit to all anglers this coming spring.

If you just got to get out and try you luck be sure to take some small shiners and jigging spoons.   Also try a medium-sized shiner fished under a cork, like you’re crappie fishing. Watch your fish-finder for  big schools of bait that are near the top of the water column, 10 to 12 feet deep. You’ll see some shad on top that are dying,” . and fish the edge of the dying bait.  Look for these fish to be 2/3 of the way in back of the creeks.