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Linesides: Good. The rain we had earlier this week has really stained the north end of the lake. This really didn’t hurt me, because I wasn’t spending much time north of the S-Turns anyway. There are fish in the S-Turns, but mostly white bass.
The Umbrella rig bite is starting to be the best overall bite on the lake. Free-lines and planner boards are working early in the morning, and then again right before dusk. Between sunup and sundown the umbrella bite is king. There is a down-rods bite, but nothing like the umbrella bite. We caught most of our fish again this week on our U-rigs, then live bait. That is about norm for most of the winter. I am targeting the flats from the S-turns all the way up to Clear Creek. I’m not even looking in the Allatoona arm right now.
There’s a ton of fish moving up on flats and points to feed on small threadfin right now. Catch them on jigging spoons or Rooster Tails, if you can get them deep enough. Fish 10-12 feet deep. The flats off Gaults have been good, as well as the island at Harbor Town and Bartow-Carver.
Seagulls are starting to show up. I expect in December the fishing will be full blown. Key on birds and topwater. Keep a Super Fluke, Sammy or Zara Spook ready. Pull flatlines and planer boards. Later in the mornings, pull a lighter three-arm U-rig.
We still have a few days open for Christmas Break give me a call at 770-827-6282 and let’s take the kids fishing. View my daily catches at www.lakeallatoonafishing.net under the thread Recent Trips With First Bite.